ARJ Barker is going organic.
‘‘As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’,’’ Arj said.
‘‘Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals and 100 per cent goat-approved by the time you hear them.
‘‘That’s quality you can trust.’’
The US comedian is back down under and will perform his Organic show at Echuca Paramount on August 26.
Arj, who has spent more time in Australia in recent years than his own country, is taking us back to a simpler time.
‘‘Stand up is an organic art form,’’ Arj said.
‘‘It is such a raw form of art to stand up and make people laugh.
‘‘There is also an overall theme of going back to a simplistic life in the show.’’
Although he said he tries to lead a healthy lifestyle there is always temptation.
‘‘I still love a beer,’’ he said.
‘‘I am far from one of those health people who like to tell you about it.
‘‘You know the ones that are always in your face — I am far from that.’’
Arj said he does what he does and generally Australians like it.
‘‘They seem fairly receptive to my humor,’’ he said.
‘‘But I never taylor my shows to the audience — I just go in well prepared and hope they like it.’’
Arj said you can expect to ‘‘laugh for an hour straight’’ at his Echuca show.
‘‘I put a lot of work into it and judging by my past shows at the movie theatre there the audience will have a great time,’’ he said.
‘‘I remember last time I was in Echuca I went for a run in the woods near the river.
‘‘It was a bit of a mixture of natural beauty — and being frightened.’’
Arj’s show will be in Echuca for one night only and kicks off from 8pm.
■You can buy tickets by calling Echuca Paramount on 5482 3399.