Josh Thomas drops in for a laugh with scouts

Scouts high-five comedian Josh Thomas at the 2013 Scout Jamboree.
Scouts high-five comedian Josh Thomas at the 2013 Scout Jamboree. Megan Pope

COMEDIAN Josh Thomas relived his own experience as a scout yesterday when he dropped by Maryborough to perform at the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree.

Comedian Josh Thomas has some fun at the scout jamboree.
Comedian Josh Thomas has some fun at the scout jamboree. Andrew Tremain

The star of Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation headlined the event's Comedy Night in front of about 12,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers.

Before their performance on the main stage, he and ventriloquist Dean Atkinson toured the sites, with Josh eager to test out the jamboree's flying fox and water slide.

The comedian was a scout until he was about 14 years old and even got to experience a jamboree himself in 2001.

While his style of comedy is usually more suited to adults, Josh said he had tailored it for the younger crowd.

With one puppet on hand, Dean said his own performance would mean a lot of time on stage for the scout leaders.

"This is my biggest audience ever," he said. Dean said young crowds such as the scouts were his favourite.

"If you get the first 10 minutes right, it is one of the most rewarding audiences you can have," he said.

Both performers will fly out of Hervey Bay on Saturday.




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