Dave Hughes held his comedy show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Saturday night. However, it was thrown into chaos and a wreck by some rowdy latecomers.
Dave detailed the incident on the Hit Network’s Hughesy and Kate. Furthermore, the comedian said some four people showed up 15 minutes late to his show Hairy at Melbourne’s Town Hall.
“I always talk to the people as they’re coming in … just to have a bit of a laugh with them,” he said on radio.
“These people walked in a bit late. I said, ‘Why are you late?’ They sounded a bit like they’d been at a bit of a party.
“I’m thinking, ‘Oh well, hopefully, they’ll settle down once they sit down.’ But I don’t think they did.
“I’m on stage and I’m hearing an argument at the back of the room, like a proper argument. It was not good.”
Furthermore, Dave played some tune from the comedy show in which he could be heard saying to the group, “Guys, we can’t be having too much hassle here! We can’t get aggressive. This has got weird now. Seriously!”
However, the group completely denied his pleas for calm.
“There is a full on argument happening in the back of this room,” Hughesy told his co-host Kate Langbroek.
“I’m trying to deal with it and keep the show funny when you know there’s like a real potential for a physical fight to break out in your audience.”
The TV and radio personality tried to offer the people a refund. Furthermore, with the help of the ushers, he managed to convince the group to leave.
Later, Hughesy escorted them out. Moreover, he joked to the town hall audience, “I feel like I’m on Married At First Sight!”