Comedy TV

Wrap It Up To Go

To answer all your pressing questions: 1): Yes, we noticed Twentysomething finished up last week. We enjoyed the series as a whole, but the ending was a little meh – presumably to leave the door open for a third series, especially considering how much effort they had to put into hitting the reset button after... Read More »

Highway to Hell

The community TV sitcom Leongatha finished up on Melbourne’s Channel 31 a few months back and is now airing on Sydney’s TVS. Set largely on a mini bus, it’s a six-part show about a family’s stilted journey to a... Read More »

Australia, Land of Mineral Exports

Pivot, launching August 1st, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content, and its website TakePart.com to continue the... Read More »

Something Something Something.

What is there to say about This Week Live that hasn’t already been said about The Panel fifteen years ago? Or Before the Game five years ago? Or The Project five hours ago? Yet again Channel Ten edges one step further towards becoming a 24 hour all-desk network: did they get bought out by a... Read More »

The Houso Of The Rising Sun

Hey, remember how Paul Fenech was so annoyed SBS didn’t instantly greenlight a second series of Housos after the first that he went off and made a movie instead? And the movie was released into cinemas? Where people were expected to pay to see it? Guess the jokes on us: not only did the movie... Read More »

History Does A Double Take

Heads up, Wednesday Night Fever fans! Does this look at all familiar to you? That’s right, it’s Wednesday Night Fever‘s trademark hilarious Margaret & David parody! Only it’s on Comedy Inc: The Late Shift around eight years ago. For those of you that don’t remember, Comedy Inc: The Late Shift was complete crap. But it... Read More »

Thursday Night’s All Right For Fightin’

Cutting and pasting press releases? It’s like we’re actual television journalists! Don’t miss two new devilishly funny comedy series UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN and IT’S A DATE starting on Thursday, August 15 on ABC1, starring a raft of Australia’s most talented stars. UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN, 8.30PM From the makers of The Librarians and Very Small Business... Read More »

Face Up Comes Kennedy

If you were born after the last episode of The Graham Kennedy Show went to air (1975) it’s sometimes hard to understand Graham Kennedy’s legendary status in Australian television. Even now little of the tonight show work on which his legend is built is easily... Read More »

Who’s Got the Fever for the Flavour?

The final line of the second episode of Wednesday Night Fever was “shit happens”. Sometimes it even happens on the ABC. We weren’t part of the group calling for Wednesday Night Fever to be axed after its, um, sub-par debut last week, simply because we didn’t think the mistakes that many saw in the show... Read More »

Hamish & Andy Are Dead

Well, not literally dead as far as we know, though we wouldn’t exactly be surprised to hear that one of their hilarious overseas stunts had ended with some shady character pulling a gun and both of the wacky funsters taking a dirt nap. Imagine the outpouring of grief that would follow – state funeral for... Read More »

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