21st Century Daryl, Author at Australian Tumbleweeds

Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2021

2021 was a year when Australians desperately needed a good laugh. Fortunately, we had Australian comedy to laugh at.... Read More »

Vote in the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2021

We know you want to give us your views on comedy in 2021. So, vote now in the Australian Tumbleweed... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2020

You wouldn’t want to say Australian comedy is dead, but the iron lung it’s getting around in is starting to look a little worse for wear. Oh sure, individual comedy series are still being made; people are even having careers in comedy, so long as you put quote marks around “careers” and “comedy”. But the... Read More »

Voting now open in the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2020

As if this year couldn't get any worse, it's time to vote for your least favourite comedies in the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »

Welcome to the House of Fun

It's not until you've watched the new Netflix series Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun that you realise that comedy on Australian television is... Read More »

The winners and losers of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2019

We started off last year’s Tumbleweed Awards like this: Maybe things will get better next year And people say we’re not funny. Honestly, if you really want to depress the hell out of yourself – and of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this – go back and take a look at the... Read More »

The winners and losers of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2018

Maybe things will get better next year. After all, there are two things Australian television comedy desperately needs if it’s to survive – money and talent – and there’s a fair to reasonable chance the upcoming change of government will see the money tap turned back on at the ABC. Then again, pretty much every... Read More »

Vote now in the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2018!

It’s that time of year again…it’s time to cast your vote in the Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2018. Excited comedy fans around the nation are doing it, so why don’t you? Sketch comedy, sitcoms, satire, panel shows, films and pilots – we want to know what you thought were the worst (and best) Australian comedies of... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2017 – The Results!

Not long after voting opened for these awards, we were contacted by a cast member from an Australian comedy series we’d recently reviewed. While our review of their show was fairly positive – at least by our standards, but more on that later – this cast member was angry that we had characterised a portion... Read More »

Vote now in the Tumblies 2017!

Voting is now open in the Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2017! Now in its 12th “amazing” year, the Australian Tumbleweeds hails the failures (and occasional successes) of this nation’s comic talent. This year, we’ve decided to keep things interesting by adding a new category and removing an old one. Your online voting form can be found... Read More »