Comedy TV

It’s the little things

What have Gristmill been doing since Upper Middle Bogan, you may be wondering. The answer is making fifteen 15-minute episodes of a kid’s comedy called Little... Read More »

If You’re Gonna Binge, You Better Purge

Press release time! ABC is thrilled to announce, that from September 1st, the entire six-part comedy series, Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane, will be available to binge watch on ABC iview first, before airing on ABC TV later in the year. With their unique brand of comedy, music and puppetry, Sammy J and... Read More »

Behaving Badly

Hey, so you know that moment eleven minutes or so into the first episode of How Not to Behave when in the middle of a bit about how annoying charity collectors are Gretel Killeen suddenly gave us a bunch of stats about how effective they are in collecting funds for charity? Um… what the hell... Read More »

The Natter That Doesn’t Matter

So Room 101 finally made its long-awaited debut – yes, we know we’re stretching the definition of ‘long-awaited” to breaking point there – on SBS over the weekend, in one of those “special double episode” launches that tend to smell just a little of “let’s get this over with”. Especially after those lengthy delays in... Read More »

Bloodbath at the House of Death 2: Another P.O.V.

Amongst the former Open Slather writers not to contact us about the recent writer's cull was Doug MacLeod, who's previously written for Full Frontal, Fast Forward and various other well known... 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 »

Why Change a Winning Formula

Amongst all the solid but average comedies currently enjoying long runs is Open Slather. Its cast, production team and the formula of the show are very familiar from the 80's and... Read More »

Tonight is Your Night, Bro

Press release time! Late-Night Talk Show Darren & Brose Coming Soon To ONE. Premieres Thursday, July 2, At 11pm. Network Ten is set to give local comedy television a shot in the arm with the launch of the exciting new late-night comedy chat series Darren & Brose. From writing, producing and performing team Darren Chau... Read More »

Return of the Media Circus

Back in the early days of this blog we wrote a lot, an awful lot, about The Chaser. The media at that time was full of The Chaser’s War on Everything, the Make A Realistic Wish Sketch and Gerard Henderson’s constant attacks on the... Read More »

Forty Whacks With a Wet Noodle, Bart

One of the many things that still puzzles us about The Weekly - what, you thought just because we stopped moaning about it that we'd stopped... Read More »

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