Tag: Chris Lilley

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Best Comedy

As always, the three nominees for Best Comedy have turned out to be three programs all but ignored by the Australian... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – The Lifetime Achievement Award for Crap Comedy

This is it – the big one. Not so much for a single year’s work at making crap comedy as a concerted effort across an entire career, this award salutes those who, year in year out, go out of their way to make comedy that puzzles, annoys, and bores the Tumblie... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – The “Pissing on Their Legacy” Award

Legacies are a fragile thing in the “what have you done for me lately” world of comedy. They’re also something that should constantly be on the line as you stretch yourself trying for new and greater... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Coverage of Comedy

Ah, for the good old days, when the Australian media would desperately latch onto the slightest whiff of controversy about a show or comedian and never let go until someone was sacked or taken off air for a few weeks.... 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 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 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 »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Introduction

2011 was a bad year for Australian comedy – on television at least – but not in the ways we’ve come to expect. Yes, the energy level was down across the board, with old favourites either tanking hard or stuck in a rut while the fresh faces were shunted off to digital channels where they wouldn’t upset the Spicks & Specks... Read More »

Congratulations to all the 2011 AACTA Winners!

… no, we’re not being sarcastic. Though you’d be forgiven for thinking so, as those winners – well, the only winners who fall under our gaze here – happen to be Chris Lilley (for best performance in a comedy) and Laid (for best comedy series). Suffice to say we wouldn’t have been voting for them... Read More »

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