13 schoolyards, Author at Australian Tumbleweeds

Celebrities Answering Questions With Words

It’s been a while since the glory days of SBS comedy, when Pizza was a legitimate cult hit and Swift & Shift Couriers… wasn’t. But they haven’t given up on local comedy entirely – just the scripted stuff – and oh look, it’s a third series of Celebrity Letters and Numbers Australia. We were going... Read More »

Questions, Questions

Question Everything is back. For those of you thinking “hang on, a panel show taking a satirical look at the week in news? Didn’t Win the Week just finish up?” let us reassure you that yes, they are the same show. In much the same way that The Weekly and Mad as Hell (RIP) covered... Read More »

Vale Mad as Hell 2022

Well, we knew it had to end sometime. For a bunch of years and slightly more seasons, Mad as Hell has been an island of quality in a sea of mediocrity, the rare Australian comedy that was both Australian and a comedy. Times changed; it changed with it, going from a thinly veiled Newstopia rip-off... Read More »

Ending the Year on a High Note

Press release time! Award winning comedy series Fisk returns to the ABC in October The ABC is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated second season of Fisk will air next month.  The multi award-winning six-part comedy series premieres on Wednesday 26 October at 9pm on ABC TV and ABC iview. In 2021, Fisk was Australia’s... Read More »

And Now, the End is Near

Every day is a day closer to the last day when we have a new episode of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell to look forward to. Sure, we could rejoice in the knowledge that at least we had our time together and that nothing in this world lasts forever. Counterpoint: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering... Read More »

Lost in Limbo

Press release time! Cameras roll in Queensland on new ABC comedy series Limbo. The ABC is delighted to announce celebrated Australian actors Ryan Corr and Bob Morley will star in the bold new six-part comedy series Limbo, which has commenced filming in Queensland. Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, Wakefield, High Ground) returns to Australia after... Read More »

Putting the Christ back into Christ What Else is On

Press release time! MATT OKINE AND MIRANDA TAPSELL GET THAT FESTIVE FEELING IN THE STAN ORIGINAL FILM CHRISTMAS RANSOM A riotous Christmas romp for the whole family, Christmas Ransom is a Stan Original Film from the creators of A Sunburnt Christmas, starring an ensemble of beloved Aussie stars. 8 September 2022 – Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced... Read More »

Wars and Rumours of Wars

What to think about this? EXCLUSIVE: TV Tonight hears whispers that Seven has a new sketch comedy in the pipeline for 2023. Helium, recently founded by Mark Fennessy, is understood to be producing the new series, which has been running a Writers’ Room in recent weeks. It has recently produced 6 Festivals and Last King... Read More »

Oh We’ve Got a Question All Right

Press release time! SO AMAZING!: ABC SHOW’S SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT An ABC Show has an announcement, that announcement is a shock and someone thinks it’s amazing news. How enticing! No wonder you clicked. But now you’re a paragraph in and still haven’t received any detail. That’s just how news works now. How annoying, hey? If you... Read More »

Like No Other Love

The important thing to say about Summer Love is that it’s very good for what it is. It’s just that what it is, going by the first episode at least, isn’t all that funny. Which is intentional! And also a bit disappointing. Summer Love is an anthology series based around a beach holiday rental. Each... Read More »