PERTH comedian Joel Creasey will bring a whole lot of sass and laughs but not many movie smarts in the season return of Show Me The Movie.
The show returns to Ten hosted by Rove McManus, with Creasey again in the role of team captain against newcomer Brooke Satchwell, who takes over from Jane Harber.
Creasey, said he was looking forward to working with Satchwell, who he described as funny, and said he had learned a lot from working with fellow West Aussie McManus.
“I had never worked with Rove before and it’s such a delight, it’s actually really helpful for me watching him and the way he hosts it,” Creasey said.
“He’s such a brilliant host, he’s a born host.
“As for Brooke, she’s very funny, very bright and knows her movies so I’ve really got to up my game because I lost seven of the eight rounds last year.
“I have worked with Brooke previously on other panel shows and bizarrely by chance she came on my first date with my boyfriend and I.
“We saw her in the Play that Goes Wrong and I took Jack, my partner, and then we had a drink with her afterwards – so unknowingly she was with us on our first date.”
Despite admitting to not knowing much about movies, Creasey, who listed Wizard of Oz as his favourite movie of all time, said viewers would get a laugh out of some of the new games and a bunch of team members including Pia Miranda.
“I’ll sit on the couch drunk, watching it (Wizard of Oz) and crying but it’s so funny that I’m on a show about movies and I don’t know a lot about movies.
“However, I do enjoy watching them and I enjoy all the gossip and celebrity scandal around the movies so that’s more my area,” he said.
“There’s a bunch of new games and there’s a lot more stressful games this season – one involves a cannon of popcorn that goes off in your face – it’s quite stressful.
“I scream and yell a lot and it’s a fun show to be on, I just get to sit there and play games and have laugh.
“We have Pia Miranda, which is what’s really nice about this show because while there are a bunch of panel shows on TV, you wouldn’t normally see Pia Miranda on a panel show and some of them have some pretty fabulous showbiz stories so it’s nice to hear those.”
In another busy year for Creasey, he will bring his new stand-up show Drink, Slay, Repeat to Perth in June.
“I figure I just might make it a tax write-off,” he laughed.
“It’s just another hour of bitchy, gossipy laughs, and the crowd hopefully just sitting back having a drink and a laugh.”
Show Me The Movie airs on Friday nights from February 8 on Ten.