Tag: Chris Lilley

The Best Australian Comedy of the Last Eight Years Has a Problem

Back in 2002 Shaun Micallef made a sitcom called Welcher & Welcher. And it’s hilarious. So why is it only now coming out on DVD with no fanfarte whatsoever? Why isn’t it hailed as the comedy classic that it is instead of a minor footnote in the career of an increasingly popular game show host? What, in short, the fuck went... Read More »

Lilley of the Valley

Because who doesn’t love Chris Lilley news (from The Herald-Sun‘s Confidential section, 21/4/10): Comedian Chris Lilley has pushed himself to the limit for his highly anticipated TV series Angry Boys, according to director Laura Waters. Production wraps in Melbourne next week on the mockumentary-style ABC series, which will explore what it means to be a... Read More »

Thinking About Bargains? (or, how the mighty have fallen)

Don’t you hate the way those Book Warehouse places always have two supposedly separate but in reality impossible to divide sections – one where all the books are $5 or less, and one (with all the interesting books) where the prices vary and aren’t really that cheap? Anyway, while lured inside one of their stores... Read More »

The Wonderful World of Australian Comedy Online Part 3: Scripted Podcasts

It's hard not to have respect for anyone who's gone to the trouble of making a scripted comedy show, particularly those producing podcasts, who are doing it for love rather than money. And if you listen to such a podcast there's a bonus – a bonus I wasn't really expecting after sitting through hours and hours of almost entirely dreadful chat-based podcasts – some scripted podcasts are actually worth listening... Read More »

The Gervais Delusion

As part of my ongoing examination of Australian comedy online (see my last blog) I've been working my way through every Australian comedy podcast I can find. I'll write more fully about more of them in the future, but one thing I've been struck by is how few of them contain scripted... Read More »

“Self-Indulgent? Moi?” or “We’ve created a monster!”

Taken from the Chris Lilley fansite: January 26, 2010 Angry Boys update I just wanted to quickly update you on the progress of Angry Boys. We’ve been shooting for a few months now and have started up again for 2010. It’s a really long shoot. And a really big show. So it’s going to take... Read More »

Gilding the Lilley

Look what turned up in our inbox at the end of business Friday – okay, you probably already know all this, but it’s always fun to see the original press release so you can see just how little work in involved in journalism... Read More »

A Flaming Bag of FM-friendly turds

On JJJ a few weeks back, while talking up his upcoming ABC television series, John Safran described it as being full of pranks and making fun of people – basically, “everything people don’t want in comedy anymore”. And he has a... Read More »

Overdue

When the first series of The Librarians arrived on the ABC back towards the end of 2007, it was pretty much the first ray of sunshine after a long, long winter for Australian... Read More »

Double Take Take Two

Seven isn’t quite confident enough of this week’s new return to sketch comedy Double Take to send out full episodes to reviewers, but they have sent out discs featuring ten minutes worth of sketches to various media outlets and surprise surprise, one just happens to have fallen into our... Read More »