At 70, comedian Rod Gregory, aka The Old Fella, has no intention of retiring from the comedy business any time soon.
He said he has many more years ahead of him.
"I'm just a little puppy in this business," Gregory said.
Gregory launched his comedy career when he was 67 after he retired as a shearer after a back operation.
"I had a back operation four years ago which left me pain free — which is great but it left me with the ability to lift only three kilos and so I had to retire from farming," he said.
"The question was: 'What was Papa going to do in his retirement?'
"My family decided that I should write short stories but I left school at the age of 14 and I didn't have a clue on how to create a character."
"Instead of going to a TAFE course or something, I went to a comedy course to learn how to create a character."
"After completing the course the fella said 'you have a handle on this and you should be a comedian'."
And he did just that with the help of the talent TV show, Australia's Got Talent.
After his five appearances on the 2010 series and the Australia's Got Talent grand final in 2011 he was able to launch his own show which he now performs around the country.
Gregory said his success was based on telling stories that consisted of traditional Australian humour.
His shows developed from his shearing days.
"We use to tell yarns around the shearing shed," Gregory said. "A lot of those yarns I've just twisted and changed a little bit.
"They were funny 40 years ago, and they are still funny today and they will still be funny in 100 years time." Gregory will perform at Blacktown Workers Club on Saturday, October 5.