Emo Parsonson is easily in the top 3 funniest people to come out of Wee Jasper, his home town, population 87. Emo recently put on hold a promisingly painful career as a shearer to pursue his love of stand-up comedy. Thank god he did because he is not only a terrible shearer but a damn good comedian who has been bringing the laughs thick and fast, impressing crowds and critics alike…
“Emo Parsonson was the stand-out stand-up performing a rant about married life and shopping that brought the house down” (City News, June 2009).
As Comedy ACT’s spiritual leader, he often finds himself counselling the younger members of the group with their problems and sexuality issues. To do this effectively, he draws on his immense knowledge garnered from years working in the agricultural industry, in particular the shearing shed, a metaphor if you like, for humanity and life in general…
“sometimes we are safe, warm and covered in wool and other times we are cold, hungry and in the nuddy”.
Interesting facts about Emo:
- pound for pound he has fathered more children than anyone else in Comedy ACT
- he has one eyebrow. “We don’t know where the eyebrow comes from, all we know is when he was 9 he really wanted a puppy, not long after that it showed up…so be careful what you wish for I say” (Emo’s Mum)
- his arch enemy is Rum Willis
LOVE YOUR ART AS POOR AS IT MAY BE