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Tom Gleeson Roasted The Hell Out Of Sydney In The Latest Edition Of His Fake Travel Show

"Unless you like overpriced housing, a city with its own bedtime, and giant cockroaches that watch while you sleep, don't come here."

Tom Gleeson on Go Away, a segment of The Weekly, skewering Sydney

Given that Tom Gleeson has already skewered Kalgoorie, Melbourne and Cairns as part of his fake travel segment on The Weekly, it was only inevitable that he would one day come for the fair city of Sydney.

After all, it’s not like Sydney has any shortage of things to take the piss out of. Even longtime locals who hold great affection for the Bad City have to admit that Sydney can occasionally be, well, bad.

We are, after all, the city where an actual honest-to-God game of lawn bowls prompted a noise complaint, ruled over by a Premier with the same attitude to fun as the mayor from Footloose.

So yeah, Gleeson had his work cut out for him a little bit, to be honest. Kicking the whole thing off by introducing Sydney as the city where dreams come true — as long as you’re a drug dealer — the comedian goes on to lampoon everything from the towns famously bad traffic to its starved nightlife.

“Unless you like overpriced housing, a city with its own bedtime, and giant cockroaches that watch while you sleep, don’t come here,” Gleeson says.

From there, he takes a trip to Bondi beach (“the Foster’s of Sydney’s beaches”), Darling Harbour (a “vajazzled anus”) and Kings Cross, which Gleeson’s co-host Susie Youssef discovers is so lively that it’s at constant risk of turning into a wake.

“This place used to be the centre of Sydney night life, but luckily the lockout laws put a stop to all of that,” says Youssef.

Check it out below.

Go Away: Sydney

Sydney is cancelled.

Posted by The Weekly on Wednesday, 12 June 2019