Wil Anderson host of the ABC’s The Gruen Transfer.
Wil Anderson host of the ABC’s The Gruen Transfer.

Transfer Byron to Grafton

COMEDIAN and host of TV show the Gruen Transfer, Wil Anderson, was heard on radio yesterday morning doing an impromptu tongue-in-cheek tourism promotion for Grafton.

In an interview with Joanne Dodgson on ABC North Coast Mornings, Anderson was asked to create an advertisement to promote Grafton as the new Byron Bay.

He described the first scene in the advertisement as a shot of a crowded Byron Bay beach with the words “beach too crowded?”.

“Then we cut to the river going through Grafton that always floods and there is no one swimming in there ... ‘you have always got a place to swim in Grafton’,” he said.

A scene of hippies sitting around at Byron Bay eating tofu and banging bongo drums would follow.

“Then we go straight to Grafton where there are just cows walking down the street, people taking bites out of them,” he said.

“So we are selling it to meat eaters who want a place to swim.”

He then said nobody wanted to smoke cigarettes or marijuana because they were bad for you “but I tell you what you can smoke, the jacarandas in Grafton”.

What do you think?

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