Lilley of the Valley

Because who doesn’t love Chris Lilley news (from The Herald-Sun‘s Confidential section, 21/4/10):

Comedian Chris Lilley has pushed himself to the limit for his highly anticipated TV series Angry Boys, according to director Laura Waters.

Production wraps in Melbourne next week on the mockumentary-style ABC series, which will explore what it means to be a 21st century boy

“I wouldn’t even compare Chris’s shows to each other,” Waters said.

“All I can say is that we’re pushing ourselves – including, and especially Chris – way beyond where we pushed ourselves before”

More than 200 locals will play extras and small roles in the series filmed around Melbourne and on Torquay’s beaches.

It’s a short news item, sure, but there’s a lot packed in there. For one, “I wouldn’t even compare Chris’s shows to each other” – really? Even though two of them feature Ja’ime? And they all, without fail, feature bad taste high school / amateur musicals? Then there’s the hilarity of “200 locals will play extras and small roles” – like there are any other roles in a Chris Lilley production unless you’re named Chris Lilley.

What’s really interesting though, is the news that Lilley has “pushed himself to the limit”. Well, not interesting, just something to keep in mind when we finally get to see Angry Boys sometime in 2011. Because if we get yet another set of cliches and stereotypes and crap “offensive” musical numbers like we have with every Lilley project since Big Bite… well, at least we’ll know what his limits are.

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