Despite being best known for his television and acting creations/appearances such as Workaholics, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Pitch Perfect and Modern Family, Adam Devine’s comedic career began on stage as a stand-up and this weekend he returns to those roots in Sydney.
When Devine reflects back on his career he says it all still feels surreal and “absolutely weird” because “I was a funny kid around my friends but not around my family. When I told my family that I was going to move from Nebraska to Hollywood to become an actor and stand-up comedian they all said, ‘You? You’re not even funny.’”
Whilst Devine’s schedule is now often filled with movie and television commitments he explained to us that stand-up will always be a major aspect of his life and career.
“I have such a place in my heart for stand-up that no matter how many movies or tv shows I do stand-up will always be right at the forefront of what I do because to me it’s the most honest and pure form of entertainment.”
Luckily for Devine living in LA he regularly has opportunities to perform stand-up sets on a whim. This means that while this is his first stand-up tour of Australia he is well prepared, although he would have liked more intel from his Australian movie co-stars Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.
“They’ve kind of left me out to dry, I’m a little pissed at them actually they should have given me a little bit of inside intel.” he said with a wry chuckle.
Feb 3, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $81.50+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com