Jackie Loeb is based in LA and recently won best stand-up comedian at the 2016 Mo Awards. Gretel Killeen is best remembered by some as the original and longest serving host of Big Brother Australia.
“People have a great fondness for Big Brother,” the mother of two twenty-somethings says. “It was on the cusp of when technology was exploding.”
Killeen started her career as a stand-up comedian. “People love to see their lives exposed by someone who’s had the same experiences and puts the spotlight on their shared adventure. The more bizarre, the better the comedy.”
She says the show is chaotic. “Jackie doesn’t like young people, but I have young people (a 25- and 28-year-old), so I come at it from a different angle. I exploit every single thing – love, heartbreak, social media and what it exposes them to.”
I adore Jackie, she’s very talented. We’re completely different people, but very comfortable on stage. I analyse everything – she’s an artiste.”
The irreverent humour will flow. “Nothing is sacred.”