Tag: Chris Lilley

The Lunatics are the people who commissioned this

The reviews of Chris Lilley’s Lunatics are in, and it’s not looking good for this country’s most hyped comedian. The Guardian: …one of the underlying problems in Lilley’s humour still remains: he continues to punch down, making fun of people who have not been afforded the same privileges as he. There’s also the fact that... Read More »

You’d Have to be a Lunatic…

If there’s one thing we have to thank Chris Lilley for, its opening our eyes to the way the Australian media works. It was obvious to us when Angry Boys launched that Lilley was a performer with no new ideas, a man seemingly content to do the exact same material – material lifted from one... Read More »

Lunatics: the first two episodes

You’d have to think Netflix would be a little disappointed with Lunatics. Not because it’s crap, though it is: being an internet company rather than a broadcast channel, Netflix’s business model is all about getting you to watch rather than quality. They love grabbing up past-their-prime big names because the residual fame is enough to... Read More »

(Hopefully Not) Back in Black

We knew this day would come. We just hoped we wouldn’t be around to see it: AUSSIE COMEDIC GENIUS CHRIS LILLEY IS BACK — AND HE’S SIX TIMES AS FUNNY LUNATICS LAUNCHES ON APRIL 19, 2019 ONLY ON NETFLIX   Lunatics Synopsis: Lunatics is a 10-part comedy series presented as a documentary with the characters... Read More »

Negative Stereotypes

Well, this sounds hilarious: A Netflix comedy series written by Chris Lilley will be filmed on the Gold Coast, in what the state government says is a $6 million win for the local economy. Ten episodes will be filmed between March and June this year. Unfortunately no-one seems to know what the show is going... Read More »

So, so Hard

If the return of Hard Quiz tells us anything it’s that the ABC doesn’t learn from it mistakes, it just doubles down on them. How else to explain a show which in its third season still suffers from the same basic problems that we pointed out ages ago: It’s a quiz show about specialist knowledge hosted by... Read More »

Ten Years On: The Silence Around Summer Heights High

As you read this, it’s exactly ten years since Chris Lilley’s Summer Heights High first aired on ABC television. Running from September 5th to October 24th in 2007, it was a ratings smash – one and a half million Australians tuned in for the final episode – that made Chris Lilley a household name and... Read More »

Shock Twist: Garbage Comedian is Garbage Human

Remember when Chris Lilley was funny? Yeah, us neither. Yet there’s always room to fall further, as he’s revealed with his latest “release”: Days after man who ran down Aboriginal teen was sentenced to 3 yrs, @ChrisLilley posts blackface vid "squashed n-": https://t.co/tgL3WuP18M pic.twitter.com/lVn2hrfG2t — Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) July 29, 2017 It seems that for... Read More »

How to Solve a Problem like Chris Lilley

So there’s been a bit of attention over the last few weeks drawn to the fact that Jonah from Tonga is, as the French say, racist as fuck. First this: New Zealand’s Maori Television has dropped Jonah from Tonga from broadcasting Which led to this: The narrative never really shifts in Australia: to admit that... Read More »

Here Come the Habibs Again

Yesterday, TV Tonight reported that Channel 9 sitcom Here Come the Habibs, now two-thirds the way through its first series has been renewed: Nine has renewed its new sitcom Here Come the Habibs! for a second series. The series launched to 1.25m in overnight metro viewers, although Nine cites almost 3 million nationally including repeats... Read More »