Tag: The Roast

Australian Tumbleweeds 2013 – Voting now open!

Voting is now open in this year’s Australian Tumbleweeds 2013. Now in its 8th year, the Australian Tumbleweeds hails the failures (and occasional successes) of this nation’s comic... 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 »

Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can’t, Review

If you’re of a particular political bent, chances are you’ve been waiting for The Guardian to set up their Australian branch for a while now, what with Fairfax staggering around like a drunk at a child’s birthday party when it comes to providing a non-Rupert Murdoch perspective on things. Even we’ve been excited: in the... Read More »

Old-fashioned charm

Considering how often we used to bang on about how shit The Chaser’s War on Everything was, it’s hard not to feel a little nostalgic for the team’s comedy days when you read Charles Firth’s recent article for The Citizen, which recounts the early history of the group.... Read More »

Spit roast hog

If you gave a video camera to a student revue and asked them to make a news parody The Roast is probably what you’d get. Indeed, if you look at the biographies of the show’s cast and writers it’s notable that many of them are barely out of... Read More »

Details are sketchy

Hmmm…this sure sounds worrying for the ABC… An output deal between the BBC and ABC will end after nearly 50 years following the announcement of a new BBC Drama and Comedy channel on... Read More »

We Don’t Mean to Brag / We Don’t Mean To Boast…

… but we for one have better things to do than watch The Roast. We’ve griped enough already about how the ABC has certain kinds of shows they really, really want to have on the air all the time, and guess what? Looks like “News Satire” is one of them. Not content with having pretty... Read More »

Willing and Disabled

Continuing their fondness for squeezing in comedy shorts wherever they can, tonight on ABC2 we saw the debut of yet another… one of those things we just described, Kane & Disabled. Designed to tie-in with ABC2’s upcoming coverage of the paralympics, this “VHS Sports presentation” sees old school TV host – his first line is... Read More »

Monday Roast

We’ve been sent another press release! ABC2 and The Comedy Channel on Foxtel have taken a bold step towards massively increasing the level of local content on Australian TV by screening The Roast News Update for two minutes each night, Monday to Friday, at 8:28pm on ABC2 and 6:28pm on The Comedy Channel. Each episode... Read More »

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