Tag: Rebel Wilson

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 »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2012 – The Results

The results of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »

Rebel Without Applause

Now that she’s a big Hollywood star – appearing in the now-in-cinemas What to Expect When You’re Expecting for one thing – it’s sometimes hard to remember that Rebel Wilson was also solely responsible for perhaps one of the most pointless “comedy” series ever shown on Australian television: Bogan Pride. A leaden, cripplingly unfunny show... 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 »

Whooah, we’re halfway there

Back in the dark ages of 2008, when we were just an annual awards ceremony that only some of The Chaser had heard of, Swift & Shift Couriers had recently finished its first, disappointing series. Facing stiff competition from Rebel Wilson's pre-Bridesmaids s(h)itcom Bogan Pride, Swift & Shift... series 1 was relegated to second place in the popular vote for the 2008 Australian Tumbleweeds Worst Sitcom... Read More »

Rebel Rebel, That Food Is For Guests

After the unflushable turd that was Bogan Pride Rebel Wilson might never be Australia’s sweetheart again, but over in the US her star turn (okay, three scenes) in Bridesmaids is opening doors left, right and center: Rebel Wilson is seeing her career go into overdrive since appearing in Bridesmaids. The actress, who played Kristen Wiig’s... Read More »

Mind the Gap

Here's what we know: Hamish & Andy's new show for Nine, Hamish & Andy's Gap Year, starts this Thursday. It's filmed in New York. Ryan Shelton is involved. And... that's about it for... Read More »

Travelling North

It was announced the other day that Rove McManus has become the latest Australian to score a gig on American TV, and that's all well and good but why him? There are lots of other far better Australian comedians having a crack in the US, why aren't they getting... Read More »

A Major Pain

From The Herald-Sun‘s Confidential section: Rotund Aussie comedian Rebel Wilson is hard at work in LA filming a major role in crass comedy Bridesmaids, directed by comic mastermind Judd Apatow and starring Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas What’s wrong with this statement? Firstly Apatow, while producing, isn’t directing – Paul Feig of Freaks & Geeks... Read More »

Thinking About Bargains? (or, how the mighty have fallen)

Don’t you hate the way those Book Warehouse places always have two supposedly separate but in reality impossible to divide sections – one where all the books are $5 or less, and one (with all the interesting books) where the prices vary and aren’t really that cheap? Anyway, while lured inside one of their stores... Read More »

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