Almost Off Topic

Talking Pictures with Mr Rabbit and the Bearded Lady

If you’ve ever wondered what Judith Lucy gets up to when she’s not touring the country, then may we direct you to Mr Rabbit and the Bearded Lady, a podcast focusing on “movies and the fine art of conversation”. It’s an irregularly released podcast – sometimes more than a month goes by without an episode... Read More »

Vale Sunday Night Safran

There haven’t been many radio shows like Sunday Night Safran in this country, or indeed anywhere else. National broadcasters tend not to keep shows on air for a decade that sound like they should be on community radio, or a niche-interest... Read More »

Ronny Chieng on The Daily Show – and other Aussies on American late night TV

If you’ve ever wanted to break into American late night TV, but were worried it would never happen because you’re not American, then there’s some good news: not being American doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore. The very British John Oliver is all over HBO with his investigative news comedy show Last Week Tonight,... Read More »

Adam Hills Does Not Want To Kill Anyone

So first Adam Hills tweeted this: Australia would send a better message to the world if we just hung Pauline Hanson from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. — Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) November 15, 2015 And now he’s said this: It occurred to me that if we dangled Pauline Hanson alongside the French flag, perhaps it would... Read More »

A Quick Two Words on Tropfest

As you no doubt know by now, this year’s Tropfest short film festival has been cancelled: Popular short film festival Tropfest has been cancelled after 23 years with founder John Polson saying it may be due to a “terrible and irresponsible mismanagement” of funds. Billed as the world’s largest festival of its kind, Tropfest attracts... Read More »

Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krab

Recently one of our personal acquaintances took us aside to have a quiet word. “Listen, Team Tumbleweeds,” he said, “I’m fine with you having a go at Josh Thomas and Chris Lilley and those guys – but when you start taking swings at Annabel Crabb, you’ve stepped over the line.” It took us a minute... Read More »

Footsteps on the Dancefloor

Remember the days when any news about Chris Lilley was, well, news? The Huffington Post sure does: Chris Lilley has 4 new characters, including a rapping tortoise, and it's weirder than usual http://t.co/DOfCuKwNzt pic.twitter.com/p6hL3giFkR — HuffPost Australia (@HuffPostAU) October 16, 2015 Only one favourite? Aww. Having watched the clip in question, pretty much all we... Read More »

Kevin Perry Goes Large

And after that pun on a crappy British comedy film from 15 years ago, here is the announcement it relates to… Steve Molk and Kevin Perry join forces to launch DeciderTV September 21, 2015 News – Kevin Perry From today, Kevin Perry (Nelbie.com) & Steve Molk (MolksTVTalk.com) have joined forces to deliver a brand new... Read More »

Hardy Working

Earlier this week Screen Australia announced their latest round of funding for 2015. One of the names that came up in the various reports about what was being funded was one Marieke Hardy, co-writer and creator of the memorable sitcom Laid. Being always inclined to keep track of perhaps this country’s only non-acting sitcom writer... Read More »

Drone Warfare

We were going to write an epic post this week, examining the malaise that currently seems to be infecting Australian (television) comedy. But then we realised we just couldn’t be arsed. And who do we blame for our lacklustre efforts? Why, Australian (television) comedy, of course. Because right here and now, in the middle of... Read More »

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