Nick Cody brings Fresh Comedy to Launceston

PRIMED: Nick Cody comes to Launceston fresh from a host of comedy festivals and an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show. Picture: Supplied
PRIMED: Nick Cody comes to Launceston fresh from a host of comedy festivals and an appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show. Picture: Supplied

The intense travelling schedule that comes with being a stand-up doesn’t bother Nick Cody.

Making up to 100 flights a year is fine and dandy - just don’t ask him to fly with any old airline. 

“That’s the one thing I insist on, I need a Virgin flight,” Cody said.

“I’m up to platinum status so I get to sit in the lounge beforehand and hop on the plane first, it’s all pretty chilled out.

“It’s a fun time, have a drink, watch a movie - it’s all pretty straightforward.”

It’s been scarcely more than a year since the Melbourne comedian last visited for Fresh Comedy in Launceston, but you’d be wrong to think it’s business as usual. 

During that time Cody has managed not only to marry his long-term partner and perform sold-out shows at the Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, but also to make his debut appearance on US television.

And not just any US show, but the Conan O’Brien Show.

“It was a bit of whirlwind trip, I was in Sydney the week before, I got into America on the Sunday afternoon, (the show) was on a Tuesday and then I was back on the Saturday.

“You’re pretty nervous because you just want it to go well, but once I was out there and got the first laugh it was fine.”

Nick Cody

Nick Cody

Cody said the professionalism exuded by O’Brien and the show’s crew made the experience “a lot of fun”.

“It’s such a big moment, I was the fourth Australian stand-up that’s performed on Conan in 20-odd years, so you want to go well to not let the team down.

“Conan is the best of stand-ups out of all the late night show hosts, so it carries a bit of weight and it’s easily the funniest of the late night shows.”

Cody will soon jet off to spend the remainder of 2017 in Europe and America, but not before performing alongside Tasmanian comedians Kerri Gay, Jake Baylis and Doug Schindler in Launceston next week. 

Bringing an hour-long show, the 30-year-old will cover off a selection of his recent experiences including marriage and his honeymoon, but don’t expect him to pull any punches. 

“If people have seen me before they know what to expect, but if they haven’t, it’s sort of darker material in there.

“It’s always funny but it’s definitely dark - if you like family-friendly stuff, I wouldn’t recommend coming.” 

The next instalment of Fresh Comedy will take place at the Royal Oak on May 26.

Doors open at 8pm. 

Tickets start from $15 and are available at www.trybooking.com/PSDQ