“Australians obviously have a great sense of humor and there’s a ton of young talent out there who are writers or writer/performers in the comedy space that need more opportunities to develop their craft. Breaking into television and movies can be almost near impossible for young people. When I started my career, I started writing for the theatre – it was a way to show my comedic talents – and people saw my work onstage and that’s how I got an agent, got into Australian television which eventually led to Hollywood movies. So I see this commission as a great way to help a talented young artist get their start in the industry.
I owe a ton to ATYP and the brilliant and kind people who have worked there. So I am trying to give back through this commission and love collaborating with ATYP on helping young Australians.”