Tag: Paul Fenech

The Fart of Storytelling

The decision by Seven – well, 7Mate to be exact – to show Housos vs Virus and Regular Old Bogan back to back has provided us with an exciting opportunity to examine how storytelling works in the Australian sitcom. Because they sure as shit didn’t give us anything to examine as far as comedy goes.... Read More »

Fully Sick

Fat Pizza is back, and… yeah, who ordered this? Fat Pizza (formerly just plain old Pizza) has been running in various forms continuously since 2000 – especially once you add creator Pauly Fenech’s other series Housos and Swift & Shift to the mix, as they’re all basically the same show set in the same universe... Read More »

Online (da da da da da da) Goes Through My Mind

Press release time! Hope you brought a lunch, it’s a big ‘un: Seven edgy stories supported through Screen Australia’s Multiplatform Drama program Friday 13 March 2015 Screen Australia will fund seven unconventional series through its Multiplatform Drama program. The program supports risky projects with unorthodox formats. They utilise non-traditional platforms for distribution – making them... Read More »

Fat Pizza vs Housos: Whoever Wins We Lose part 42

From just about every perspective that doesn’t involve writer / director / star Paul Fenech cashing in, bringing the worlds of Housos and Fat Pizza together makes no sense. And not just in the traditional “ugh, Aliens versus Predator really messed up both franchises” way that bringing different worlds together in the one movie is... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions III: Going Home In a Body Bag

Ok, now this is getting weird. Remember yesterday we posted about some alleged incident allegedly involving alleged comedy figure Paul Fenech? THE ‘‘mishap’’ Fat Pizza actor Paul Fenech suffered two weeks ago, ending his stint on Dancing With The Stars before it even began, was allegedly the result of a violent altercation with a taxi... Read More »

Taxicab Confessions 2: Fists of Fury

As Jerry Seinfeld never said, “what is the deal with SBS comedians and allegations of violent assault?”: THE ‘‘mishap’’ Fat Pizza actor Paul Fenech suffered two weeks ago, ending his stint on Dancing With The Stars before it even began, was allegedly the result of a violent altercation with a taxi driver. Confidential can reveal... Read More »

Bogan’s run

Reacting against mainstream society’s newfound distaste for bogans is something Paul Fenech prides himself on. His shows are, he says, celebrations of ordinary Australians, and if you don’t like it he doesn’t care if you ring up and... Read More »

The Houso Of The Rising Sun

Hey, remember how Paul Fenech was so annoyed SBS didn’t instantly greenlight a second series of Housos after the first that he went off and made a movie instead? And the movie was released into cinemas? Where people were expected to pay to see it? Guess the jokes on us: not only did the movie... Read More »

The reality of the situation

Take a look at the cast of Celebrity Splash, alongside the usual reality TV role-call of presenters, actors, sportspeople and Brynne Edelsten are four figures from the world of... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2012 – The Results

The results of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »