Press Releases

The Head of Comedy and the Chef

The Head of Comedy and the ChefRick Kalowski, the recently-departed Head of Comedy at the ABC, gave an interesting vale interview to if.com.au recently. “The ABC does an incredible job as the driver of Australian scripted comedy but I truly see no reason why, with the right projects, the love can’t be spread,” he tells IF. Rosehaven would have been a... Read More »

Miss This For Christmas

Press release time! Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson keep the laughs coming in 2019 Next month, join ABC favourites Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson as they say goodbye to 2019 with two very special shows.  Charlie and the team return with a hilarious wrap up of the year’s events on The Yearly with Charlie Pickering,... Read More »

Everything Old is New Again

The ABC just announced a big chunk of their line-up for 2020, so you know what that means – press release time! Teetotaler Shaun Micallef explores Australia’s drinking culture in new documentary for the ABC ABC and Screen Australia today announced a new 3 x 60’ documentary, Shaun Micallef’s On The Sauce, to be hosted... Read More »

Confirmation of a Well Established Trend

In “not exactly shock news” news: Season Four of Rosehaven begins filming in Tasmania today. It’s not even new news, as the TV Tonight post went up yesterday. Then again, considering we’ve been banging on for months about how the ABC these days doesn’t seem to axe anything before they get at least four seasons... Read More »

The Downlow on Upright

Press release time! All episodes of UPRIGHT will be available to UK viewers from Thursday 28th November, 2019, on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV. In Australia you can watch all episodes from Sunday 1st December at 8:30pm on FOXTEL or watch a double episode premier on FOX SHOWCASE. Written by and starring Tim,... Read More »

Newsbreak!

It’s been a big week in comedy – well, it probably has been if you believe that story about Scott Morrison shitting his pants in a Sydney McDonalds in 1997 (our question: who would have recognised Scott Morrison – then an anonymous tourism executive – at a random McDonalds in 1997? Was it his mates... Read More »

You Can’t Spell Content Without a Vague Insult

News report that was probably originally a press release time! Amazon orders first Australian series, ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’ 21 August, 2019 by Staff Writer Endemol Shine Australia is producing the first Australian Amazon Original, LOL: Last One Laughing, which will feature ten local comedians trying to make each other laugh first. To be hosted... Read More »

Pilot Week 2: It’s not about comedy anymore

10’s Pilot Week 2018 was a bold experiment in broadcasting, where eight budding comedies were pitted against each other in a battle to the death to see which programs featuring white men would make it to our screens. And having copped a fair bit of flack for having a white men-heavy line up last year,... Read More »

Neither Shock Nor Twist

Press release time! NETFLIX ORDERS HANNAH GADSBY’S NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL DOUGLAS At the FYSEE event in Los Angeles, comedian Hannah Gadsby announced that her new hour-long stand-up special Douglas, named after her beloved dog, will launch globally on Netflix in 2020. “I’m so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in... Read More »

Heavy on the Lows

Press release time! Multi-Award winning comedy The Letdown returns to ABC this May to mine the highs and lows of parenthood   Internationally acclaimed, AACTA award winning comedy series The Letdown returns to mine the hilarious highs and lows faced by new parents, starting on ABC and ABC iview from Wednesday 29 May at 9pm,... Read More »