Press Releases

Pilot Week 2: It’s not about comedy anymore

10’s Pilot Week 2018 was a bold experiment in broadcasting, where eight budding comedies were pitted against each other in a battle to the death to see which programs featuring white men would make it to our screens. And having copped a fair bit of flack for having a white men-heavy line up last year,... Read More »

Neither Shock Nor Twist

Press release time! NETFLIX ORDERS HANNAH GADSBY’S NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL DOUGLAS At the FYSEE event in Los Angeles, comedian Hannah Gadsby announced that her new hour-long stand-up special Douglas, named after her beloved dog, will launch globally on Netflix in 2020. “I’m so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in... Read More »

Heavy on the Lows

Press release time! Multi-Award winning comedy The Letdown returns to ABC this May to mine the highs and lows of parenthood   Internationally acclaimed, AACTA award winning comedy series The Letdown returns to mine the hilarious highs and lows faced by new parents, starting on ABC and ABC iview from Wednesday 29 May at 9pm,... Read More »

Kicking An Own Goal

Press release time! From Monday 6th May at 6.00pm On ABC, iview and ABC COMEDY’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Airing weekdays at 6.00pm on ABC TV and 8.30pm on ABC COMEDY until the Election on May 18th . This year, ABC has been granted exclusive access to the Government Coach as he prepares his team... Read More »

Yet Another Other Guy

Press release time! SH!T HOT AUSSIE CAST JOIN FUNNY MAN MATT OKINE IN STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES THE OTHER GUY SEASON 2 MATT OKINE & HARRIET DYER RETURN ALONGSIDE NEW CAST INCLUDING CLAUDIA KARVAN, LILY SULLIVAN, MATT DAY, BARRY OTTO AND YUMI STYNES Harriet Dyer, Matt Okine, Lily Sullivan and Claudia Karvan for Stan Original... Read More »

(Hopefully Not) Back in Black

We knew this day would come. We just hoped we wouldn’t be around to see it: AUSSIE COMEDIC GENIUS CHRIS LILLEY IS BACK — AND HE’S SIX TIMES AS FUNNY LUNATICS LAUNCHES ON APRIL 19, 2019 ONLY ON NETFLIX   Lunatics Synopsis: Lunatics is a 10-part comedy series presented as a documentary with the characters... Read More »

Congestion On All Major Arteries

Press release time! Big stars back for Season 2 of hit comedy Squinters ABC in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW are pleased to announce filming is underway on the new season of Jungle Entertainment’s Squinters, the acclaimed, hit comedy series that celebrates the comically mundane ritual of the daily work commute. Created by... Read More »

Still Number Four

Press release time! Yours in 2019: ABC’s unrivalled commitment to diverse Australian stories The ABC will celebrate remarkable Australian stories in 2019 with distinctive new dramas, documentaries and comedies that showcase the country’s creative talent. Highlights include the return of firm fan favourites Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery and Anh’s Brush... Read More »

Every Time is a Good Time Online

Press release time! Four comedies and one drama form the latest Online Production slate from Screen Australia. Four of the creative teams are receiving Screen Australia funding for the first time, including producers Karen Colston and Robbie Miles who will create the six-part parody Sarah’s Channel for ABC iview. Claudia O’Doherty (Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, Netflix’s... Read More »

Commercial Comedy Comin’ Atcha

Remember how we were wondering if we were ever going to see Seven’s long-promised sketch show Orange is the New Brown? Seems we are – and sooner than we expected: New Seven sketch comedy Orange is the New Brown, featuring Nazem Hussain, will debut next week (that’s 8:30pm Thursday November 8 on Seven) Following on... Read More »