Comedy TV

Getting Comfy in The Cheap Seats

The Cheap Seats: now even cheaper in week two! It wasn’t really surprising that things were a little… looser in their second outing – while they presumably had weeks to get the first episode right, they only had seven days for the second – but when that’s the biggest change with a live show after... Read More »

Vale Superwog series 2

In a world where most Australian sitcoms can’t even make one style of comedy work, Superwog is a comedic... Read More »

We Can’t Give These Seats Away

A few months back we expressed befuddlement over the way 10 didn’t seem all that interested in exploiting one of their biggest local hits. MasterChef and Survivor get spinoffs, why not Have You Been Paying Attention? And clearly the programming chiefs at 10 are big fans of this blog – despite giving How to Stay... Read More »

Cancelled Comic Cavalcade

If you’ve ever stumbled into a cinema only to realise that not only is there a film festival going on but it’s a (gasp) short film festival, then you know just how much hard work goes into making a sketch comedy series. That’s because every short film festival has at least one and usually half... Read More »

Biting back

History Bites Back, a satirical documentary on structural racism, shows the ways in life has been made difficult for indigenous... Read More »

Mad as Mad as Hell

One of the many, many ways you can tell Mad as Hell is a great comedy show is that when things get shit out in the real world, the comedy on Mad as Hell gets sharper. Which sounds like it should be obvious, but then you remember The Weekly gave us multiple seasons of Corona... Read More »

That Was The Week Nobody Won

When the ABC’s new news quiz Win the Week was revving up, we were asked by some smartarse how long it would take us to make a comparison with the ABC’s last attempt at a celebrity-led quiz, the notoriously shithouse Randling.... Read More »

Vale How To Stay Married

Series 3 of How To Stay Married ended last night as it began: with little to no laughs. And we blame the... Read More »

Superwog Returns

Superwog is back on both iView (all of season 2) and the ABC, and you know what? We actually enjoyed it. Sure, it’s not as funny as the time Nick Giannopoulos got his lawyers to try and stop comedians from using the word “wog” in their shows, but that remains the pinnacle of wog-based comedy... Read More »

Vale Everything’s Gonna Be Okay series 2

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay succeeded in representing rarely-seen character types but it absolutely failed as comedy and... Read More »