The defining moment for Danni Chaudhry that propelled him to change his name and pursue a life of making wise-cracks and telling stories to strangers came in the late ‘90s.
“I was getting fired from every other job I did for the same reason, which was mucking around,” laughed Chaudhry.
“I sat in the pub one day and thought, ‘what’s the one thing that’s stopping me from doing a proper job’ and realised it was this desire to always make people laugh.”
Cue 1998 and Danny Bhoy began his career onstage as a stand-up comedian, debuting at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 and going on to packing out venues throughout the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Canada.
I was getting fired from every other job I did for the same reason, which was mucking around and making people laugh.Danny Bhoy
He’s come a long way since first stepping foot on Australian shores in 2003, and loves coming back as our humour is very similar to his home country.
“I’ve always felt the Aussie humour is quite similar to Scottish humour in a sense that we both enjoy story-based comedy, which is quite different from America which is more punchlines,” he said.
His new show has less theatrics as the last but still touches on a topics many people can relate to, pesky marketing people hounding you to get more information.
“This sort of approach that we live in a slightly complicated world and the erosion of our privacy, but really I talk about politics, religion and everything in between really,” he said.
Unfortunately not everyone is born hilarious according to the funnyman, but he gave his tips if people wanted to have a crack at comedy or at least try and get a laugh out of their mates.
“I don’t know if you can try to be funny, you’re either funny or you’re not,” he laughed.
“No-one starts off being good, you have to work at it and the only way to get better at it is be on stage. Whether you die in your a** or you storm a gig it doesn’t really matter, it’s just being in front of a group of people and learning.
“My last tip, keep your ticket prices cheap.”
Danny Bhoy’s “Please Untick this Box” visit’s IPAC, March 29 and 30.