Apres Match’s Gary Cooke is open to all things comedy.
The comedian has opened up about how hard it can be to make it as an actor. To keep himself going he has to do other jobs on the side such as voice overs and being a tour guide.
The Dublin man has even admitted that if he was given the opportunity he would join the Mrs Brown’s Boys cast.
Cooke told the Irish Sun: “I’m not snobbish. I don’t think one comedy is better than another, I wouldn’t rule anything out. If there is an audience for something, I would be certainly be happy to be considered. Brendan O’Carroll is a very funny man and an extremely gifted comedian.”
“I can’t ever see me working in the bank now. It’s usually other TV or radio gigs but you’re also looking for jobs that would suit the same skillduck and dive and do a bit this and that.”
Cooke is teaming up with director Peter Sheridan again next week for a one-man performance of Brendan Behan’s The Confirmation Suit – said it’s not about the money,.
He said: “The rewards are not financial in this profession. You have to realise being a story teller and a performer is what you do.
“It’s hard when I was younger, and finding there was no money it it. But that’s the situation for the majority of actors.”