Tag: Live From Planet Earth

Little sketches of horror(s)

This is Littleton is a new four-part sketch show set in the municipal offices of the fictional City of Littleton. It treads well-worn ground in TV sketch in that it features recurring characters and is set in the... Read More »

You Can’t Handle The Truth

Whadda know? Turns out The Unbelievable Truth isn’t half bad. The jokes are funny and there’s a lot of them, the dodgy panel format is constantly being broken up by cutaways and in studio antics, and… oh wait, maybe we should actually describe the show first: Craig Reucassel from The Chaser is your host, there’s... Read More »

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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Australian comedy is currently not operating at peak efficiency. In fact, it’s coughing its guts up all over the place. Duds to the left, ratings flops to the right, tired old formats hacking out their final breath everywhere else. What does it say about... Read More »

Get your Fix

Plenty of talented people have been burnt by commercial radio. Get This with Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee and Richard Marsland, and The Sweetest Plum with Declan Fay and Nick Maxwell were axed by Triple M for what you might call “business... 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 – Most Deservedly Axed or Shunted-Round-The-Schedules Program

Sometimes a show's just gotta go. Live From Planet Earth and Good News World were instant failures and their respective axings weren't much of a surprise, even if the latter's took a long time coming.... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Sketches

Sketch comedy, like radio comedy, is a writer's medium. Performers are important too, but unless the writing is sharp a sketch show is... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst TV Light Entertainment Show

As a format, Good News World could have worked. Make that should have worked: topical comedy (or at least claiming to be a local version of The Daily Show) is a success around the... 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 Newcomer

The nominees in this category represent the future of Australian comedy, which means if they don't lift their game we'll be seeing some of them in our other categories in years come...assuming any of them ever work... Read More »

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