Wil Anderson prepares to launch his WILEGAL tour based on arrest

LAUGHTER: Comedian Wil Anderson is preparing for his WILEGAL tour.
LAUGHTER: Comedian Wil Anderson is preparing for his WILEGAL tour.

In true comedian fashion, Wil Anderson made light of a bad situation immediately after his arrest at Wagga airport in June. 

Now he has turned that experience – when a packed audience was left waiting at Wagga's Civic Theatre after he was detained by police following his Sydney-to-Wagga flight – into a stand-up show. 

The tour, aptly titled WILEGAL, will kick off on Wednesday, based on his much-publicised arrest after Qantas claimed he became "disruptive” on the flight.

Wagga comedian Dane Simpson, who watched Anderson joke that he needed a lift back to Sydney just half an hour after the arrest, said the tour subject would certainly put Wagga on the map. 

“It just goes to show what an amazing comedian he is putting that on after he had been through something quite upsetting,” he said. 

“It would have been a pretty full on thing to experience so to turn that into a comedy show is phenomenal.

“Our comedy festival has been growing every year but to have someone of his calibre talking about Wagga is really cool.” 

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