Tag: Hamish Blake

True Dinks take 2

The not-so-surprise comedy success story of 2017, True Story with Hamish and Andy is back and operating on an equally unsurprising principle: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So the set-up remains exactly the same: Hamish & Andy sit on a couch, a regular unknown person sits down across from them and proceeds to... Read More »

True Dinks

Press release time! True Story with Hamish & Andy, the breakout smash hit from 2017, returns for its eagerly awaited second series on Tuesday, August 7, at 8.40pm on Nine and 9Now. This original format brings to life the best Australian tales you’ve never heard, told by the very people who experienced them and then... Read More »

Comedy blap on the radar

Even in the risk averse comedy climate that is Australia’s, you’d think a show featuring Gina Reilly and Hamish Blake could get funding. But no, Ryan Shelton’s new web series How To Life has been funded by Britain’s Channel 4 and is currently available online as part of Comedy Blaps. Comedy Blaps is Channel 4’s... Read More »

Instant gratification

Having recently checked out Ryan Shelton's work on Instagram we started to wonder what other Aussie-made comedy was available on the popular image-sharing platform. The answer? Not a whole... Read More »

Vale Hamish & Andy’s South American Gap Year

How many more times can it go on? How many more examples of the same thing can we put up with before a nation finally says “enough”. It’s just the same thing over and over and over again, repeated with a relentless monotony, lacking fresh insights and wit, providing nothing but the same dull feeling... Read More »

Geography Keeps Repeating

Wacky foodstuffs? “Sports” that involve sneaking up behind people as they walk down the street? It must be the latest Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year! Or any of the previous ones, it’s not like anyone can tell the difference any more. “C’mon grumbleweeds,” says a totally fictitious person gleefully resurrecting a pun we first heard... Read More »

Ashes to Ashes

The Australian cricket team’s performance may have been variable this Ashes, but Warwick Todd’s output in his weekly Ashes column for the Herald-Sun has raised plenty of... Read More »

Hamish Blake is Unpopular Fraud, Steals Gold Logie From Deserving Blandoids

Did Hamish Blake deserve to win his Gold Logie? Well, it depends: considering the Gold Logie usually signifies a career about to come to a screeching halt… again, it depends. But you’d expect that kind of snark from us; one place you probably wouldn’t expect it from is the celebrity-worshiping pages of yes, you guessed... Read More »

Vale Spicks & Specks

Tonight Spicks & Specks died the way it lived: as a bland, largely forgettable chunk of televisual muzak that actively repelled any attempt to engage with it beyond the occasional glance at the screen.  Of course it was a massive hit watched by millions: how could it have possibly failed? Just to make things very... Read More »

The Song Remains The Same

It’s taken us a day or so to process the news that Spicks & Specks – a show we honestly figured that at this stage would keep on keeping on until at least the next Ice Age – will in fact be gone before the next Ice Age movie comes out. Not because we’re going... Read More »