Thanks to Peter FitzSimon’s column in the SMH for reporting this quote about Australia from actor, singer, director, writer and comedian Jason Alexander…
“Here is why I love the country. 'Mate.' No, it is spectacular.
“The notion that the guy who serves you your coffee is your mate. The notion that the guy who runs your bank account is your mate, the guy on your sporting team is your mate … and the prime minister of the country is your mate.
“The notion that you're all mates, you're all in it together, that there is a sense that 'We're Australians, we may have differences between us, but we're all mates'. That sense only happens in America … when we have a crisis. But you guys propagate it every day by just going 'Hey mate, g'day'. I love it. I love it. It is so welcoming, and so embracing, and so human, and, to me, that is the character of the country.”
Well said, mate!
Jason Alexander will be in Australia in July for a short tour with special guests The Umbilical Brothers. The show is called An Evening with Jason Alexander and His Hair and he will be appearing at Sydney's Enmore Theatre on Saturday, July 20.