Tumblies ’11

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Contribution to Radio Comedy

Over the years we have resigned ourselves to the fact that the comedic aspirations of commercial radio stations extend no further than idiotic yammering and prank calls.... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Overall Channel / Network for Comedy

All three commercial networks have been doing their best to make Australian comedy a no-go zone for years... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Overall Comedy

In previous years many of the results thrown up by the Tumblies have been dismissed as simply the scowling of haters opposed to anything mainstream or... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Film Comedy

Snowtown is what Australian film does best: a grim tale of bogans murdering each... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Sketches

Sketch comedy, like radio comedy, is a writer's medium. Performers are important too, but unless the writing is sharp a sketch show is... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Game or Panel Show

Panel shows in which kinda known people from breakfast radio, the stand-up scene and, increasingly, other panel shows improvise funny answers to questions have all but replaced scripted offerings such as sketch and variety... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Sitcom or Dramedy

Thanks to the trend over the past decade or so for shooting on location and beefing up the drama quotient, there's now almost no need to include anything in your sitcom which is capable of making a real life audience... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst TV Light Entertainment Show

As a format, Good News World could have worked. Make that should have worked: topical comedy (or at least claiming to be a local version of The Daily Show) is a success around the... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Comedy Personality or Performer

Some comedians you'll watch in anything, whether they're presenting a 300-part documentary on invertebrates or appearing in a panel show about actuarial... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst New Comedy

With short episode runs and rapid axings preventing a lot of new talent from getting any real experience before being thrown onto the main stage, new comedy usually deserves a bit of... Read More »

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