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Music Makes the People Quiz Together

One door closes, another door opens: Spicks and Specks has finished up (for 2022 at least), and now RocKwiz is coming back. Remember when nostalgia wasn’t such a big deal? Those were the days. The RocKwiz return has a surprise twist. It’s not coming back to SBS, where it aired for over a decade, but... Read More »

Kind of a Bummer, Love

In the midst of the recent kerfuffle about the ABC’s lack of fresh comedy faces, one series was noticeably left out of the conversation: Summer Love. Which is odd, as it’s the one ABC series in recent years that’s gone out of its way to provide opportunities to up-and-comers. While it’s a Gristmill production and... Read More »

Third Time’s the Harm

Wog Boys Forever is not, as you might occasionally wonder while watching it, an indication of the film’s run time. The “forever” is presumably meant to inject a note of triumph into proceedings – wog boys will never die! But the overwhelming feeling after this third visit with hot car-loving, leather jacket-wearing Steve Karamitsis (Nick... Read More »

Let’s Put the Future Behind Us

Channel Ten – or Paramount, as their owners like to be called – had their upfronts today, announcing all the big shows we can look forward to in 2023. And the biggest? As the press release puts it: Tom Gleeson Takes Comedians To Task. BAFTA-winning and International Emmy-nominated comedy powerhouse Taskmaster is set to unleash... Read More »

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 »