Comedy TV

Vale Fisk

Fisk was a traditional, going-for-laughs, sitcom but writer, director and star Kitty Flanagan brought something truly unique to the... Read More »

Spicks and Specks – the 12″ Mega Mix

Spicks and Specks is back! Again. And it’s like it never went away. Again. There was nothing particularly broke about the format when it was first retired – the original cast needed a break, the new cast were unloved – and there’s already been a couple of revivals with the old (now current) crew, so... Read More »

Josh’s Gonna Josh

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay returned to Stan last week, and we all know what that means: loads of articles scattered across the internet all valiantly skirting around the fact that Josh Thomas makes television that’s basically just a human version of that fish tank C31 used to broadcast for hours at a time in Melbourne.... Read More »

Don’t Get All Dramatic

Wakefield is a new ABC series from Jungle Entertainment, the production company responsible for, amongst other things, Squinters, Sando, The Moodys and Here Come the Habibs. It stars, amongst others, Felicity Ward, Sam Simmons and Mandy “I was in two seasons of Squinters” McElhinney. So it’s a comedy? Fuck no. Comedy in this country faces... Read More »

Fisk – Half-time report

Fisk is a show worth celebrating. The first episode was high-quality and full of laughs, so was the second, and so was the... Read More »

Vale Hughsey We Have a Problem (2021 edition)

There’s been a lot of talk around the place over the last week or so about Hey Hey it’s Saturday. At a guess, this is how Daryl Somers likes it: even bad publicity – and it’s been all bad – keeps the memory of his most prized achievement alive. But in amongst everybody pointing out... Read More »

The Future of Comedy isn’t Fisk

Okay, so to get the obvious out of the way: Fisk is the best sitcom the ABC has served up in years, and if it’s not a bonafide comedy classic it’s very close to being one. The cast is great, its sense of humour is spot-on, the whole thing is nicely paced and there’s even... Read More »

Vale Why Are You Like This

Why Are You Like This was one of those shows that started out promising and then just ended up a bit of a... Read More »

Vale Aftertaste

You get the sense with programs like Aftertaste that their goal isn’t to make us laugh, or even to entertain... Read More »

Give Us 30 Minutes, We’ll Give You the [Expletive]

One of the good things about watching The Weekly is… ahh, nearly had you there, didn’t we? That’s right: there are no good things about watching The Weekly, just a slowly building puzzlement as your brain – a thing that exists in 2021 – struggles to figure out exactly why you are watching a news... Read More »