Country kid to bring big laughs to city stage
TALES of growing up in Blackbutt will entertain crowds in Brisbane and the Gold Coast when 18-year-old Jarryd Longmuir hits the stage with his new stand-up comedy show.
The Nanango State High School graduate takes every chance he gets to put a smile on someone's face and hopes to do exactly that with his first show, It Gets Worse.
"I always found something so special about laughter and to me it is one of the most important things and if I can bring that to people why would I stop?” he said.
"I have used my schooling life as a motivator and the show is about growing up and the struggles with it.”
Performing Shakespeare in front of his school was a turning point for Jarryd and his dreams to be on stage are starting to become a reality after recently signing with Sass Management.
"In my head, drama kids were always nerdy and then people started coming up to me and saying you are good at it and it motivated me to keep going,” he said.
Living in a regional town Jarryd has been told that his dream would be close to impossible to achieve but his high school drama teacher, Lauren Schuller, has been his number one supporter.
"She was the anchor for this and has taught me everything I need to know about acting and being on stage,” he said.
To pursue his comedy, and also his acting aspirations, Jarryd will be making the move the the Gold Coast but he said he would always be a Blackbutt boy.
"I love the South Burnett and everything it is about but I need to have the move, whether it takes a shove or push,” he said.
"I am excited to go to the big areas where people are less scared to tell you want they think, especially of a scrawny little 18-year-old kid.”
Jarryd will have shows in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in January 2019.