Tag: Laid

A Presumption of Shared Humanity

If you’re going to be a comedian, you have to make a choice: do you make comedy designed to appeal to the masses, or do you follow your heart? On the one hand, appealing to the masses seems like the smart way to achieve mass appeal but idiots will call you a sell-out; on the... Read More »

Vale Laid 2

By the time you read this Laid will have vanished from our screens forever and we’re not really sure how we’re going to cope. Remember what life was like early in 2010, before Laid started on the ABC? Remember how – you’ll laugh to remember this – we all thought that a comedy was meant... Read More »

Got the Love, Got the Love

Ben Pobjie would be the first to tell you he isn’t a TV critic. Rather, he’s just a guy with an opinion about television and who really cares what he thinks because everyone’s opinions are equally valid and it’s just television anyway, right? Let’s pause to salute the Fairfax press for giving someone with such... Read More »

Laid 2: Face/Off

When a series such as Laid gets renewed, the conversation around it changes a little. No longer is it sufficient merely to attack it for being a complete and utter waste of time, for clearly by being renewed the ABC have indicated that they want it to be a complete and utter waste of time.... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Best Comedy

As always, the three nominees for Best Comedy have turned out to be three programs all but ignored by the Australian... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Coverage of Comedy

Ah, for the good old days, when the Australian media would desperately latch onto the slightest whiff of controversy about a show or comedian and never let go until someone was sacked or taken off air for a few weeks.... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Overall Comedy

In previous years many of the results thrown up by the Tumblies have been dismissed as simply the scowling of haters opposed to anything mainstream or... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Sitcom or Dramedy

Thanks to the trend over the past decade or so for shooting on location and beefing up the drama quotient, there's now almost no need to include anything in your sitcom which is capable of making a real life audience... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst New Comedy

With short episode runs and rapid axings preventing a lot of new talent from getting any real experience before being thrown onto the main stage, new comedy usually deserves a bit of... Read More »

Congratulations to all the 2011 AACTA Winners!

… no, we’re not being sarcastic. Though you’d be forgiven for thinking so, as those winners – well, the only winners who fall under our gaze here – happen to be Chris Lilley (for best performance in a comedy) and Laid (for best comedy series). Suffice to say we wouldn’t have been voting for them... Read More »