Elliot Goblet (Jack Levi), Comedian,
Speaker & Author:
20th January 2003
How, when and why did you get involved in the performing
I started back in 1982 and I got into the business
because I love making people laugh and I had a need
to perform. Starting venue was le joke (upstairs last
laugh) but I got television spots very quickly with
the Daryl Somers show and then Hey and The Midday
How did you come up with the
"Elliot Goblet" character"?
Elliot Goblet is an extension of myself and an expression
of my fantasies. For example I'm obsessed with detail
and Goblet is obsessed with trivia.
What's your motivation in life,
on a professional and personnel level?
To be successful in an art form which extends others
and gives them something original. To maintain high
integrity and to be happy.
Who were your mentors, if any,
and what did you see in them?
Early mentor was Pete Crofts. He has helped me lots
with my comedy attitude and direction.
Whats the best and worst
thing about living where you live?
I live in Elwood and the best things are proximity
to Acland Street and the beach. Worst thing is syringes
on the beach.
Who have you most enjoyed working
with the most and why?
Flacco because he's a comic genius and a really good
Who would you never work for
again, and why?
Whats the most challenging
thing about working with a "bad" audience?
Trying to win them over and keeping the performance
What do you attribute most of
your success to?
Originality, tastefulness, sensitivity, likeability
on stage, ability to handle hecklers appropriately,
writing of tailored material for corporate jobs and
luck to have so much TV exposure on many good shows.
What special message do you
have for Petersham TAFE, and in particular Greg Tingle's
teachers and fellow students?
Follow your passions.
What would you like me to tell
others about you?
What are your future plans?
Doing more of the same (mainly corporate jobs). Also,
doing cameo roles In films (my first is in "Fat
Pizza" due for release around Easter) and ultimately
starring in my own movie.
more information, go to www.elliotgoblet.com.au
Goblet official website
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