Press release time!
HUGHES THE BOSS?
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016 AT 9.45PM ON CHANNEL NINE
Take a rare look behind the curtain of the chaotic life of funnyman Dave Hughes on Hughes The Boss? on Monday, June 6, at 9.45pm after The Voice on Channel Nine.
In a half-hour special, for the first time on Australian TV, Hughes delivers a side-splitting comedy routine intercut with scenes from his home life with wife Holly and three kids, Rafferty, Sadie and Tess.
See the inspiration behind the punchlines as he juggles looking after three kids under five with a successful career. There is no sugar-coating as Hughes deals with toddler tantrums, pretend tea parties and an untrainable dog.
A natural and unmistakably Australian comic, Hughes’ laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen. He has built a multi-faceted media career, launching him from pure comedian to radio and television star.
Hughes, along with co-host Kate Langbroek, drives the nation home on KIIS FM radio. He joined The AFL Footy Show in 2015 and was the host of Australia’s Got Talent on Channel Nine earlier this year. Hughes is currently touring his comedy show Sweet around the country.
Hughes cuts straight to the bone with his stand-up routine, joking about being a dad and husband in a way that many will find themselves nodding and chuckling along to. The routine shows Hughes in his element, riffing off the engaged crowd as each joke lands with bursts of laughter.
HUGHES THE BOSS?
MONDAY, JUNE 6, AT 9.45PM AFTER THE VOICE ON CHANNEL NINE
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Anyone else get the feeling after lines like “The routine shows Hughes in his element, riffing off the engaged crowd as each joke lands with bursts of laughter” that they don’t actually need to watch the show? Anyone get the feeling after lines like “Hughes the Boss? Monday, June 6, at 9.45pm on Channel Nine” that they don’t actually need to watch the show?
Far be it for us to suggest this this was part of Hughes’ contract for appearing on the AFL Footy Show and Nine are burning it off by airing it after a reality show that is notorious for ending whenever the heck it feels like it. IT’S AUSTRALIAN COMEDY ON A COMMERCIAL NETWORK: pretty much by definition this is A Good Thing.
That said, it’s a bit of a shame that Hughsie has firmly moved on from his hair-trigger days as a angriiiiiiiiii nutbag. Then the press release could have read “see the inspiration behind the punchlines – and the punch ons!” Lines like “There is no sugar-coating as Hughes deals with toddler tantrums, pretend tea parties and an untrainable dog” would be far more enticing if there was a chance Hughsie would solve all those problems – and more – with graphic hard-core violence.
But now the only physical damage done on the night will be when our sides split from laughing too hard! Aww yeah, laughing with Hughsie while sinking some tinnies and talking ’bout the footy and being Aussie as while quietly dying inside – sounds bloody bonza to us, mate.