At twenty-six Joel Creasey is one of Australia’s most popular stand-up comedians, performing to sell-out crowds around the country. He made his first stage appearance at fifteen and his first solo tour at nineteen earned him Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Joel won a legion of new fans in 2015 when he appeared on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. He was crowned Comedian of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in 2016 and nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer in 2017. Joel has become a television staple, making regular appearances on The Project, The Great Debate and Just for Laughs, as well as landing the coveted role as co-host of SBS’s hugely popular Eurovision broadcast. He has appeared at comedy festivals around the world and sold out tours of the UK, Asia and the US. He was hand-picked by the late, great Joan Rivers to open one of her shows. JoelCreasey.com.au
On the high road: a genius wit and prodigious work ethic take him from NIDA and Neighbours, to Shakespeare and award-winning theatre, and on to acclaim and adoration on stand-up stages all over the world.
On the low road: a yearning for true love mutates into a downward spiral of addiction - a maelstrom of faked and near deaths, shared houses and needles, twisted trysts with cocaine and ice on the road to rock bottom... and, just maybe, redemption.
From first gentle kiss to hate-fuelled wrecking ball, Greg Fleet has written the most mesmeric of memoirs - part guilty pleasure, part sweet poison.
These things happen ...
PRAISE FOR THESE THINGS HAPPEN
"for all its deadpan style this is a cautionary tale ... about drug addiction, being rocked by life and salvaging the things you love." The Saturday Age
"These Things Happen strikes a rare balance, tackling a difficult subject with redemptive humour but never hiding from the gravity of it." Irvine Welsh