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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 »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2016 – The Results!

Australian comedy hit a new low in 2016, though if you’re anything like us you probably didn’t realise it at the time. Why would you? On the surface it seemed business as usual: a handful of standout shows, one or two duds and a whole lot of stuff forgotten before the end credits finished. In... Read More »

Vote now in the Tumblies 2016!

Voting is now open in the Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2016! Now in its 11th “amazing” year, the Australian Tumbleweeds hails the failures (and occasional successes) of this nation’s comic talent. Your online voting form can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tumblies-2016 You have until midnight at the end of Friday 6th January 2017 to vote. Please only vote... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2015 – The Results

Ever get the feeling you’re running in place? That was Australian television comedy in 2015. Not just in the usual “the only way forward is to bring back Fast Forward” sense either, even though once again hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent in the firm belief that the only comedy “mainstream Australia” will embrace... Read More »

Vote now in the Tumblies 2015!

Voting is now open in the Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2015! Now in its 10th “amazing” year, the Australian Tumbleweeds Awards hails the failures (and occasional successes) of this nation’s comic... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2014 – The Results!

Australian comedy in 2014 did pretty much what it was expected to do: not all that much. The days of any local comedy connecting with a mass audience seem to have ended with the mass audience realising Chris Lilley only ever had one idea, while the ABC’s other crowd-pleasing mainstays either tossed off a half-arsed... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2014 – Voting Now Open!

Voting is now open in this year’s Australian Tumbleweeds 2014. Now in its 9th year, the Australian Tumbleweeds hails the failures (and occasional successes) of this nation’s comic... Read More »

Interview with an Anonymous Troll

Just in case you didn’t catch it, Jo Case from Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre published an interview with one of us yesterday. Sadly it hasn’t got any comments yet, so why not make a change from venting your spleen here and give the Wheeler Centre website’s moderator something to do? Or just be lazy and post... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2013 – The Results!

Was 2013 a good year for Australian comedy? Of course not – comedy hasn’t had a good year in this country since, oh, let’s say 1994, just to make it a nice round twenty years of decline. Yes, individual comics have had good years and individual shows have made a splash, but come on: comedy... Read More »