Comedy TV

Checkin’ Out

We don’t really cover The Checkout much these days. Here’s why: THE CHECKOUT SNIFFS OUT THE BULLSHIT IN A2 MILK In The Checkout this week, 8pm Thursday 30 April on ABC: –         A2 Milk is Australia’s fastest-growing milk brand. What’s the story – clever marketing, or is it really better for you? Kirsten Drysdale brings... Read More »

Time Once Again to Crack Open Another Kinne

It may have snuck back onto our (digital) screens with a lot less fanfare than it did in 2014, but Troy Kinne’s 7Mate sketch show Kinne is still well worth checking out. What’s that? An Australian sketch comedy show that’s actually not all bad? And it’s on a commercial network? Yeah, we’re as surprised as... Read More »

A Weekly Is a Long Time In Show Business

Well, don’t we look like dickheads. There we were just a few weeks back boldly claiming that it was plain to all and sundry that Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly was going to: …make a much more concerted effort to rip off The Daily Show. You know the drill: wacky opening monologue, slightly more in depth... Read More »

Vale Mad as Hell (again)

Once again the internet was flooded with an outpouring of grief at the news that the current series of Shaun Micallef is Mad as Hell will be the last. Well, a few people mentioned it. To us at least. Fortunately this seemed based largely on Micallef ending the series pretty much the same way as... Read More »

The Agony of that thing on after Mad As Hell

You know how when you’re watching the Agony series and you’re not laughing? That was intentional this week. At least for the first 15 minutes of the show, because they were talking about the... Read More »

Vale Stop Laughing…this is Serious

The final episode of Stop Laughing…this is Serious aired last night, and while we’re as delighted as anyone that 180 minutes of ABC time were given over to these programs, they were sadly a rather unsatisfying survey of the... Read More »

Vale Maximum Choppage

This post’s been sitting on the shelf for a few days because… well, we figured we said pretty much all we had to say when we covered the first episode. Especially as pretty much all our predictions for the future of this series came true. Diminishing results as week after week our heroes are dropped... Read More »

Blasts From The Past

As much as we respect the work history of many of the experienced members of the cast, and are interested to see what the newbies have to offer, 20 weeks of Open Slather seems somewhat... Read More »

This is serious (Mum!)

Most of the time history is messy, contradictory and hard to compartmentalise, and Stop Laughing…this Is Serious, a new documentary on Australian comedy, gets it right by keeping its themes broad and... Read More »

She’s All Woman, Hear Her Roar

Judith Lucy’s spent the past six weeks exploring womanhood in Judith Lucy Is All Woman, and what have we learnt? That it’s virtually impossible to answer any of the questions she set out to explore?... Read More »