Sunday, October 28, 2012

Getting to know me - Michael D'Agostino

One more to go Internet people! To wrap things up for this guest post series is none other than Michael D'Agostino. He is a brother comic, has more twitter followers than me, and I saw him do a Bane impersonation on stage the other week. He is the all singing, all dancing, all removing of clothes. You love him, I love him, so click hard on the link of Michael D'Ag-os-tino!

Hi I'm Michael. For those who haven't heard of me, I'm a fellow stand-up comedian of Rusty's. I have a lot of interests and hobbies and a lot of interesting things seem to happen to me. I've started referring to these random moments as "Michael Moments". Here are some examples of past Michael Moments I've been through...

I walked into church last Sunday and walked out with a new ice-crushing machine. Why? How? I don't know, I just looked down and realised I was carrying it.

I stumbled into work at KFC one day, dropped a big heavy cardboard box on the office table and collapsed into a chair. My manager asked me what was in it, and I said '2000 flyers for the DVD release of Abduction starring Taylor Lautner. I've been carrying it up Greenhill Rd for an hour.'

I had some free tickets to a football game that I couldn't go to, so I spent half an hour trying to hawk them in front of the stadium. By the time I left, I had twice as many tickets as what I started with. Still all free.

I got paid $125 to dress up in bright white overalls and pretend to clean a lady's house in front of T.V. cameras. After we were done, the real cleaning ladies came in and cleaned her house from top to bottom.

I got paid $80 a shift to dress up like a penguin and entertain kids for the release of Happy Feet 2 last Christmas season. I didn't seek the opportunity, they found me and approached me out of the blue. The last night of the campaign, my bosses invited me back to their hotel and we spent the night in the pool and spa. Just so we're clear, they were girls.

I may have the record for the person who's taken his clothes off in front of the most people without getting paid for it.

During the writing of this post, I got my voice recorded for a commercial for a radio station. Again, I didn't ask for it, it just happened.

Sean Craig Murphy, one of the country's most successful radio announcers, told me he'd found my blog and loved it.

I once bugged international best-selling author Matthew Reilly into lending me $20.

I got a free professional photo shoot with Studio 2000. Afterwards they gave me a little mini-album with about 50 photos worth $880. As I was driving home, I realised that album was the most expensive thing in my car at that moment.

Now you know me just that little bit better.

Thank Michael, it seems that a lot of people pay you to dress like things, but it only cost $10 to see you strip on stage. I shall return next week to announce the winners of my (used to be) new book. Remember if you want a shot of getting one for free, just post a comment on any of the guest posts featuring not me. 


  1. Michael:

    Nive to meet you. You are a prime example of the randomness of life. Interesting and unexpected things seem to happen to you. I'll be sure to check out your blog. Give me a visit at Chubby Chatterbox sometime.

  2. How do people find you Michael? Do you have a tatto on your head that screams "I am a weirdo?". Random, just too Random. I would avoid shaking hands with you.

    "I got paid $80 a shift to dress up like a penguin and entertain kids for the release of Happy Feet 2 last Christmas season" - Did they let you keep the dress? For halloween you dont need to buy one?

    "I may have the record for the person who's taken his clothes off in front of the most people without getting paid for it" - I thought all Aussies do that for free? Or am I thinking Danish? Gal or a boy?

    1. No, I didn't get to keep it! Which is fine by me, because it was extremely sweaty and couldn't be washed, which means it smelled like a dead person.

      Not all Aussies take of their clothes for fun, but they should!

  3. Hi, Nice post thanks for sharing. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.


  4. My best friend noticed that in most of the plays I'm in - regional theatre, unpaid - I am in some level of undress: lingerie, changing clothes onstage, removing my top because of a stain, shorty-short outfit... But not totally naked.

    I prefer the Gypsy Rose stance of "Leave 'em wanting more!"