On the Couch with Jeff Green

Jeff Green AAR On the CouchWho is Jeff Green?
I’m a British comedian living in St Kilda who is celebrating my 23rd Comedy Festival. I began my working life as a Chemical Engineer and took the step to be comedian at 25.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
If you’re going to have them, then have kids earlier, wear sunscreen and start a podcast when it was suggested to me 15 years ago.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m 55, most of my friends are retiring and yet I have three jobs and I write a new comedy show each year. Can I say I inspire me?

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Pick up litter!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Daintree Rainforest. Azure blue butterflies, warming sunshine, a ferry ride and cassowaries. It’s a magical, exotic place and you don’t need a passport to get there.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
St Kilda Pier for the views of Melbourne and a glimpse (f you’re lucky) of the fairy penguins amongst the rocks.

What are you currently reading?
The Flashman (The Flashman Papers) by George MacDonald Fraser.

What are you currently listening to?
Supermoon – Sophie Hunger.

Happiness is?
A glowing review.

What does the future hold for you?
Blood, sweat and tears.

Jeff presents Letters Home at the Swiss Club as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival until 21 April. For more information, visit: www.comedyfestival.com.au or www.frontiercomedy.com for details.

Image: Jeff Green (supplied)