Comedy Mysteries

Change or Die

So it seems How Not to Behave has been bumped for its final episode: What appears to be the final episode of How Not to Behave will air at 10pm on ABC this week. The show has made way for the return of Kitchen Cabinet this Wednesday. Meanwhile, the final five episodes of Open Slather have been... 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 »

Blue Remembered Hills

We don’t usually bother with The Last Leg, as despite the all-Aussie host – that’d be Adam Hills – it’s a UK show and as such outside our sphere of interest. But recently someone pointed this out to us: Sure, Hills makes a very good point, but… is anyone else just a little creeped out... Read More »

Bloodbath at the House of Death

We don’t usually run scuttlebutt here at the Australian Tumbleweeds, and not just because we’re not entirely sure what that word means. But after the flood of emails – well, three emails – we’ve received over the last week, we figured it was our civic duty to let the public know of what we can... Read More »

Move As a Team, Never Move Alone

Press release time! Hang on a second, these aren’t comedies… Five popular ABC dramas set to return Tuesday, June 30, 2015 — In good news for lovers of great Australian drama, ABC TV has commissioned new series of the popular series Janet King, Rake, Jack Irish, The Code and The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Marta Dusseldorp... 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 »

Ilic Communication

So when we crawled out of bed this afternoon, what did we find but a wall of stories telling us this breaking news: Australian satirist Dan Ilic has been “fired” by Al Jazeera youth network AJ+ for recording an audition for The Daily Show in an Al Jazeera studio. The former star of ABC TV’s... Read More »

Tomorrow, You’re Always a Day Away

This is more of an update to our last post than a stand-alone item, but TV Tonight has picked up on the news that Nine is considering a couple of comedies: Nine is developing two new comedies: a half-hour and a one-hour show. Andy Ryan, co-head of drama, recently told Fairfax, “Comedy is back on the... Read More »

The State of Play in the World Today

Looks like someone at Fairfax has noticed there isn't much Australian comedy on the commercial networks these... Read More »

Untitled Rebel Wilson Project (date to be confirmed)

Hey, remember when we wrote this back in September 2013? Hmm. Either she was actually born in 1980 and she’s shaved around six years off her age, or she made Bogan Pride aged 22 and Fairfax totally stuffed it up. Who profits from having Rebel Wilson lose six years in age between 2008 and 2013?... Read More »

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