Comedian Hamish Blake brought his trademark sense of humour to a discussion about the ongoing Melbourne coronavirus lockdown on radio this morning.
The 38-year-old made a very dramatic comparison between being physically restrained and enduring over eight weeks of strict stage four restrictions.
The beloved Aussie figure, and one half of Hamish and Andy comedy duo, has been seeing out the lockdown at his Melbourne home with wife Zoe Foster Blake and the pair’s two children, Sonny and Rudy.
Speaking to Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Wippa on Monday, Hamish said that enduring the extended lockdown period was like trying to get out of a straitjacket, adding the gradually easing restrictions were not quite as much as they were hoping for.
“Lockdown is easing a little bit in Victoria, probably not as much as we want,” he said. “You know those magic tricks where Houdini gets in the straitjacket and says “now watch me get out” and then they just wriggle around for a bit.”
“At first, it’s just a lot of wriggling you’re going “they’re not gonna get out, this guy is actually not going to get out”. They’re going wriggle, wriggle, wriggle and then they get one arm up over the shoulder and they’re still quite trapped.”
“That’s where we are in Victoria now,” he concluded the analogy. “We are just basically got one arm over the shoulder but we’re still mostly in a straitjacket just wriggling!”
He also opened up about the perils of the reduced access to services like hairdressers, admitting to a major parenting fail when he took a pair of clippers to five-year-old Sonny’s head.
“Yes I shaved my little boy Sonny’s head, we wanted to do a quarantine haircut,” Hamish explained. “I accidentally got him on the ear with a clipper, and jeez it bleeds a lot.”
“Honestly, he didn’t even notice. I had a few people online going, “this is child abuse!”
“I was like, ‘Mate, he was playing Mario Kart, he didn’t notice!’”
Hamish isn’t the first celebrity to get very honest about some hilarious parenting missteps on public channels.
In July, The Project’s Carrie Bickmore had fans in stitches after she shared her bold attempt, and subsequent failure, to tackle the pinnacle of French pastry cooking – the notoriously tricky macaron.
Let’s just say it didn’t quite go to plan.
“This is what I set out to make,” the Gold Logie-winner wrote. “Swipe to see how it turned out.”
Posting first, an image of perfect pink macarons, the mum then shared her own creation which looked slightly more... pedestrian?
The next photo shows a baking tray peppered with brown blobs that looked more like a certain popular brown toilet emoji than like the French pastries, sparking hilarious reactions from fans.