DAAS: Their Part in My Downfall: On the Road with the Doug Anthony All Stars

DAAS: Their Part in My Downfall: On the Road with the Doug Anthony All Stars

by Paul Livingston


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Under the guise of his alter ego Flacco, Paul Livingston once basked in the reflected glory of Tim Ferguson, Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler, and their anarchic comedy incarnation, the Doug Anthony All-Stars. At their peak D.A.A.S. teetered on international greatness, and Paul teetered with them, until that teeter was abruptly toppled in 1994. Flacco and Paul now find themselves wrenched out of comfortable but obscure retirement to tread the boards again with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott - but this time as part of D.A.A.S., playing to sell-out crowds across Australia. As a fly on the pungent walls of D.A.A.S. dressing-rooms over the decades, Paul Livingston has lived and played alongside these men, probing their depths and shallows. In D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall he reveals all - their rise, disappearance and rebirth - and interviews their fans, colleagues and famous peers and admirers. In 2016 the bad old men of Australian comedy dared to venture back to where it all began thirty years ago - the Edinburgh Festival. Can they recapture the magic? Will anyone remember them?

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"There is . . . a ruthless tenderness about the Doug Anthony All Stars that makes them more scathingly funny than ever." —Libbi Gorr

"I am laughing at death. Laughing at the loss of my parents. Laughing at all my weaknesses and dumb mistakes. I resolve to phone my sister with whom I've been estranged. I privately forgive my ex. I wipe away tears. It's not fair. Comedy isn't supposed to get to these places. But they are DAAS. More than comics. Less than gods. Hmph. I hate them more than ever. But I will see them again." —Zac Berger

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760290764
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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