Hoooo boy. Strap yourselves in for this one.
Dayne’s World is a YouTube-based comedy/documentary series helmed by comedian Mike Nayna following the life and family of one of the country’s most wholly unique (to put it lightly) comedic talents in Dayne Rathbone.
Rathbone, born in South Africa, emigrated to Australia with the rest of his family to follow brother Clyde Rathbone‘s rugby career. Clyde, for his part, has represented Australia for the Wallabies, and currently plays for the ACT Brumbies in the Super League.
Dayne found a niche in stand up comedy, winning the 2011 RAW Comedy National Final, ahead of (now) recognisable figures like Khaled Khalafalla.
The first two episodes of Dayne’s World are now up. Be warned, they are fucking weird in all the right places.
If eating cats, setting off flares, and stranding your mates up 40 foot trees is your thing, then go ahead and watch. If it isn’t, watch it anyway just to say that you did. Episode one is above, with episode two below.
A genuinely askew human being, or an astonishingly committed piece of character acting? You decide.