Tag: Sam Simmons

Post #383 – the one where we don’t hate on Sam Simmons

Yesterday TV Tonight ran stories on new funding approvals from Film Victoria and an upcoming sketch comedy series from Sam Simmons, giving us a preview of the ABC comedy line-up for the next year or... Read More »

The Unbelievable Delays

It’s always a bit puzzling when a network goes to the effort of making a brand new comedy show and promotes the fact that they are doing so (i.e. in The Age and the Herald-Sun), and then sticks that show on the shelf for... Read More »

A bit too raw?

Yesterday we got an e-mail from one of our readers, Patrick. Amongst other things, Patrick wrote: Tom and Alex interviewed the 2012 Raw Comedy winner on Monday on their triple j breakfast show. The winner is a trio called Lessons with Luis and they interviewed... Read More »

No DVD? Unbelievable

What does and doesn't get released on DVD in this country is often a bit of a mystery when you look at archive TV – that many people want to buy E Street? Really? – but things seem pretty cut and dry when you look at new shows: if it's an ABC comedy it gets a DVD... Read More »

A flannelled panel and a premier premiere

This time of year usually signals the start of a two month-long drought of repeats and programmes too bad to be broadcast during the ratings season. But in a surprise move both ABC1 and The Comedy Channel have launched new panel shows in the past... Read More »

Well, Blow me!

Can you remember the last time anyone produced a full length scripted comedy show for a mainstream radio station? Apart from ABC Local’s lacklustre 2008 new talent scheme The Comedy Hour? You probably have to go back as far as the late 70s or early... Read More »

Sam Simmons scores a duck

It’s time for a shocking admission: I have close friends who are fans of Sam Simmons. It’s safe to say that we agree to disagree on the quality of his work. But the relevant point here is that my Simmons-loving friends are big fans of live comedy, and they base their love (okay, enjoyment) of... Read More »

Sam Simmons just won our respect…

… by calling his 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival show FAIL. Can’t fault him there. (c’mon, we’ve watched all of The Urban Monkey and two years worth of his jTV work. It’s not like he’s going to change his approach... Read More »

Respect my Vari-atay

Watching tonight’s episode of Rove – in which he attempted to interview 60 guests in an hour - was always going to be worth a look for comedy... Read More »

Outrage Without Alcohol

Sam Simmons must be kicking himself. If only he’d done The Urban Monkey with Murray Foote in blackface, people might be actually talking about it... Read More »

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