Tag: Dan Ilic

A Golden Land of Opportunity and Adventure

So what’s all this then? Comedy Friends: At Tonightly, we're looking for good new comedy voices to contribute to our show. If you think you are one, or know one DM me your email address. #tonightly #contributors pic.twitter.com/IUXrZhpGqu — Dan Ilic (@danilic) May 31, 2018 It’s safe to say it’s a little… unusual… for an... Read More »

What the spill can tell us about satire

What an amazing night of politics that was! A divisive leader replaced, many too overjoyed to go to bed. But when they did they slept soundly, because they knew that everything would be fine from here on in and that this sort of thing will never, ever happen again. [INSERT A LOUD RECORD SCRATCH HERE,... Read More »

Ilic Communication

So when we crawled out of bed this afternoon, what did we find but a wall of stories telling us this breaking news: Australian satirist Dan Ilic has been “fired” by Al Jazeera youth network AJ+ for recording an audition for The Daily Show in an Al Jazeera studio. The former star of ABC TV’s... Read More »

You News, You Lose

You know what the problem with satire is? Eventually someone upstairs goes “hey, if all the kids are getting their news from comedy shows, then our news shows should have some comedy in them!” And then you get crap like this: If the new Friday night show is approved, it will include elements of 7.30,... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions

First, an apology: We honestly thought we’d covered Back Seat Drivers (Tuesdays around 10pm, ABC2) back when it first started a few weeks ago. But then we realised we only thought we’d covered it because it was exactly the same as a dozen or more equally forgettable shows we’ve dozed off to over the years.... Read More »

We’re over sensitive

When did we get so massively oversensitive about comedy? That’s one of the questions that sprung to mind when we watched Shock Horror Aunty the other... Read More »

In the can

Channel 10’s Can of Worms is back and it’s totally different! Although not in a way that’s rating really well or better than Series 1, it... Read More »

The worm in the apple

Premiering tonight is Can of Worms, a new comedy panel show from Zapruder's Other Films. In recent years Zapruder's has earned a reputation for making intelligent, edgy television - The Gruen Transfer, one of their best known productions, is often talked of in reverential tones - so unsurprisingly, Gruen fans are positively panting with excitement about Can of... Read More »

The News Team of Dorian Gray

For all the tough questions being asked on Hungry Beast, one seems to have been overlooked: why is it that, when producer Andrew Denton says “The whole point of this was to bring new people into the industry”, this third series sees the same faces back in the ring for yet another swing? After all,... Read More »