Tag: Tony Martin

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Introduction

2011 was a bad year for Australian comedy – on television at least – but not in the ways we’ve come to expect. Yes, the energy level was down across the board, with old favourites either tanking hard or stuck in a rut while the fresh faces were shunted off to digital channels where they wouldn’t upset the Spicks & Specks... Read More »

Interview: The Bazura Project’s Lee Zachariah

You might have noticed that we don’t usually run interviews here, but when the chance to speak to The Bazura Project’s Lee Zachariah came along, how could we say no? Especially when by saying yes we could waffle on about all manner of obscure comedy topics and only occasionally remember to ask a proper question.... Read More »

The Better Project

We're big fans of Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee and Get This 'round here, so it pains us to admit that we've been a bit disappointed by The Joy of Sets. The first episode was a good start, but things have been patchy since then, and the ratings dip that led Channel 9 to bump the show to 10.30pm seems to indicate that we're not the only ones who've been a little underwhelmed by the series. But hey, at least it's still on... Read More »

The Ideas Shower overfloweth

The Joy of Sets was always going to be much anticipated by anyone interested in Australian comedy, and in its debut last night it did not... Read More »

The Gospel According to Lucy

Within minutes of her first appearance on The Late Show (and quite possibly within seconds of her first appearance on TV, on The Big Gig a year or so earlier) audiences were divided on whether Judith Lucy was hilariously funny or a caustic, sarky harridan. Lucy's long-awaited solo TV series Spiritual Journeyseems just as likely to divide audiences, for that reason and... Read More »

Snippy snippets

Hamish & Andy's new TV show Gap Year gets started in a couple of weeks. It'll be interesting to see what the nice guy radio favourites will come up with. Information is fairly sparse but judging by the videos they've been posting to their website Gap Yearwill be the duo's usual mix of pranks, stunts and special... Read More »

Reasons to listen to the podcast of Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast

If you saw the title of this post and expected it to consist of the following seven words - “There are none, sorry to trouble you” - then you're wrong. Well, sorta... Read More »

Things You Learn From Talking to Someone Who’s Seen Boytown Confidential

*It’s pretty darn funny. *It’s about 90 minutes long, which probably means it would’ve only fitted on a 2-disc DVD release (considering there’s all that sing-along stuff taking up space on the current one-disc release) *It’s mostly interviews with the (in character) cast. There aren’t a lot of visual gags, it’s not full of snappy... Read More »

Truly the Sweetest Plum

It was a pleasant surprise towards the end of last year to see Triple M hire Nick Maxwell and Declan Fay to bring their excellent podcast The Sweetest Plum to radio. Now Maxwell and Fay are doing the drive time shift in Sydney every Monday to Thursday (with Roy & HG on Fridays), and in Melbourne on Fridays (although this appears to be a best-of of the Sydney shows). There's also a best-of podcast of the Sydney shows, with a special podcast-only show each Friday, and based purely on that podcast, The Sweetest Plum is excellent... Read More »

New comedy? Yes indeed.

Yesterday TV Tonight published an exclusive interview with Ben Elton, in which Elton defended the first episode of Live From Planet Earth: "Apparently the principal criticism is that it was too smutty, and to be honest I actually put my hand up to that. I do think we got the mix... Read More »