Tag: Tom Ballard

Last chance to see (almost)

While we were noodling around on SBS On Demand the other day, we came across some of the pilot shows from Comedy Runway, a 2014 SBS comedy pilot scheme that we’d completely forgotten about. And because some of the shows are about to disappear from SBS On Demand quite soon, and we’ve never reviewed them,... Read More »

Today Tonightly

We’ve waited a while before passing judgement on Tonightly, ABC Comedy’s new tonight show, because unlike pretty much every Australian comedy of the last decade or so its a show that’s able to do its growing up in public. A four-episodes-a-week talk show doesn’t have to be perfect fresh out of the gate – which... Read More »

Stan in the Place Where You Live

Press release time! MEDIA RELEASE – 21 NOVEMBER 2016 AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COMEDIANS TO FEATURE IN A SERIES OF STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIALS ‘ONE NIGHT STAN’. Australia’s highest profile comedians will each star in their own groundbreaking feature-length comedy special, filmed live this summer at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre and premiering on Stan in 2017. ONE... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions

First, an apology: We honestly thought we’d covered Back Seat Drivers (Tuesdays around 10pm, ABC2) back when it first started a few weeks ago. But then we realised we only thought we’d covered it because it was exactly the same as a dozen or more equally forgettable shows we’ve dozed off to over the years.... Read More »

Reality Bites

You may not have noticed what with the all-out media blitz for Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me, but the ABC launched a few other comedy programs in the last few weeks. Press release time! Reality TV is TV right now. Everything else is just making up the numbers. And yet, for all its cultural force,... Read More »

Let’s get real

TV loves a formula, so the news about a new ABC panel show in this story from Sydney’s Daily Telegraph isn’t that... Read More »

Radio – Suckers Never Play Me

Hang on a second, just let us get open the bumper book of media cliches… ah, here we go: It’s been a game of musical chairs around Australia’s radio networks these last few weeks, as… well, a bunch of people we don’t really like all that much have quit. First, Tom Ballard has left Triple... Read More »

The Mass Debate

Debate Night is a series of short debates between two comedians on topics such as “That Kanye West is a Douchebag” and “That Atheists Are More Annoying Than Religious... Read More »

The Big Debate

In Sydney? Free next Wednesday night? Why not pop down to the Belvoir Theatre and check this... Read More »

Blah Blah Blah

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Australian comedy is currently not operating at peak efficiency. In fact, it’s coughing its guts up all over the place. Duds to the left, ratings flops to the right, tired old formats hacking out their final breath everywhere else. What does it say about... Read More »

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