Tag: Tom Gleeson

Pointless tasks

We start Australian comedy 2023 with a local take on Taskmaster. Sadly, there's less opportunity for laughs in this show than we'd... Read More »

The Hostest With the Mostest

Earlier this week the ABC sent Tom Gleeson to the Australian Museum in Sydney. Initially we were excited, then we realised this wasn’t going to be a remake of 90s monster movie Relic and he wasn’t going to get eaten by a dinosaur. C’mon Aunty, even a cheap knockoff of Night at the Museum would... Read More »

Let’s Put the Future Behind Us

Channel Ten – or Paramount, as their owners like to be called – had their upfronts today, announcing all the big shows we can look forward to in 2023. And the biggest? As the press release puts it: Tom Gleeson Takes Comedians To Task. BAFTA-winning and International Emmy-nominated comedy powerhouse Taskmaster is set to unleash... 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 »

Tomorrow Tonight This Week

So for reasons inexplicable even to us, we tuned into the second installment of Tomorrow Tonight. Clearly we’ve learned nothing from decades of Australian comedy, let alone the experience of watching episode one. But did our return reveal a show that was, first episode aside, trying to be funny? Well, not really, This week’s episode... Read More »

Vale Hard Chat

It was a shit segment and it should have ended four years ago. Good fucking riddance. (is that going to be it? – ed) Okay, fine. Usually we at least try to get in somewhat early with our so-called “news coverage”, but when we heard that Tom Gleeson was finally retiring his excreteable Hard Chat... Read More »

Well That Didn’t Last Long

Television made on a weekly basis has a tendency to revert to the mean; there just isn’t enough time to make big changes every single week. But that doesn’t explain The Weekly‘s refusal to stick with any changes at all even when the basic version of the show is crap. Was it only last week... Read More »

Miss This For Christmas

Press release time! Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson keep the laughs coming in 2019 Next month, join ABC favourites Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson as they say goodbye to 2019 with two very special shows.  Charlie and the team return with a hilarious wrap up of the year’s events on The Yearly with Charlie Pickering,... Read More »

No Easy Answers

It must be the best of all possible worlds right now for Tom Gleeson. Sure, he’s won a Logie, but who gives a fuck about that? What’s really important is that he took his hilarious comedy persona to new heights with his Gold Logie campaign and now we can all reap the rewards on Hard... Read More »

The 2019 Logies. And Tom Gleeson.

And so the Logies have been and gone for another year, and we’re asking: how did comedy (and Tom Gleeson’s campaign) fare? Tony Martin was in the voiceover booth once again and got a largely positive reaction from the viewers. Although a few grumbled on Twitter that he didn’t go Mick Molloy when Molloy appeared... Read More »