Paul Hogan’s failed marriage and his famous “Shrimp on the barbie” catchphrase are brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson in Seven special: “You break off the piece you want, then you throw it away.” Like your marriages’
Tom Gleeson brutally roasted The Roast of Paul Hogan by Australian actor Paul Hogan Seven on Tuesday night.
An array of Australian talent, including Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Ernie Dingo and John Paul Young, mocked Paul’s expense while paying tribute to his life and career.
Tom went on stage and made some brutal jokes about Paul’s failed marriages and career.
Paul Hogan (pictured) was brutally roasted by Tom Gleeson on the Channel Seven special when he joked about his failed marriages and career
“Paul Hogan, nice to meet you. It would have been great to meet you in your prime, but… here we are,” he began.
“Hopefully this show is doing really well – you might have your first hit since 1986!”
Tom then made fun of Paul’s comedy program The Paul Hogan Show, which aired from 1973 to 1984.
“Paul, when you came up with The Paul Hogan Show, were you sitting at home watching The Benny Hill Show and thinking, ‘This is a little too clever’?” he asked.
“Paul Hogan, nice to meet you. It would have been great to meet you in your prime, but…here we are,” began Tom (pictured).
Tom also joked about the actor’s career, adding, “It was very popular in the ’80s, but now it’s p**s you couldn’t force on anyone.”
He then referenced Paul’s famous catchphrase “Shrimp on the barbie” while mocking his failed marriages.
‘I see why you like shrimp. You break off the piece you want and then throw it away. Like your marriages!’
Tom finished, “Paul, thanks for having me… and what’s your accountant’s phone number?”
Tom also joked about the actor’s career, adding, “It was very popular in the ’80s, but now it’s piss you couldn’t force on anyone.
Best known for playing the real blue Aussie adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 classic Crocodile Dundee, Hogan first rose to fame as a TV star.
He performed satirical skits for Channel Nine’s A Current Affair.
The former laborer from Granville, western Sydney, spun off his “Hoges” character, created for ACA, on the long-running series The Paul Hogan Show, which aired from 1973 to 1984.
Hogan is best known for playing heartthrob adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 romantic adventure Crocodile Dundee, alongside his future wife Linda Kozlowski.