Tag: The Project

Dame Edna went on The Project and the media and Twitter totally lost their shit

You know how when you’re on a news website, and you realise that an article only exists because a few people reacted to a thing on Twitter in a similar way? From news.com.au: It’s not unusual for Dame Edna to make things a little awkward, but the Aussie icon’s Thursday night appearance on The Project... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2015 – The Results

Ever get the feeling you’re running in place? That was Australian television comedy in 2015. Not just in the usual “the only way forward is to bring back Fast Forward” sense either, even though once again hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent in the firm belief that the only comedy “mainstream Australia” will embrace... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2014 – The Results!

Australian comedy in 2014 did pretty much what it was expected to do: not all that much. The days of any local comedy connecting with a mass audience seem to have ended with the mass audience realising Chris Lilley only ever had one idea, while the ABC’s other crowd-pleasing mainstays either tossed off a half-arsed... Read More »

You News, You Lose

You know what the problem with satire is? Eventually someone upstairs goes “hey, if all the kids are getting their news from comedy shows, then our news shows should have some comedy in them!” And then you get crap like this: If the new Friday night show is approved, it will include elements of 7.30,... Read More »

A Project Puzzle

Remember this? Charlie Pickering’s final episode of The Project, after nearly five years at the desk, has aired on TEN, surrounded by family and the Project office staff…. Pickering is set to fly to the US to join his wife Sarah, while the show welcomes Wil Anderson as a guest host this week. Which is why... Read More »

Vale Charlie Pickering

It seems Charlie Pickering has wrapped up his five years on The Project: “My biggest thanks of all goes to you for watching. I consider it an absolute privilege to be on air. That you would invite me into your home night after night means the world to me. It’s been an honour being in... Read More »

Will Channel Ten Turn To Comedy To Restore Their Flagging Fortunes?

Well, probably not. But first, the flagging fortunes: The host of Ten’s evening panel show The Project, Charlie Pickering, is stepping down and will finish up next month. “The Project has been an incredible ride,” the 36-year-old said in a statement. “As a stand-up comedian I have never planned to do one thing for five... Read More »

Vale Before The Game

This one kind of passed us by, happening as it did during the off season and coming as more of a “hey, guess what’s not coming back in 2014” announcement: Before the Game is no more. The popular and long-running sports… wait, “sports”? Why are we mentioning it? Oh yeah: despite being AFL-focused it featured... Read More »

The coming year in LOLZ

With TV and radio having pretty much wound down until the end of January, and as a prelude to our glittering launch of the 2013 Australian Tumbleweed Awards, we present our annual preview of where you will – or won’t – be getting your locally-made televisual laughs in... Read More »

Awards and renewals

The nominees for this year’s Logies have been announced and it’s not all bad for comedy. Okay, it’s not a complete disaster for... Read More »

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