At a standup show in a Kings Cross hotel, it was last night revealed that local comedian Parker Wade uses humour to deal with the fact that he is a dick.
“Comedy is a great way of breaking down barriers,” Wade explained. “The moment you say I can’t horribly mock something, you’re saying that I can’t grapple with an idea in the best way I know how. A lot of people just don’t want to talk about things like what an enormous dick I am – but I don’t recognise such arbitrary boundaries.”
Friends report that Parker is widely considered pretty funny, with one advising, “That’s just what Parker’s like, you know? Don’t take it personally.”
Wade pulls no punches when writing jokes, and draws no distinction between holding power to account, and crudely mocking society’s underdogs, insisting that he makes fun of everyone equally. “A lot of people won’t touch topics like black people, gays, the Holocaust, but I’ll go anywhere. But it’s not, like, sexist if I mock men too.”
Wade says he enjoys ignoring “the haters” and believes in the model of comics like The Chaser Team and Dane Cook.
“It’s all in good spirit. And no one really minds that I’m a hugely inconsiderate cunt. Right?”
At press time, Wade was seen insulting journalists, then jocularly smacking them on the back, then loudly laughing to drown out his cruelty, at least in his own ears.