Comedy TV

The Weekly Pleads the Fifth

Let’s get one thing straight: the main thing that kept us watching the first episode of the newly returned Weekly was to find out if Briggs was going to be in more than the opening pre-recorded segment. And he wasn’t! Way to start the way you mean to go on, The Weekly. Briggswatch 2019 is... Read More »

You’ll never believe who the new host of The Weekly is

Well, this took us by surprise… …and yet, in a lot of ways, it makes perfect sense. Look, we’ll be honest: Team Tumbleweeds is divided on this. Not on whether Judith Lucy is any good, of course: she is, end of story there, no further correspondence will be entered into. Judith Lucy has always been... Read More »

Get Green!n

This week’s Get Krack!n was a little different to previous episodes: it was a re-cap show. Forced to come in on a Saturday morning to present a “best bits” package for weekend viewers, the Kates reluctantly took us through the highlights of their past week of environment-themed shows. And if you’ve been watching the past... Read More »

Get Krack!n Hits the… wait, what?

Get Krack!n this week tackled the hard-hitting issue of… hang on a sec, we’ll get back to Get Krack!n eventually, but did you see the promo the ABC ran just before (and after) it this week? Let’s hit the big notes: 1): The Weekly will be back March 20th 2): It’s going to have a... Read More »

The Weekly is coming back, like it or not

The appointment of a new senior member of staff to an existing TV program can tell you a lot about where that program might be heading. This week, the ABC released information about a new appointment to the soon-to-return The Weekly with Charlie Pickering: Jules Holmes has started as Senior Producer of The Weekly with... Read More »

Get Krack!n Up the Duff

Week four of Get Krack!n and the hosts have news: they may (or may not) be pregnant! As you’d expect, they have very different ways of dealing with this and the harsh media spotlight that it brings. Kate McCartney – the one who doesn’t really give a shit – announces it, says she’ll never mention... Read More »

The problems with Rosehaven

Rosehaven. It rates well, it’ll probably come back from a fourth series, and it’s made in a part of Australia we haven’t had any sitcoms about ever and where not much TV is made. What’s not to like? Well, as comedy fans – you’ve heard of us, we think sitcoms should focus first and foremost... Read More »

Get Krack!n Sends a Sign

So, of course, after we spent last week going on about how the Kates often seem to be slightly loosely-defined as comedy characters on Get Krack!n, this week’s episode once again proved us wrong by having them firmly positioned on the wrong side of the comedy topic from start to finish. Who knows about comedy?... Read More »

How to stay with a pinch of salt

TV Blackbox ran this exclusive the other day: TV Blackbox can exclusively reveal the Peter Helliar and Lisa McCune fronted comedy How To Stay Married will be back for a second season. Although 10 have made no official announcement as yet, close colleagues and friends say Helliar is back in pre-production and has begun writing... Read More »

Get Krack!n Back on Set

This week’s Get Krack!n saw the dynamic duo back in the studio and tackling a whole new world of pain: a live audience. How will they cope under the harsh judgement of a bunch of bored folk with nothing better to do with their lives than watch breakfast television be made? Not well. Not well... Read More »