Tag: Mad As Hell

Vale sketch comedy?

The end of Mad As Hell begs the question: is this the last we’ll see of sketch comedy on Australian... Read More »

Vale Mad as Hell 2022

Well, we knew it had to end sometime. For a bunch of years and slightly more seasons, Mad as Hell has been an island of quality in a sea of mediocrity, the rare Australian comedy that was both Australian and a comedy. Times changed; it changed with it, going from a thinly veiled Newstopia rip-off... Read More »

And Now, the End is Near

Every day is a day closer to the last day when we have a new episode of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell to look forward to. Sure, we could rejoice in the knowledge that at least we had our time together and that nothing in this world lasts forever. Counterpoint: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering... Read More »

Mad as Mad as Hell

Is it just us, or is Mad as Hell going just a little bit harder in its final season? We’re not exactly talking “the gloves are off” here. But there’s definitely a sense that, with not a lot left to lose, they might as well go right ahead and point out the many and varied... Read More »

Celebration of a nation

The ABC’s 90th-anniversary program ABC 90 Celebrate! was a noble attempt cover nine decades of broadcasting but left some... Read More »

Post-election comedy wash-up

Labor's win of Saturday's Federal Election is great news for the ABC and SBS but will it be great news for... Read More »

The Logies are back!

The TV Week Logie Awards will be held for the first time since 2019 next month. Let’s take a look at the comedy and comedy-adjacent... Read More »

Vale Mad as Hell 2022 v.1

And just when the election campaign was starting to heat up too. Only joking! Like this election campaign will ever “heat up”: Scott Morrison is the kind of thuggish suburban bully everyone (outside the media) hates, Anthony Albanese is a submarine, and the media coverage is so meta you’d be forgiven for thinking there was... Read More »

Mad as Hell in Shock Edit Controversy

Well this was interesting: Sadly for us, because like everyone else in the Australian media we are little more than ravenous black holes of hate that require everyone else to suffer in order to even slightly relieve our pain, this wasn’t some massive scandal involving government interference or the ABC caving to outside interests. Instead,... Read More »

You Got Me Singing (Mad as) Hell’s Bells

First out of the blocks and we’re off with a bang. Australian comedy needed a kick up the bum after a lacklustre 2021 and Mad as Hell was just the show to do it. Or just possibly we were starved of a good laugh over the Summer of Omicron and we’re wildly overreacting. You be... Read More »