Tag: Full Frontal

Why Change a Winning Formula

Amongst all the solid but average comedies currently enjoying long runs is Open Slather. Its cast, production team and the formula of the show are very familiar from the 80's and... Read More »

It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

Press release time! ABC APOLOGISES FOR THE CHASER’S MEDIA CIRCUS ABC TV has today issued a pre-emptive apology for the whole series of the Chaser team’s new show, The Chaser’s Media Circus, which starts on ABC on Wednesday 15 October at 8.30pm and continues for 8 weeks. “Looking forward a few weeks, we’ll definitely have... Read More »

Women FTW?

Our recent guest post by an anonymous female former comedy writer got us thinking…how well are women doing in comedy in... Read More »

Vale Jim Schembri

Well, it’s not like Jim Schembri is dead exactly, but as Crikey reported on Friday he has left The Age: Age film critic and senior writer Jim Schembri has been sacked from his position following revelations he had repeatedly dobbed on the employers of his Twitter critics and hinted at taking legal action under the... Read More »

In review: Totally Full Frontal – Series One

It’s crap. And with the obvious out of the way, let’s get down to business. 1998’s Totally Full Frontal was the third version of the by-now-a-full-decade-old Fast Forward franchise, where television and ad parodies mingled with single gag snippets and traditional comedy sketches to create an hour of, at the very least, television. When most... Read More »

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtian

We don’t normally get much mail here at Tumbleweeds Central, but our recent post on Lawrence Leung’s new show Unbelievable drove someone to write in with a John Safran / Leung connection we’d missed*. It seems that, for once, our comparison of Unbelievable with Safran’s earlier shows had some basis in real-world events: There is... Read More »

Full Frontal in “Now Available In Stores” Shock

It’s a sign of just how grim things have become that the long-awaited release of series four and five of Full Frontal can seriously be described as “good news”. Hell, even “long-awaited” is pretty depressing. But yes, finally these two collections are out there waiting to be purchased / fast-forwarded to the Shaun Micallef bits.... Read More »

It Was Just Flat-Out The Worst Of Times

Ahh, Julia Morris – you might not crack a smile at anything she’s ever said or done, but you can’t deny that she keeps on saying and doing things. In fact, so good is she at saying and doing things – from purchasing a title so she can call herself “Lady Julia Morris” to pulling... Read More »

Wherefore art thou, Full Frontal series 4?

It’s probably not the most anticipated comedy DVD of the year, but for those of us of a certain age – and a certain fondness for the work of Shaun Micallef – Shock’s announcement a few months back that they were finally going to be releasing series 4 of Full Frontal was very good news... Read More »

Yet Another Twice-Risen Souffle

If you wanted to make an Australian television drama, or a soap opera, or a current affairs program, or a reality series about car repairs – basically, pretty much anything that isn’t a comedy – you probably wouldn’t go out and make a short film first. Somewhere down the line you’d shoot a pilot or... Read More »