Tag: Tom Gleeson

A Hard Earned Thirst Needs A Big Cold Beer

Despite our amazingly persistent reputation for “shitting on” just about everything, we’re not intentionally cruel people at Tumbleweeds HQ (also: we are people, plural – there really is more than one person writing this stuff, honest). When a show comes along like Hard Quiz, we know why the ABC has made it and we sympathise... Read More »

Vale The Weekly season three

So last week’s episode of The Weekly opened with Charlie Pickering sitting behind his desk solemnly informing us that yes, while terrorism had cast a dark cloud over the week’s events the only correct way for us to move forward as a nation was to move forward as a nation or some such. “It’s been... Read More »

The two times Tom Gleeson really annoyed us in just one half hour

We knew there were only two ways this story could end. Either Briggs didn’t return to The Weekly this week, turning the show into a laughing stock that couldn’t even accurately predict when core cast members were going to appear, or Briggs showed up and we could all go back to ignoring The Weekly. Almost... Read More »

Satire’s hard problem

Clarke & Dawe returned to our screens last week and once again reminded us how satirists should be doing it: it’s about pointing out where things are going wrong. Satire only achieves what it’s there to do if it leaves the audience laughing, better informed and angry for change. And this is something that’s only... Read More »

The Weeks Just Fly By

Is it just us – and it usually is just us – or did that bit at the very start of this week’s The Weekly (now back for 2017!) basically say new regular Briggs was hired because he’s black? Obviously that’s not what they planned to say with their hilarious and of-the-moment parody of that... 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 »

Any Questions For Tom?

Are you a fan of Tom Gleeson? Is Tom Gleeson the reason why you watched every episode of The Weekly? Do you have fond memories of the days when he used to promote himself as “the ginger ninja”? Do you have the best-of DVD of Skithouse so you can rewatch the best of his “Australian... Read More »

What Fresh Hell Is This?

Press release time! Tom Gleeson presents Hard Quiz Monday, August 1, 2016 — ABC TV is pleased to announce auditions are underway for Tom Gleeson’s new show, Hard Quiz. Host Tom Gleeson says “With the audition process, it’s been impressive watching people demonstrating a deep knowledge without resorting to Google. Actually, it’s been impressive just... Read More »

Nice One, Einstein

Anyone watching the ABC’s Wednesday night comedy line-up saw the signs of looming doom. But only David Knox at TV Tonight was brave enough to write them down: Tom Gleeson will host a new quiz show coming to ABC. Okay, first let’s count all the ways this might not suck: . . . … ok,... Read More »

Vale The Weekly season two

We’re just going to come right out and say it: The Weekly taking on Clarke & Dawe was perhaps the funniest thing we’ve seen on television this year. Not that the sketch itself was funny: oh no no no no no no fuck no. It was utterly pointless at best and bewildering at worst –... Read More »

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