Danny Bhoy is in an Age of Fools at Astor Theatre

Danny Bhoy is in an Age of Fools at Astor Theatre

SCOTTISH comedian Danny Bhoy has returned to Aussie shores for a two-month tour of his new show Age of Fools but he may have to extend his stay given the situation with Brexit.

“I’m not sure I’m even going to get back in the country to be honest,” Bhoy said.

“Every day I check the news and refresh, hoping to find out what’s going on but I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on.

“It’s quite nice to be away from the actual news of it but also feels a bit odd to be here when the ship is going down. I feel like I’ve deserted my kinfolk.

“This is my tenth or eleventh tour of Australia and if I do another 10 tours, I guarantee we will be having the exact same conversation about Brexit. It is the issue, which will never go away.”

Born and bred in Edinburgh and still based in the Scottish capital, Bhoy said his latest comedy show had taken him in a new direction.

“I always try to come back with something different in terms of comedy form,” the 44 year old said.

Dear Epson was quite a theatrical show and then my other stand-up shows have been very anecdotal with stories.

“This is very much about the world in the last two years and my take on everything that has been happening with Brexit, Trump and all these things.

“I thought it was a good time to do a show, which was a bit more grown-up but also something that I was invested in emotionally quite a lot in.”

The history graduate and self-confessed news junkie said given the subject content that Age of Fools had surprisingly turned out to be was his funniest show.

“I’m very conscientious of all the rewriting of cultural history that’s happening at the moment,” he said.

“It’s very hard to watch things like cultural arguments and wars, which you thought had been settled to suddenly be resurfacing again in a quite dangerous way… particularly in Europe with a lurch to the far right.

“So watching and being so closely attached to that from my history of history if you like, I kind of felt it’s something if I didn’t take on it would be disingenuous.

“So I’ve literally written a load of things I want to talk about and I’ve made them funny.

“It was a challenge for me but something I definitely needed to do.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Age of Fools

Where: Astor Theatre

When: March 4 to 9

Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au