136Airing tonight on Pivot TV, PLEASE LIKE ME is an Australian import created by and starring an unknown (at least, here in America) comedian by the name of JOSH THOMAS. Based largely on his own experiences, the story is centered on a charmingly quirky young gay man (named ‘Josh’) trying to cope with his parents’ divorce, his father’s remarriage to a much younger woman, the arrival of a newborn stepsister, his mother’s admission to a psychiatric hospital and his own struggling sex life.

As Josh, THOMAS is both witty and wise as well as being delightfully awkward and inappropriate. At the age of 25, he’s already taken the Australian comedy scene by storm as well as winning awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Currently in its second season, PLEASE LIKE ME is well worth catching up with and a real feather in Pivot’s cap.

At a recent Television Critics Association press conference to promote the series, THOMAS addressed a question about how working with an American network for the new season might have affected the content of a show set in Australia. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO NSFW)

PLEASE LIKE ME airs Friday nights on Pivot TV.

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Posted by Bob Healy