Pam Ann celebrate 20 years of gobby comedy
- Brian Donaldson
- 6 June 2017
The rudest air hostess alive is off on a UK tour
Had Joan Rivers chosen the life of a spunky air hostess rather than that of a lippy globetrotting comedian, she may have turned out a little like Pam Ann. The caustic creation of Australian writer and producer Caroline Reid has been badmouthing passengers, pilots and other airlines for two full decades now and is jetting around the world to unleash her Touch Trolley Run to Galley 20th Anniversary Tour.
Dressed as though she's wandered straight into one of Don Draper's wildest drunken dreams, the retro-chic of Pam Ann doesn't stop at her luminous attire; there's something defiantly wicked about her refusal to tow anything like a politically correct line, with barbs about the French particularly skirting a line. To her credit though, Pam / Caroline usually reserves the worst slatings for the crowd she's in front of at any given moment and claims that the Parisians adore her bawdy shtick.
This former Melbourne goth has come a long way in those 20 years and a loyal following has helped keep her flying high. And just to show that there are no hard feelings, British Airways and Lufthansa have filmed adverts with Pam while Qantas even included one of her live DVDs as their in-flight entertainment. Good sports, one and all.
Pam Ann: Touch Trolley Run to Galley tours the UK from Fri 9-Sun 18 Jun.