FAME BECKONS: Colac comedy star gains US attention

Colac comedy export Luke Goodall, right, hangs out with comedy partner Marc Gallagher, left, and model Gabrielle Epstein on the Gold Coast. The duo, known as Goodall and Gallagher, are producing material for American-based comedy app, Comedy.com and material also features on YouTube.

Colac comedy export Luke Goodall, right, hangs out with comedy partner Marc Gallagher, left, and model Gabrielle Epstein on the Gold Coast.
The duo, known as Goodall and Gallagher, are producing material for American-based comedy app, Comedy.com and material also features on YouTube.

A FORMER Colac comedian could find international fame, with his short films gaining overseas exposure.

Luke Goodall, 26, who attended Trinity College Colac, formed Melbourne-based comedy duo Goodall and Gallagher with his friend Marc Gallagher.

Representatives from American company Comedy Technologies found the duo’s material online late last year and approached them to produce content for their new app, Comedy.com

Goodall and Gallagher agreed, and Comedy.com flew them to the Gold Coast last month to film their first sketches for the app with Instagram model Gabrielle Epstein.

“We did think it was bit suss at first,” Goodall said.

“But they approached us saying they loved our style, so we Skyped them a few times and they were the real deal,” he said.

“They want to do social media style humour, so we pitched them ideas and they went for it.”

Goodall said the app was in a “test stage” and their material would feature on the app when it launched later this month.

“We have total creative control at the moment which is really good,” he said.

“The web offers you a great platform for creative control, and in the future that’s how things will be consumed.”

Luke said he and Mark met while working at an Apple technology store in Melbourne and “connected over a similar type of comedy and humour”.

Goodall and Gallagher have made videos together for two years but only started taking their work seriously after positive feedback and encouragement from their friends.

“We’ve had a decent crack of it over the last six months and it’s working out very good so far,” he said.

“To get your stuff out to America is really cool and it’s great exposure; it’ll be interesting to see how many fans we can pull up.”

Goodall said he would also like to return home to Colac and possibly film a new sketch for the duo’s future material.

“The Colac community is always incredibly supportive of their locals and a lot of my friends have filmed stuff there in the past,” he said.

“The fact everyone gets around you is a good environment and I’d love to come back and do some things,” he said.

Fans can watch sketches from Goodall and Gallagher on the duo’s YouTube channel.

The Comedy.com app will be available on the iOS and Google Play platforms later this month.

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