Interview: Neel Kolhatker On Internet Stardom And Gen Y Being “Too PC”

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Mitch Feltscheerby Mitch Feltscheer

Whilst the litany of “internet sensations” and YouTubers continues to explode exponentially, it’s still a difficult career to properly go full-time in. One of the exceptions to that rule is Australian comedian Neel Kolhatker who has combined a successful YouTube channel, filled with skits, to-camera comedy pieces (such as the viral ‘Australia in 2 Minutes’ clip) and collaborations with other local online figures, with a now flourishing stand-up career.

Crave Online Australia’s Mitch Feltscheer caught up with Neel ahead of his sojourn to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and chatted all things comedy in the new age, such as transitioning from the small, small screen to the stage and whether or not Gen Y is, as Jerry Seinfeld recently, said “too politically correct”.

Watch the video interview above and check out his Edinburgh and Australian dates below!

Neel Kolhatker – Truth Be Told

Wednesday 5 August – Monday 31 August
Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9:15pm
Ages 14+
Tickets: Gilded Balloon

Saturday 3 October
Astor Lounge, Perth
Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian
Tickets: Astor Theatre

Friday 9 October
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian
Tickets: The Tivoli

Friday 23 October
UC Refectory, University of Canberra
18+
Tickets: UC Live

Friday 30 October
The Playhouse, Civic Theatre Newcastle, 8:00pm
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tickets: Civic Theatre

Saturday  7 November
Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville
Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian
Tickets: Riverway Arts