Jai Cameron feels like drama follows him everywhere he goes.
The Mickleham resident says he has been subjected to so many cringeworthy and dramatic events over the years that he had lots of content to draw on for his latest stand-up comedy show.
Cameron will make his debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year with his new show – Is it Just Me?
“I take my inspiration from my everyday experience because they are quite funny and I hope, relatable,” he said.
“There are a lot of dramatic and entertaining things that happen in my life and I want to know if it is just me that drama follows everywhere.”
Cameron took up stand-up comedy two years ago as a way of pushing himself out of his comfort zone.
“I think comedy is a great platform to voice what you think,” he said. “I also think it is the scariest art form to pursue. That aspect of being terrified is what makes it different. I like doing things that get me out of my comfort zone.”
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival show will be Cameron’s second stand-up show, after taking to the stage at Melbourne’s Butterfly Club two years ago.
“The new show is quite vulnerable but I think that comedy should be relatable,” he said.
Is it Just Me? is at Tasma Terrace, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne, from April 15-21.