Gearing up to tour Get In My Head across the Eastern side of Australia, world-renowned comedian Arj Barker joins us for the TBS Ten.
TBS: What do you think is the key factor in you ending up where you are today career-wise?
AB: Probably lack of discipline and follow-thru mixed with a good bit of luck.
Who do you consider the most intriguing public figure to watch at the moment?
Well I hate to say it but watching Donald Trump try to destroy his own campaign is pretty interesting. It would be hilarious if he didn’t have even a small a chance of getting the nuke codes.
What is the worst way for a person to try and get your attention on social media?
Probably by trying to “neg” me – that is, saying something critical simply for the sake of getting me to respond.
If you could determine the exact influence you have on a young person, what do you hope she or he would gain from observing you?
It’s probably wishful thinking, but I would hope they would think, “Maybe getting older doesn’t have to suck too bad!”
What advice would you give a 15-year-old Arj Barker?
Don’t be afraid of rejection. What other people think about you doesn’t matter as long as you respect yourself. Try to be a good person, but know that you can’t please everybody no matter what you do. Don’t sleep on your stomach. Practice guitar more often!!
What is your most annoying trait?
I’m a bad listener, sometimes, a lot.
What is the one gift you will pretty much always re-gift?
I always forget to use gift cards, so the money might go back to person who gave it to me after so many years. That is sort of re-gifting, ain’t it?
What is your favourite lame quote or cliche?
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself.”
What can your fans expect from Get In My Head?
You will laugh a lot. Especially if you go into the show expecting to enjoy yourself.
Sep 09 Wagga Wagga, NSW Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Sep 10 Leeton, NSW Leeton Roxy Theatre
Sep 17 Camden, NSW Camden Civic Centre – Oxley St Camden
Sep 22 Dee Why, NSW Dee Why RSL Club
Sep 23 Rooty Hill, NSW Rooty Hill RSL Club
Sep 24 Revesby, NSW Revesby Workers Club
Oct 07 Melbourne, The Palms at Crown
Oct 08 Melbourne, The Palms at Crown
Oct 14 Bundaberg, QLD Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Oct 15 Noosa Heads, QLD The J Noosa
Oct 20 Sydney, NSW North Sydney Leagues Club
Oct 21 Bathurst, NSW Ian Macintosh Theatre
Oct 22 South Windsor, NSW Windsor RSL Club
Oct 27 Sydney, NSW The Juniors
Oct 28 Tamworth, NSW Wests Tamworth League Club Ltd
Oct 29 Narrabri. NSW The Crossing Theatre
Nov 04 Mackay, QLD Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Nov 05 South Townsville, QLD Townsville Civic Theatre
Nov 11 Orange, NSW Civic Theatre
Nov 12 Dubbo, NSW Dubbo Regional Theatre
Nov 18 Brisbane, QLD Eatons Hill Hotel
Nov 19 Brisbane, QLD Eatons Hill Hotel
Nov 25 Hornsby, NSW Hornsby RSL Club
Nov 26 Tweed Heads, QLD Twin Towns Showroom