Interview: Neel Kolhatker On Internet Stardom And Gen Y Being “Too PC”

Whilst the litany of “internet sensations” and YouTubers continues to explode exponentially, it’s still a difficult career to properly go full-time in. One of the exceptions to that rule is Australian comedian Neel Kolhatker who has combined a successful YouTube channel, filled with skits, to-camera comedy pieces (such as the viral ‘Australia in 2 Minutes’ clip) and collaborations with other local online figures, with a now flourishing stand-up career.

Crave Online Australia’s Mitch Feltscheer caught up with Neel ahead of his sojourn to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and chatted all things comedy in the new age, such as transitioning from the small, small screen to the stage and whether or not Gen Y is, as Jerry Seinfeld recently, said “too politically correct”.

Watch the video interview above and check out his Edinburgh and Australian dates below!

Neel Kolhatker – Truth Be Told

Wednesday 5 August – Monday 31 August

Edinburgh Fringe Festival,

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9:15pm

Ages 14+

Tickets: Gilded Balloon

Saturday 3 October

Astor Lounge, Perth

Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Tickets: Astor Theatre

Friday 9 October

The Tivoli, Brisbane

Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Tickets: The Tivoli

Friday 23 October

UC Refectory, University of Canberra

18+

Tickets: UC Live

Friday 30 October

The Playhouse, Civic Theatre Newcastle, 8:00pm

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets: Civic Theatre

Saturday  7 November

Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville

Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Tickets: Riverway Arts