Radio Comedy

Doing Circle Work

File this under guardedly good news: After months of rumours, Triple M has confirmed that longtime friends and comedy colleagues Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy will host a national drive show in 2018. On the one hand, hurrah! Mick is funny, Jane is also funny, and they’ve both been working in radio long enough to remember... Read More »

A Little Ray of Radio Sunshine from The Chaser

You’d think a comedy team as well-known as The Chaser wouldn’t have a problem finding a sponsor for their new radio show on Sydney’s Triple M, but a segment in the first week of their new show Radio Chaser asked listeners to call in and apply to be their sponsor. A guy with a truck... Read More »

Vale Sunday Night Safran

There haven’t been many radio shows like Sunday Night Safran in this country, or indeed anywhere else. National broadcasters tend not to keep shows on air for a decade that sound like they should be on community radio, or a niche-interest... Read More »

Rolling through Kalangadoo

A collection of Roly Park's Letters from Kalangadoo, by the satirist Bryan Dawe, has now been released by University of Western Australia... Read More »

Classy Clown

Last year Hannah Gadsby toured her live show around the local comedy festivals, then took it to Edinburgh where she was spotted by a legendary British comedy producer...and the rest was history. Well, she got a series for Radio... Read More »

Magic Eye Tricks Don’t Work on Radio

One of the things that makes comedy so enjoyable is that it’s really hard to disguise if you’re a bit of a prick. Sure, all art is personal, but comedy – or at least, the current fad for confessional-style stand-up that has made 70% of Australian “comedy” nothing more than people talking about themselves on... Read More »

Radio – Suckers Never Play Me (2014 remix)

Hang on a second, just let us get open the bumper book of media cliches… ah, here we go: It’s getting to that time of year where Australian radio stations all start playing musical chairs. Only the music they’re playing sounds a lot like Nickelback. Still, the use of the word “beloved” in this story... Read More »

Dribs & Drabs

* Have You Been Paying Attention? is coming back after Easter as an hour-long late-night show: CHANNEL 10 has shifted Have You Been Paying Attention? from its prime Sunday evening timeslot. Ten says the comedy panel show hasn’t been axed. Instead it is set to be relaunched in an expanded one-hour version after Easter. The... Read More »

Radio – Suckers Never Play Me

Hang on a second, just let us get open the bumper book of media cliches… ah, here we go: It’s been a game of musical chairs around Australia’s radio networks these last few weeks, as… well, a bunch of people we don’t really like all that much have quit. First, Tom Ballard has left Triple... Read More »

Women FTW?

Our recent guest post by an anonymous female former comedy writer got us thinking…how well are women doing in comedy in... Read More »

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