Article Title:Philip Patston's identity crisis
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:8th May 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2319
Text:Despite being the unique cocktail that he is – namely a gay, disabled, vegetarian comic – Philip Patston, performing in Adelaide this week, says he still gets mistaken for disabled Australian comic Steady Eddie wherever he goes. "I'd like to make it clear that I'm not Steady Eddie," he told Australian newspaper The Advertiser. “I felt at some times that he would get too much into taking the piss out of disabled people...I try to turn it round and look at non-disabled society and see the humour from my perspective.” 36-year-old Patston, who is directing a show called Giant Leap as part of the Auckland arts festival next year, also joked about being awarded Queer of the Year while appearing on TV soap Shortland Street as a heterosexual. "It was a bit of an identity crisis,” he says.    
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