Radio Comedy

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 »

The Mass Debate

Debate Night is a series of short debates between two comedians on topics such as “That Kanye West is a Douchebag” and “That Atheists Are More Annoying Than Religious... Read More »

The Big Debate

In Sydney? Free next Wednesday night? Why not pop down to the Belvoir Theatre and check this... Read More »

Trolling the trove

It was great to hear last week that Tony Martin has donated a large number of tapes of material from Martin/Molloy, Get This and The D-Generation breakfast show to the National Film and Sound... Read More »

Death in voices

We want to draw your attention to The Preston Institute's blog about the “Royal Prank” and the consequent suicide of Jacinta Saldanha. It highlights some of the issues we’ve been thinking about over the past couple of days, including the culture at Austereo radio stations that seems to be as much, if not more, for her tragic... Read More »

Well, It’s A Good Thing We’ve Never Liked Prank Calls Then

Earlier this week we were discussing whether to bother with a post on the prank call 2DayFM radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian made to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge, AKA Kate Middleton, was being treated for morning sickness. We decided against it because prank calls are crap, 2Day FM is the... Read More »

Get your Fix

Plenty of talented people have been burnt by commercial radio. Get This with Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee and Richard Marsland, and The Sweetest Plum with Declan Fay and Nick Maxwell were axed by Triple M for what you might call “business... Read More »

Tom Ballard bags out the Jews

Occasionally we’re asked what we think about stuff; Kevin e-mailed us with this query over the weekend: I’m interested in whether you’ve heard about the heat Tom Ballard and Triple J have faced for the Holocaust jokes he made as part of a segment with Alan Brough on Thursday morning (the offending segment seems to... Read More »

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