When I sat down to talk to legendary Australian comedian Kevin Bloody WIlson I knew it would be an entertaining chat.
Having grown up with the classics like D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F, Santa Claus, and Living Next Door to Alan, I knew I was in for a fun time.
PC (political correctness) would be out the window, in fact Wilson reckons it’s “ruined the world”.
And I wasn’t disappointed!
In fact, it started from the opening statement
“G’day Rob, been up doing interviews since sparrow’s fart - in fact I think my farts scared away all the sparrows!”
Wilson is back on the road again on his hilarious politically incorrect Almost Awesome tour, including a string of NSW dates this September.
He will be performing in the Shoalhaven, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club on Saturday, September 15.
“The world has gone mad,” Wilson says when it comes to political correctness.
“We have lost our way. The answer should be in the way we approach things. I never subscribed to PC in the first place.
“Look at political correctness, what a contradiction of terms anyway - if a politician is good, the chance is he or she’s not f….n correct.
“It’s a bit like a fun run - both words cancel each other out!
“PC is like religion, it was created to get the masses to go in one direction and that’s exactly what it’s doing.”
The world has gone mad when it comes to political correctness. We have lost our way. Look at political correctness, what a contradiction of terms anyway.Kevin Bloody Wilson
One of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of Australian humour, Wilson is revered around the globe for his larrikin take on life.
He’s performed everywhere throughout his career, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, packing out houses wherever he goes.
And an evening in the company of Kevin Bloody Wilson is jam-packed with entertainment.
On this tour he is being joined by his daughter, Australian-born United States-based comedy singer-songwriter, Jenny Talia (born as Tammy-Jo Bryant).
She also performs country music as T. J. Dennis.
Her comedy is similar in style to her father's but from a female perspective
And between them, according to Wilson, you are in for a great night of un-PC fun.
The tour will see him traverses his extensive back catalogue, performing fan favourites, like D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F, Dick’taphone, I Knew the Bride (When She Used to be a Mole) and Living Next Door to Alan, (plus many more songs, which can’t be mentioned as their expletives will get blocked by email firewalls).
“Audiences can really expect anything to happen,” he said. “The show revolves on its own axis, I never know night from night what is going in the show.
“A lot of ad-lib goes in, it depends what is happening in the world between now and then.”
And he will also throw in a few new songs.
“I’ve been working on a few new things - I’ve actually just finished an album of old Christmas songs I’ve parodied,” he said.
“I’m really excited about the new album and to do some songs off that.”
And yes he was right - he gave me one example of one of the new songs titles - proudly boasting “I bet you won’t be able to f…..g print that.”
“Honesty, the biggest challenge, having now had 19 albums is what to leave out. But all the favourites will be in there,” he said.
Does he have a favourite?
“I tend to find the song I’m writing at the moment is my favourite,” he said.
“I still like to keep things contemporary but I definitely have songs that are requested all the time and that’s fine.”
Incredibly, in the modern PC world, Wilson is one of those entertainers whose popularity has spanned generations.
“It’s nothing to have three generations at a show,” he said.
“Often it’s the grandma, with her children and grandchildren.
“Sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters they are all there.
“Interestingly 40 per cent of my audience nowadays is female.”
The larrikin, who originally recorded songs on a cassette tape for his mates, penning about his experiences working in the mines in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia has certainly come a long way.
Thirty years on he has record and CD sales in the millions. His music has also been preserved for generations to come in the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra and the 71-year-old doesn’t appears to be slowing down any time soon.
To book tickets for the Bomaderry show call 4421 2733 or go to www.itsmyclub.com.au.