Project guest’s brutal Victoria sledge
Comedian Ross Noble stuck the boot in over Victoria's new coronavirus outbreak during a hilariously savage appearance on The Project last night.
Appearing via video link from his family home on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, the British comedian couldn't contain his frustration over the state's exploding number of coronavirus cases.
"I don't know if you're across this, but currently the country's going through what scientists call the 'Spice Girls paradigm'," Noble explained.
"Hang on - what's the Spice Girls paradigm?" asked The Project's Lisa Wilkinson.
"Everyone's trying really hard, but Victoria's ruining it," he explained, to big laughs from the panel.
Victoria Beckham, of course, has been the least invested Spice Girl in recent years, famously refusing to join her bandmates on last year's massive reunion tour.
Noble said he was frustrated because Victoria (the state, not the Spice Girl) seemed close to eradicating the deadly virus before case numbers shot back up, forcing Premier Daniel Andrews to announce tough lockdowns in some suburbs from tonight.
"We nearly got rid of it! It's like when I'm on the phone to my mum and she says 'Oh, I'll you go.' I go 'OK', and she says 'Oh, did I tell you …' Argh!"
"I know that's me being cruel about my relatives, but maybe if people were a bit more rude to their families, there wouldn't be as many family gatherings and we would get the numbers down! Come on, be rude to your mum," he said.
One final quip from Noble was met with gasps from the Project panel: "There's so many old people ignoring the rules down at my local hardware store, they might as well conga straight to the funeral home," he said. Too much?
Still, viewers praised Noble for what might be the funniest joke to come out of this unfortunate development in Australia's coronavirus crisis:
Australia is suffering from the ‘Spice Girls Effect’. Everyone is trying very hard but Victoria is letting everyone down 😆😂 that gem was from Ross Noble— Olivier Elzingre (@OlivierElzingre) June 30, 2020
Whoever wrote this deserves an Oscar. pic.twitter.com/5915nOKvfe— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) June 30, 2020
Originally published as Project guest's brutal Victoria sledge