American comedian Mike Goldstein reveals why he hates visits to Brisbane: ‘I’ve had some rough gigs there’
American comedian Mike Goldstein has admitted there is a downside to touring Australia.
The American-born prankster says it was a heckler who pitted him against Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, and that he is no longer a fan.
Host Georgie Tunny, who appeared on the project on Friday, told the stand-up comedian she was from Brisbane and joked, “Why do you hate my hometown and everything I stand for?”
“Oh wow,” Mike replied jokingly, “is this a twenty minute clip?”
“I’ve had some rough experiences performing there,” Mike then explained.
“Someone threw their coke at me for five minutes in an hour-long solo show,” he continued.
Mike Goldstein (pictured) has admitted he doesn’t like Brisbane. The American-born comedian says it was a heckler who turned him against the Queensland capital
Appearing in the project (pictured) on Friday, Mike said he once did a stand-up show in Brisbane, which became a challenge after a heckler threw a Coke at him
“I had to stand there for the whole show while it soaked and I got stickier and stickier.”
Mike also said the locals still call him “crap” because he’s American.
A native of Kansas, Mike has lived Down Under for 15 years now and says he now considers himself both a local and an American.
“I’ve been in Australia long enough to prefer this,” he told The Project’s panel.
“Obviously I moved here and I’m still getting bullshit because I’m an American… people go, ‘Your president is so old his brains are mush.’ I think he’s the first president to be killed by the passage of time,” he joked.
It comes after the last of The Project cast shake up, with former Studio 10 star Sarah Harris and longtime comedian Sam Taunton hosting Waleed Aly.
A native of Kansas, Mike has lived Down Under for 15 years now and says he now considers himself both a local and an American. Pictured: Mike (left) on The Hundred
The new lineup follows the shock departures of hosts Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson and pranksters Peter Helliar and Tommy Little late last year.
Channel 10’s flagship current affairs program has bled viewers in recent years, losing nearly a third of its national audience in 12 months.
Viewing numbers, including metro and regional Australia, are down 29 per cent compared to this time last year, ratings show.
The drop in viewership coincides with the recent departures of several high-profile presenters, including Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar and Lisa Wilkinson.
Mike also said the locals still call him “crap” because he’s American. Pictured: Mike performs at a stand-up show