Piles of laughs in Humournoid

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After a whopping 14 sold-out tours, the master surrealist is set to bring side-splitting humour to the North West.

Ross Noble, will perform his new show Humournoid at Broome Civic Centre for one night only on August 27.

Noble said the name “Humournoid” came about when he pondered the word “humanoid” and all the connotations it entails.

“You hear about a humanoid which is like a human-like creature but not quite, so I thought ‘why not change ‘human’ to ‘humour’,” he said.

“It really gives off a sci-fi vibe but my shows are really about anything, it’s just nonsense.

“It wasn’t until I started saying ‘humournoid’ out loud that I realised it sort of sounds like ‘haemorrhoid’ so I felt a bit embarrassed by it.

“But it has certainly helped people remember to buy tickets.”

Noble said he really strives to feed off the crowd and experiences on the road for his show rather than sticking to a structured set.

“Some comics kind of ignore the sort of improvisational aspect of stand-up and just go off what they’ve written,” he said.

“I sort of just go with it and feed off the crowd in my shows so people can expect to see a truly live experience rather than a structured show.

“There’s no point in going to see a comedian if they’re just going to do the same thing you’d watch on Netflix.

“It’s all about being in the room and having that special live experience.”

Broome is the last WA stop on Noble’s Humournoid tour, before he heads to Darwin and the Eastern States.

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