Tag: Daryl Somers

Hey Hey Its Yet Another Bloody Clip Show

Probably the best way to look at Hey Hey It’s Saturday in 2022 is to not look at it at all. The second best way is to look at it as a shed out the back of Daryl Somers’ place full of dubious old crap he just can’t let go of. If he wants to... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds Awards 2021

2021 was a year when Australians desperately needed a good laugh. Fortunately, we had Australian comedy to laugh at.... Read More »

Hey! Hey! They’re back again!

Hey Hey it's 50 years played it safe, keeping the focus on nostalgia of 20+ years ago rather than the reality of what Hey! Hey!... Read More »

The Face That Would Not Die

Daryl Somers is not the absolute worse human being ever to make repeat appearances on Australian television, but he almost certainly is the worst person to host Dancing With the Stars which means he’s beaten out at least one confirmed racist. Isn’t Australian television great? Not that Daryl’s got a particularly clean record when it... Read More »

The funny side of the Logies

When you look at who and what won Logies this year, it says a lot about the state of TV comedy in this country. Comedy is there to sweeten the pill. The pill, in the case of the Logies, being hours and hours and hours and hours of industry backslapping, product promotion and…well, that’s all... Read More »

You’re Back in the Tomb

“Yes,” said one of the contestants on the final (ever?) You’re Back in the Room, “hypnosis is real”. Well that’s just awesome news, isn’t it? There are people walking around out there with the power to make anyone into their unwilling zombie slaves and there’s absolutely nothing the rest of us can do to stop... Read More »

Hey Hey It’s An Enormous Tsunami Of Complete Bullshit

One of the first things they’re meant to teach you at journalism school (yeah, like there’s any of them still open – ed) is: CONSIDER YOUR SOURCE. If someone is telling you something, you should stop and ask yourself “why are they telling me this? Is it possible they might have an ulterior motive? Could... Read More »

Face Up Comes Kennedy

If you were born after the last episode of The Graham Kennedy Show went to air (1975) it’s sometimes hard to understand Graham Kennedy’s legendary status in Australian television. Even now little of the tonight show work on which his legend is built is easily... Read More »

A Twenty Year Old Corpse

Is The Late Show the most overrated Australian comedy of the last twenty years? The answer may surprise you: yes it is. Not only is it massively overrated, it continues to be overrated to this very day – which, considering we’re currently celebrating the twenty year anniversary of its initial airing on the ABC, gives... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – The Lifetime Achievement Award for Crap Comedy

This is it – the big one. Not so much for a single year’s work at making crap comedy as a concerted effort across an entire career, this award salutes those who, year in year out, go out of their way to make comedy that puzzles, annoys, and bores the Tumblie... Read More »