October’s Comedian Of The Month, Luke Toulson, is an immediately likeable stand up comedian, with his relaxed and casual delivery enabling him to secure an immediate audience connection. Undeniably slick yet simultaneously coming across as sincere, Toulson is a comic who excels on the live circuit.
To learn more about Luke, I asked him these seven questions…
1) Why are you a stand up comedian?
A combination of being the least smart of 4 kids and playing the fool to get attention, failing at an awful lot of things during my 20s, and then seeing a Bill Hicks DVD.
2) What kind of person makes you feel the most frustrated?
People at the front of self-service queues who aren’t paying attention, people who believe the Tory economic argument, and lazy comedians.
3) Do you want people to think that you are clever?
Yes, but I don’t mind when they think I’m stupid.
4) What will you always have time for?
I love every second I spend with my kids, which is sadly less than I would like. Even an amateur psychologist would suss out that those two statements are probably related.
5) Have you conquered any big fears in your life?
I guess quitting drinking falls into this category.
6) Which film could you watch on repeat?
The Blues Brothers.
7) Are there any comedians you aspire to be more like?
My favourite stand-up is Bill Burr, but I don’t want to be more like any comedian, I just want to be a better version of the comedian I am. However, I would gratefully accept Sara Pascoe’s bravery and work-ethic, Henry Paker’s mind, and the looks of various comedians it would be too embarrassing to name.