Tag: Dave Hughes

Problematic Content

Look, we really appreciate Ten doing their level best to bring light entertainment (without sport) back to the commercial networks. And who can blame them: with Have You Been Paying Attention? now a ratings hit and a cross-promotional gold mine, no wonder they’re going back to the well over and over again. Personally we would... Read More »

All The Hughes That’s Fit To Print

It’s fair to say our expectations weren’t exactly high for Hughes the Boss?, Dave Hughes’ half hour comedy special that aired on Channel Nine last night. But somehow we managed to fool ourselves into thinking that it had to be something more than chunks of Hughes’ stand-up about his family intercut with home movies featuring... Read More »

Hughsie Loses It

Press release time! HUGHES THE BOSS? MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016 AT 9.45PM ON CHANNEL NINE Take a rare look behind the curtain of the chaotic life of funnyman Dave Hughes on Hughes The Boss? on Monday, June 6, at 9.45pm after The Voice on Channel Nine. In a half-hour special, for the first time on... Read More »

Magic Eye Tricks Don’t Work on Radio

One of the things that makes comedy so enjoyable is that it’s really hard to disguise if you’re a bit of a prick. Sure, all art is personal, but comedy – or at least, the current fad for confessional-style stand-up that has made 70% of Australian “comedy” nothing more than people talking about themselves on... Read More »

Radio – Suckers Never Play Me (2014 remix)

Hang on a second, just let us get open the bumper book of media cliches… ah, here we go: It’s getting to that time of year where Australian radio stations all start playing musical chairs. Only the music they’re playing sounds a lot like Nickelback. Still, the use of the word “beloved” in this story... 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 »

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 »

Project Budget Defict

In what passes for television news at this time of year, may we present this Channel Ten press release someone slid under our clubhouse door: Kicking off on Sunday January 22, The Project will take up permanent residence at 6pm, six days a week. This move returns Ten News at Five to its traditional one... Read More »

Movin’ On Up

It’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival time again, and that means the streets of Melbourne are filled with…... Read More »

The Secret Ingredient is Sport

There's one word to explain why Peter Helliar keeps on getting work: footy. What, you thought it was going to be... Read More »

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