13 schoolyards, Author at Australian Tumbleweeds

A Bit of a Dog’s Breakfast

Colin From Accounts is a romantic comedy, which would usually send us running for the hills. Comedy? Love that stuff. Romantic comedy? That’s usually a love story with some mild banter and maybe – if you’re lucky – a wacky mix-up or zany best friend. So why are we reviewing this one? Mostly because for... Read More »

Vale ABC Wednesday Night Comedy for 2022

Okay, yes, the ABC are going to be showing a Wil Anderson comedy special next Wednesday night, but it’s hardly like that invalidates the premise of this blog post. Zing? At least with an Anderson stand-up special there’ll be a lot less of Anderson actually laughing. Which to be fair, was often understandable during Question... Read More »

Everything Old is… Back

Press release time! Yeah, maybe we were a bit too harsh having a go at Seven for being the home of comedy nostalgia. Hopefully this won’t be a case of “we forgot to laugh” – though the idea of this being a “bold reimagining” is a pretty good zinger to start... Read More »

Comedy in the Rearview

It’s been a big week for comedy on Seven – unfortunately that week was from twenty years ago, as the network continued to ignore producing anything new in favour of saluting shows old enough to vote and performers old enough to be excused from voting. Seven knows audiences won’t tune in these days for regular... Read More »

Vale Working Dog 2022

Say what you like about Working Dog, but they definitely know the right way to do an end-of-year wrap-up. Throw in a few old clips, make the hosts dress fancy, and otherwise stick to business as usual. Which is just the way we like it. Of the two Working Dog series that wrapped for the... Read More »

Get Your Back Side Trackside

Exciting news! Mind you, it’d be even more exciting if it wasn’t on Binge. Still, after the year (in comedy) we’ve just had, we’ll take what we can get.... Read More »

Getting in Early with Latecomers

Press release time!  When it comes to sex, it’s better late than never When their able-bodied friends hook up at a bar, lovelorn Frank (Angus Thompson) and Sarah (Hannah Diviney) are thrust together and form a reluctant bond over their shared disability and its impact on their romantic lives – or lack thereof. Bold, hilarious,... Read More »

Fisk: Going Down to Browntown

So we waited an extra week just to make sure we weren’t imagining it but yes, it seems that season two of Fisk is just as good – if not better – than the first. Phew. Some things have changed: the downstairs coffee shop is now an even more infuriating “blended beverage” venue. Roz (Julia... Read More »

Outta the Way, Gramps

Wil Anderson has a new book to promote, and we all know what that means: talking about ways to get more young people on the ABC! Wait, what? In a feature headlined “Wil Anderson’s bold solution for the ABC’s youth problem” – presumably the bold part is that he’s not offering to give up any... Read More »

Vale Summer Love

Summer Love ended last week with a teenage girl crying on a beach after a friend of hers died of cancer. Hilarious! Australian comedy is back, baby. Summer Love is a tough one for us to cover, because despite having all the external trappings of a sitcom – half hour episodes, a consistent situation, comedians... Read More »