Josh Thomas is one of Australia’s best-known comedians, actors and TV writers.
His show, Please Like Me, is one of the few Aussie dramedies that has managed to walk the tightrope between critical success and fan favoritism, all while staying on the air for four seasons and garnering international acclaim.
When The Binge team invited Josh onto the TV podcast, it’s safe to say that expectations were sky high.
He is, after all, a creative genius who had already been profiled by the likes of Vanity Fair,but the on-air team were prepped and ready to roll, confident that nothing could go wrong.
Until host Rosie Waterland stepped in.
Listen to Rosie try and set Josh Thomas up with her best friend (post continues after audio):
During the interview, Josh spoke happily about the fourth season of Please Like Me, which follows his character, also named Josh, as he navigates life after being dumped by his girlfriend, moves back into the family home to care for his mentally ill mother and realizes he is gay.
The subject matter may sound a tad heavy, but in reality it’s warm and funny and wonderfully witty.
We could have talked about this Aussie comedic gem all day,but for some reason that, along with the popularity of Crocs will never be explained, Rosie thought it was the perfect time to bring up her best friend’s failed Tinder attempt.
Now, I’ve tried to erase this moment from my memory, but it turns out there’s not enough alcohol, drugs or alien technology easily accessible to achieve that goal and so, in the spirit of emotional therapy, this is what went down.
“My best friend is going to kill me, but he was on Tinder and you came up. And he sent you a message that said ‘please like me’,” Rosie began, right at the moment Josh was probably about to drop a gem about how he’s one of the few Australian writers to crack the American market.
“And I just thought, I bet 100 guys a day see Josh Thomas on Tinder and message that same thing. I wanted to ask you if that happens?”
This was the moment that Josh could have just walked away. He could have chosen not to engage in an intimate on-air discussion about gentleman contacting him on a dating app.