Umbilical Brothers didn't expect joke to last

UMBILICAL BROTHERS: Dave and Shane live in different cities, but Shane believes that’s the secret to their success.
UMBILICAL BROTHERS: Dave and Shane live in different cities, but Shane believes that’s the secret to their success. Contributed

MOST people's careers don't start off as a joke. But for seasoned comedian Shane Dundas, it did.

"I never really considered any career, this is an accident. I never had a plan," he said, speaking to Pulse ahead of his and partner Dave Collin's show in Gladstone on February 14.

"Dave and I met in acting school and we were planning on becoming serious actors, but we were the worst influence on each other, which ended up being a good influence.

"We got a full career out of it, we haven't had to wait tables and we are lucky to have travelled the world.

"We met the Queen and David Letterman and all this stuff you can't imagine. I still can't believe it all happened. I am in the Matrix?"

Shane has been a comedian for 20 years.

"We thought it would last six months, 'who would go and see this?' we thought," he said.

"It's a happy accident."

Dave and Shane live in different cities, but Shane believes that's the secret to their success.

"It all started from friendship. I live in Canberra and Dave lives in Sydney, but I wouldn't recommend married people living apart, that's a bit far," he laughed.

"It's a marriage without any sexual attraction, and some violence."

The Umbilical Brothers KiDSHoW (not suitable for children) is coming to Gladstone's stage on February 14 at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

It's a show that Shane believes the audience's inner child will love.

"The audience can look forward to a kids' show that cannot be viewed by children. If you've got kids and they are under 13, do not bring them because they will learn things they shouldn't know for another 10 years," he said.

"We will take your childhood dreams and blow them up for fun.

"We have all the elements of a kids' show like story time and dancing and singing and a special guest cartoon character."

The show falls on Valentine's Day and Shane said the duo had something special planned for the audience.

Besides getting laughs from people on a regular basis, what's the drawcard for Shane?

"It's the best thing in the world and its therapeutic. I love making people feel better about their day," he said.



WHEN: Saturday, February 14, at 7.30pm

TICKETS: Adults $44.90, pensioner/ senior $39.90, students (15 to 17) $39.90


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