Press Releases

Australian Comedy: International Appeal

Press release time! Ronny Chieng: International Student airs on ABC this June Friday, May 5, 2017 — The ABC’s highly anticipated new comedy series Ronny Chieng: International Student will premiere on Wednesday, 7 June at 9pm on the ABC and iview. The show, produced by Sticky Pictures, is the ABC’s first co-production with Comedy Central,... Read More »

The Other Sitcom

Press release time! AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN MATT OKINE TO WRITE & STAR IN NEW STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES THE OTHER GUY Production has begun, led by the award-winning team at Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome) and global indie studio Entertainment One, and featuring Harriet Dyer, Valene Kane, Magda Szubanski and Christiaan van Vuuren   MONDAY, APRIL 24,... Read More »

Night-time is the Right-Time for Tonight-time

Press release time! JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT PREMIRES SUNDAY APRIL 16 @ 9PM ON ABC2 Busting out of the comedy scene already wearing a suit and tie, John Conway is ready to be the tonight show host Australian TV never knew it needed. John Conway has talked his way onto ABC2 and John Conway Tonight is... Read More »

Blood for the Blood God

Press release time! Twenty sketch comedy teams have been selected as the 2017 recipients of Fresh Blood, the highly successful joint initiative between ABC and Screen Australia designed to unearth a new generation of comedic talent. Each team will receive $15,000 to create 3 x 3-5min sketches that will be released on iview in the... Read More »

Three Minute Warning

Remember when Australian comedy used to appear on networks that weren’t the ABC? The Family Law? Here Come the Habibs? Weren’t they meant to be back on air by now? Eh, they’ll show up eventually: so long as we’ve got the ABC and their rock-solid commitment to Australian television comedy there’s nothing to worry about.... Read More »

Keeping it local, Behave Yourself!

It’s press release time! A major investment in locally produced, prime-time programming. (20 February 2017) Channel Seven will begin work on three locally produced programs, two of which are original formats. “The quality of the work coming out of our development team is exceptional,” says Seven’s Director of Network Programming Angus Ross. “The three commissions... Read More »

Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

Press release time! ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***   NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SERIES ‘IDIOT BOX’ LAUNCHES FEBRUARY 7 Life in the suburbs isn’t easy for childhood mates Hugh and Gav. Boredom reigns supreme. Surely there is more to life than smoking bongs, watching porn and stealing street signs?   February 7, 2017 – A brand new Australian... Read More »

Binge is Just Another Word For Gorge

Press release time! ABC will keep you entertained and laughing all summer ABC summer highlights Monday, December 5, 2016 — ABC will keep Australian audiences entertained throughout the long summer days with a stocking full of specials, premieres and events throughout December and January. The festive fun kicks off with ABC iview’s Binge on the... Read More »

Stan in the Place Where You Live

Press release time! MEDIA RELEASE – 21 NOVEMBER 2016 AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COMEDIANS TO FEATURE IN A SERIES OF STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIALS ‘ONE NIGHT STAN’. Australia’s highest profile comedians will each star in their own groundbreaking feature-length comedy special, filmed live this summer at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre and premiering on Stan in 2017. ONE... Read More »

Blood on the Streets

Press release time! The Home of Australian Comedy gets some Fresh Blood this December Screening from Thursday 8th December on ABC2 and iview Monday, November 14, 2016 — The graduates of the inaugural Fresh Blood, will premiere on ABC iview and ABC2 this December following the three-year Screen Australia and ABC development initiative. The two,... Read More »

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