Tag: Black Comedy

Vale Black Comedy season 4

Another season of Black Comedy is over, and by all reports it’s not coming back. How will sketch comedy survive? Supposedly Kinne Tonight is coming back later this year, so looks like it’ll struggle on for a little while yet until someone decides it’s time to revive Fast Forward one last time. But we came... Read More »

Back to Black Comedy

It’s probably fair to say that Black Comedy is a variable program. For every good sketch about black/white relations or deadly aunties, there seem to be a fair number which need some work. The sketch which came to dominate Wednesday night’s episode is a case in point. A grandson and grandmother run out of Bushell’s... Read More »

Wednesday Night Fever!

Ratings have begun for 2020 and the ABC has decided to lure viewers away from the horrors of a Australian summer with a big Wednesday night of comedy. But how big is ABC comedy in 2020? It can’t be that big, because Hard Quiz is back, and it’s still just a solidly competent time-waster for... Read More »

The all new Black Comedy

The third series of Black Comedy feels different to previous series. Gone is the popular recurring sketch Tiddas and its catchphrase “What’s this then, slut?”, along with writer/performer Steven Oliver, and filling the gap are some new cast members, a bunch of new recurring sketches and a slightly different feel to the show. Basically, Black... Read More »

Diverse sketch comedy is the new black

Just when we thought diverse sketch comedy had died in this country following the axing of Tonightly, Seven has announced a new show starring Nazeem Hussain… Cast revealed for Seven sketch comedy Orange is the New Brown Great to see Seven getting back into the sketch comedy business with upcoming series Orange is the New... Read More »

Now is the Winter of our Dissing-Content

Press release time! The ABC declares an unrivalled commitment to comedy With even more world-class content to come in 2018! The ABC tonight celebrated the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, declaring an unrivalled commitment to comedy content across television, online, radio and podcasting. This multiplatform approach gives fans the ABC’s comedy offering wherever they are, whenever... Read More »

Back in Black

Press release time! Black Comedy is Back Monday, February 12, 2018 — New cast, new writers and a whole lot of new laughs…ABC is pleased to announce that series three of Black Comedy starts filming in Sydney today. Fresh, original and just a little bit wrong, first launching in 2014, Black Comedy debuted to rave... Read More »

Vale Black Comedy series 2

As Black Comedy vanishes in the rear vision mirror it’s increasingly clear – well, it was pretty obvious from the start, but sometimes it takes a while for these things to sink in – that of the two words in the title, only one is surprising to see on the ABC. Okay, we’re exaggerating for... Read More »

Back to Black

What made the first series of Black Comedy refreshing wasn’t that it was an “all black” or “mostly Aboriginal” show (although because that kinda thing is still so rare in this country, it’s not hard to see why a bunch of people got hung up on it). What made Black Comedy refreshing was that it... Read More »

Is Wednesday Night Still Comedy Night?

How does the ABC start the new comedy year? With an episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery featuring that well-known comedian, er, Kerry O’Brien. Safe to say we didn’t really bother with that one, as entertaining as the 7:30 host-turned Keating interrogator can be. We’ll save ourselves for episode 2: Rebel Wilson. Be back at... Read More »