Comedy TV

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 sketch comedy?

The end of Mad As Hell begs the question: is this the last we’ll see of sketch comedy on Australian... 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 »

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 »

Grief does funny things to people

A Beginner’s Guide to Grief is mostly a drama, but it’s compelling to watch, funny when it needs to be and feels cohesive... 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 »

Vale Aftertaste series 2

As we farewell Aftertaste series 2 it’s worth asking: Who is this for? Not people who expect a sitcom to be funny, that’s for... Read More »

Mad as Mad as Hell

Is it just us, or is Mad as Hell going just a little bit harder in its final season? We’re not exactly talking “the gloves are off” here. But there’s definitely a sense that, with not a lot left to lose, they might as well go right ahead and point out the many and varied... Read More »

These Winners Ain’t Grinners

Win the Week is back – okay, it was back last week, but we figured we’d give it a little more time to become a little less shit. Time well spent? Yeah, nah. Hosted by Alex Lee and with The Chaser‘s Craig Reucassel as a series regular, this is a show where three contestants “go... Read More »