But life recently took a turn for the not-so-funny when his identity was stolen and his bank accounts drained.
Performing at Freo Royale next month, it is not surprising Blake said his upcoming comedic show had come from a dark place.
“I was abusing substances in order to mask what was really going on in my life,” he said.
“The identity theft and a personal tragedy end up being the catalyst for my personal recovery.
“The show is everything you want in a Fringe experience; laugh out loud moments, emotional journey and some absolute absurd and ridiculous moments.
“I love making people laugh, it makes me happy and I particularly enjoy stand-up for its instant response, there is nothing more thrilling than a great/bad gig.”
Brett Blake’s show is on at the Buffalo Club from February 4 to 7.