Tim Ferguson has been a fixture on the Australian entertainment scene for decades. Starting out busking on the streets of Adelaide as part of the Doug Anthony Allstars, he hosted Channel 9’s big travel game show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, and continues to write and teach comedy.


0 – 3:54 minute mark – Luke and Susie introduction and commercial.

3:55 minute mark – We constantly live life in search for everything, we want it all and we search for it as if we have nothing.

Guest is Michelle Gibbings, she is the author of “Step Up: How to Build your Confidence at Work”, she is also a speaker, a mentor and a media commentator.

“Having it all is a myth”, momentary period of happiness, the set point of happiness.

“Gratitude can make you happy, being happy with what you have, mindfulness and meditation are practices that changes how you approach your life and therefore change that set point of happiness”. – Michelle Gibbings

8:19 minute mark – commercial.

8:49 minute mark – Guest Australian comedian, film director, screenwriter and author Tim Ferguson.

10:40 minute mark – From the street to Doug Anthony All Stars to having an appearance to UK television show Friday Night Live and ABC television The Big Gig

13:39 minute mark – Why leave ABC land and go to channel 9?

14:17 minute mark – “The government station is the one you should trust.” – Tim Ferguson

15:07 minute mark – Is it true that the UK show didn’t continue because you were too expensive to keep making?

An episode of the show costs 400,000! (according to Tim)

16:35 minute mark – Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush show (UK), own airport, helicopter and tank!

18:14 minute mark – Tim diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. This immune system malfunction destroys myelin, the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord).

19:40 minute mark – Tim’s latest movie Spin Out.

21:10 minute mark – Shakespeare Tonight by Paul Wilson and Tim Ferguson.

22:00 minute mark – Tim is very optimistic despite of his MS condition.

22:45 minute mark – Opportunities in life all start with a talk with mates.

23:50 minute mark – having a very beautiful Canadian wife.

24:25 minute mark – owning the 3rd largest Star Wars toy collection in the southern hemisphere!

26:00 minute mark – Will you ever sell your Star Wars toy collection?

26:40 minute mark – Empire Strikes Back is better than the Rogue One movie

27:30 minute mark – Rey’s dad in Star Wars Rogue One is Tyrion Lannister! Haha!

29:00 minute mark – Closing part.


Tim Ferguson runs the Cheeky Monkey comedy masterclasses – you can find more info on that here. His film Spin Out is available now on DVD, Blu-Ray and on-demand.

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