Press Releases

Line? Line?

For those of you eagerly anticipating the Australian version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, big news! New Foxtel series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia announces its ensemble cast of seven exciting and talented performers. Comedy superstar Rhys Darby is joined by comedy festival favourites Cal Wilson, Tegan Higginbotham and Susie Youssef, along with... Read More »

An Obscure Reference to the Song “Simply Irresistible”

It’s the start of a new financial year, and we all know what that means: Australia’s various film and television funding bodies reveal where the money went! Considering how often we’re told that funding is essential to the development and production of film and television in this country you’d figure these lists would be a... Read More »

Does An Australian Show Require Australian Viewers?

Press release time! Filming starts on series 4 of Please Like Me Thursday, July 7, 2016 — ABC is pleased to announce that production is underway in Melbourne on series four of the critically-acclaimed comedy/drama Please Like Me, with six new episodes. Creator, writer and star of the show, Josh Thomas, will once again be... Read More »

Soul Kind Of Feeling

Press release time! ABC meets its Soul Mates this August Thursday, June 30, 2016 — ABC welcomes Bondi Hipsters, Cavemen, Kiwi Assassins and Ancient Egyptians next month when Australian comedy series Soul Mates II premieres on Wednesday, 3 August at 9.40pm. A co-commission between ABC and NBC-Universal’s comedy streaming channel Seeso (USA), the second series will... Read More »

It All Evens Out In The End

Press release time! Screen Australia and ABC deliver $1.5m for five new diverse and digital-first scripted series Screen Australia and ABC are pleased to announce the five successful projects for the Long Story Short initiative. Each project will receive funding to create and produce a short-form, digital-first scripted series for audiences aged 18-35 to screen... Read More »

Winners & Losers

It’s been a big week in Australian comedy, as sports reporters say… only they say “sport” instead of “Australian comedy” thus rendering this opening sentence pretty much useless. And having set the tone for this post, let’s move on: WINNER: Gristmill and Little Lunch, at least according to this press release: Little Lunch returns with... Read More »

This Town is Coming Like a Ghost Town

It’s been a bit of a theme here these last few weeks: where has all the Australian comedy television gone? With the ABC having diverted funding ever-so-slightly from long-running comedy panel shows – which were shit, but were still technically comedy – to long-running shows that just happen to feature comedians, we’ve entered an age... Read More »

Katering Show Delivers for iView

Press release time! ABC iview set to cook up a storm with The Katering Show Hit series coming to iview. Friday, April 1, 2016 — ABC iview is thrilled to announce that from Friday April 15th, food intolerant Kate McCartney and her intolerably smug foodie co-host Kate McLennan, launch exclusively on iview with a fresh... Read More »

We’re Just Going to Leave This Here

Press release time!   MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FIRST-LOOK IMAGE RELEASED FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN BLACK COMEDY ‘DOWN UNDER’, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ABE FORSYTHE   3 December, 2015: The first image for filmmaker Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, DOWN UNDER, has just been released. A black comedy set during the aftermath of the... Read More »

The Future is Now

Press release time! Actually, it’s a pretty big press release, as the ABC has just announced a hefty chunk of what they’ll be coughing up in 2016. So let’s focus on the comedy bits: First this: ABC iview will continue to lead the way with a range of digital-first exclusives, including the second series of... Read More »

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