Em Rusciano has spoken of her once fractured relationship with comedian Tom Gleeson, just weeks after appearing on Hard Chat, the segment he hosts on The Weekly.
In an interview with Wil Anderson on his Wilosophy podcast, Rusciano raised their once-splintered relationship in the context of having found it difficult to prove herself as a comedian to older men in the industry.
“I did Hard Chat a couple of weeks ago with [Tom] Gleeson and he’s someone who’s been horrible to me for a decade,” she said, before flagging the story does have a “happy ending”.
“[It was] like I don’t exist, he flat out ignored me for two hours on a flight and I got the call to come [on his show] and I was like, ‘Are you sure?'”
While Anderson said he was “too scared to go on Hard Chat”, Rusciano said she was not fazed by the jabs that came.
“I am bullet proof when it comes to that stuff.”