Comedy Mysteries

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 »

Last On The Scene To Bring You The Latest News

Press release time! More Fresh Blood Coming to ABC iview ABC iview is pleased to announce that more exclusive content is on the way, with the second phase of Fresh Blood kicking off in Melbourne and Sydney. Five talented and creative teams have eagerly started filming their comedy shows for the Fresh Blood Pilot Season... Read More »

Reading Between the Lines

Did anyone else see this article in the Fairfax press about Australian sketch troupe Aunty Donna? It’s the usual mix of information and (justified) praise for the guys ahead of their Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, but tucked away in paragraph four was this little gem: They can now announce their selection as one of five... Read More »

It Was This Or Review The Sam Simmons Episode of Home Delivery

If there’s one thing the Australian media likes reporting on, it’s the Australian media. Just look at us: the last few weeks we’ve been so busy reporting scurrilous gossip and unfounded speculation we haven’t had time to actually review any comedy. So why start now? A continuing source of tension at the ABC is the... Read More »

Well, Now We Know Why The Roast Got The Chop

From the ABC’s press release trumpeting their 2015 line-up: Comedian CHARLIE PICKERING returns to ABC to present a news comedy show that promises to be opinionated and outspoken Well, at least they didn’t say “funny”. According to websites much closer to actual news sites than ours: Humorist and self-avowed political junkie Charlie Pickering will host... Read More »

Something To Think About

Twitter time: PMJG questioning why ABC isn't making an At Home With Tony if it wasn't another gendered attack on her #GillardMelb — Comtesse de Illyrie (@OliviaIllyria) October 7, 2014 “PMJG”, in case you were wondering, is Julia Gillard, currently giving a talk in support of her autobiography. And while we tend to think the... Read More »

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number

How to explain this? Currently halfway through its ten-episode second season, Please Like Me steadily gaining the attention of local audiences. Perhaps it was ‘Josh Thomas baggage’ – as cultural critic Dion Kagan dubs it in his wonderful Metro Magazine article – that kept local audiences away. “Josh Thomas Baggage”. There’s the name of our... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions III: Going Home In a Body Bag

Ok, now this is getting weird. Remember yesterday we posted about some alleged incident allegedly involving alleged comedy figure Paul Fenech? THE ‘‘mishap’’ Fat Pizza actor Paul Fenech suffered two weeks ago, ending his stint on Dancing With The Stars before it even began, was allegedly the result of a violent altercation with a taxi... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions 2: Fists of Fury

As Jerry Seinfeld never said, “what is the deal with SBS comedians and allegations of violent assault?”: THE ‘‘mishap’’ Fat Pizza actor Paul Fenech suffered two weeks ago, ending his stint on Dancing With The Stars before it even began, was allegedly the result of a violent altercation with a taxi driver. Confidential can reveal... Read More »

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