5 Questions with Rhys Keir

Rhys Keir HeadshotWhat is your favourite swear word?
Is this going to come back to haunt me when I audition for Playschool or run for Mayor? Well… it’s Motherfucker. I’ve always loved the way that word feels to say and it’s the only swear word that my Dad really, really hates. Plus when I’m freestyle rapping, which I do frequently and terribly, it’s a good filler word while I’m trying to think of what to say.

What are you wearing?
No word of a lie… I’m currently in my backyard pool wearing green underpants (please excuse the graphic imagery).

What is love?
Seeing the best of someone and the worst of someone, and choosing both (stole that from a poem).

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
I saw Sport For Jove put on The Crucible at Bella Vista Farm. I’ve been going to that festival every year since it started and it’s one of my favourite parts of the year. An amazing show. 4.5 stars. That deduction of 0.5 stars comes from pure jealously and envy that I wasn’t in it.

Is your new show going to be any good?
I have every reason to think so! It contributes towards a very important discussion and there are some very talented people involved.

Rhys Keir is appearing in Gaybies, part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival programme.
Show dates: 6 Feb – 8 Mar, 2015
Show venue: Eternity Playhouse