IT may be hard to believe but Perth-raised comedian Joel Creasey considers himself to be quite shy when not performing on stage.
“And I can be such a snob when it comes to meeting people,” Melbourne-based Creasey said.
“My boyfriend is always telling me to be more friendly.”
Having a small social circle of close friends meant Creasey was surprised when he started hosted Channel 7 dating show Take Me Out and made friends with all 30 single women.
“Meeting all the girls were lovely; I thought they were all divine and the true stars of the show,” he said.
“They just made me laugh so much. I was surprisingly more upset when some of them did get picked for a date because I was going to miss them. I don’t know what came over me.”
Creasey said Take Me Out was the antidote to other dating shows and the format provided an accurate reflection of dating in 2018.
“Most people meet online and first impressions do count, not just necessarily your physical appearance,” he said.
“Our show is modern dating on TV. I like to describe it as that scene in the first Jurassic Park film where they lower the goat into the T-Rex enclosure.
“That is essentially our show except in our case the T-Rex is 30 brutal, hilarious women.
“So the guy comes out and the girls have three chances to buzz out if they don’t want to potentially go on a date with him. And then he chooses which one he wants to go on a date with.”
Creasey said he approached the hosting gig as a comedy show and sometimes forgot it was part of the dating show realm.
“But then I see some of the people from it are still dating,” he said.
“There’s actually a heart to this show and I’m hooking up the singles of Australia.”
Take Me Out premieres on Channel 7 on September 3.