Tag: Rebel Wilson

Whither Rebel?

In the wake of Rebel Wilson receiving a record payout as a result of winning her defamation lawsuit against Bauer Media, where does humanity possibly go from here? It’s the size of the payout that’s news-worthy; anyone with eyes to see knew she was going to win the second it was announced it was a... Read More »

Rebel Outside The Law

We’re not sure which is funnier: this news item, or the fact a whole bunch of people sent it to us: Actress Rebel Wilson is suing a glossy magazine publisher over a series of articles she says defamed her. Wilson, a comedian and actress who has starred in blockbusters including Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, says... Read More »

It’s The Movies That Got Small

Usually we don’t delve too deep into the glamourous world of Hollywood, but we happened to catch the latest cinematic appearance by Australia’s number one comedy export – that would be Rebel Wilson (well, Barry Humphries has pretty much retired and it’s not like anyone wants to see anything from Chris Lilley ever again) –... Read More »

Resisting the Rebellion

So we decided to give Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery another shot, even though the producers are clearly continuing their new policy of not featuring comedians by interviewing Rebel Wilson. Zing! Actually, we only tuned in to see how a show so firmly focused on the guest’s childhood and early years would deal with Wilson’s flexible... Read More »

Untitled Rebel Wilson Project (date to be confirmed)

Hey, remember when we wrote this back in September 2013? Hmm. Either she was actually born in 1980 and she’s shaved around six years off her age, or she made Bogan Pride aged 22 and Fairfax totally stuffed it up. Who profits from having Rebel Wilson lose six years in age between 2008 and 2013?... Read More »

Rebel Sports

When we heard (thanks sdf) that Rebel Wilson was on an American scriptwriting podcast talking about Australia’s dreaded “Tall Poppy Syndrome”, well… you knew we couldn’t stay away. The good stuff in Scriptnotes episode 182; The One with Dan Savage and Rebel Wilson starts around the 39 and a half minute mark, and when you... Read More »

Conan the Barbarian

Well, it seems the path to success in the United States for Australian comedians is clear: get your arse onto Conan O’Brien’s talk show: “YOU’RE a very strange fellow,” said Conan O’Brien after watching Aussie comedian Sam Simmons perform a stand-up routine on his talk show on Tuesday. The five minute set was an opportunity... Read More »

Stretching the Boundaries

Is Super Fun Night an Australian comedy? Well, since you ask… no. It’s made in the USA by an USA network for USA audiences. And yet here we are, about to have a whinge about it anyway. Our excuse? It stars “Australia’s own” Rebel Wilson as both lead and series creator. Plus we talked about... Read More »

A Rebel in Time

In the hall of mirrors that is the internet these days it’s hard to tell what anybody really believes. So while you’d think this column in today’s Sydney Morning Herald would be music to our ears… The following is not going to make me very popular, but given the hype surrounding the subject matter, I... Read More »

Comedy: It Only Works If You’re Funny

So it seems Helen Razer has quit the high-stress world of online op-ed writing: I have written capably to a large audience for some time for next-to-nothing. I made a contribution that was not without merit. And one to which you are no longer entitled. Because you give me shit and pay me shit. Wait,... Read More »

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