What would you do differently to what you do now?
I think I’d like to try stand-up comedy. But I’m too scared. Maybe one day. But for now, I just pepper some one-liners into my shows.
Who inspires you and why?
I really find stand-up comedians super inspiring. The amount of work put into 5 minutes of material is astonishing. I love seeing them work on their bits that aren’t quite there yet, knowing that they are so focused on getting it perfect. And all for a laugh. Fantastic!
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make sure that I’m in great shape mentally. It’s the only way to affect any sort of change at all. You’re no good to anyone if you’re no good to yourself.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
I think my favourite holiday destination is Ireland. My original home. I find it so centering but also its so close to anywhere else I want to go. Whether it’s London or New York or any other destination my heart desires. But clicking into home and family hits the reset button for me for sure. Which is the point of a holiday right?
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I live in Melbourne, so when mate comes to town it’s about getting to one of many amazing restaurants
What are you currently reading?
I’m between books right now. All my spare time is in preparing for my new show, The Irish Boy. Conceiving, writing, choreographing, co arranging, practicing the guitar, bodhran, button accordion, lyrics to a completely new bank of repertoire, costuming… The lot! But I’m so looking forward to reading 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson. I’m on the pursuit to finding greater and deeper meaning in my life and I’m a super logical and practical person AND I love how direct and to the point he is so in July, once I have launched the show, I’ll have time to put myself into that book.
What are you currently listening to?
Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts. Love Hamish and Andy, Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, Oprah’s Masterclass, Who The Hell Is Hamish, Theo Von, Stuff You Should Know, Tony Robins the list goes on!
Nothing to do.
What does the future hold for you?
Working on my new show, The Irish Boy, has been a source of pure cathartic joy for me over the last 6 months and I genuinely cant wait to see it be born at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and live around the country and globe next year and many years to come. Watch this space. This is a special one.!
Bobby will premiere his new cabaret The Irish Boy at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 5 June, before playing the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (14 – 15 June) and the Art House Theatre, Wyong (22 June).
Image: Bobby Fox – photo by Daniel Linnet