ABC3 brings the Smackdown (Games)
Jan27

ABC3 brings the Smackdown (Games)

Again ABC3 have done something incredibly entertaining that, unless you’ve got young kids, will have gone largely unappreciated – the ABC3 Smackdown Games. For the fourth time ABC3 presenter Kayne Tremills invited a bunch of his mates over for an Australia Day BBQ that involves a bit of fun that inevitably leads to a bit of sport getting out of hand… This year being a series of games instead of the usual tennis or...

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Shaun Micallef’s Funny As Hell (#MadAsHell @MadAsHellTV)
May27

Shaun Micallef’s Funny As Hell (#MadAsHell @MadAsHellTV)

WARNING: May contain rampant fanboyism. Shaun Micallef is back, and reinforcing the popular view that he deserves a much more regular spot on our screens than once a week. Mad As Hell is entertaining, insightful, distractingly hilarious, obtuse and everything we’ve come to expect from the man who’s been anointed as “Australia’s own Jon Stewart”. The writing team have delivered Micallef the perfect...

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Something to Randling about (#Randling @RandlingHQ)
May03

Something to Randling about (#Randling @RandlingHQ)

Randle. n. “A nonsensical poem recited by Irish schoolboys as an apology for farting at a friend.” Andrew Denton was never going to return to our screens for “just some show”. It had to be special, it had to be different. Randling is certainly special and different – it’s just not a show you can sit down and mentally switch off to watch. The best parts of the show are that it makes you think. An intelligent...

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Farewell Good News Week (#GNW @realGNW)
Apr29

Farewell Good News Week (#GNW @realGNW)

And so, it has come to this… Good News Week has come and gone before. It’s even flipped networks from ABC1 (back then, just the plain old ABC) to Channel 10 (who axed it, then brought it back when the US writer’s strike did havoc with their schedule). It’s appeared in differing formats – Good News Weekend, GNW Night Lite, & Good News World – and saw hundreds of local and overseas comedic and...

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The Hamster Wheel
Oct06

The Hamster Wheel

As expected it was fast-paced, uncompromising in it’s shredding of it’s targets, and full of bizarre phony twitter references. Above all it was funny and a delivered cold, hard truth across a much deserving Australian political landscape. Welcome back to The Chaser and thank you for The Hamster Wheel. Hosted by the usual 5 we see on screen – Chris, Craig, Julian, Chas & Andrew – many described the show as...

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The joy of the Joy of Sets (#JoyOfSets)
Sep21

The joy of the Joy of Sets (#JoyOfSets)

In the middle of “Chuck Lorre appreciation night” on Channel 9, a new show surfaced heralding the long-awaited return of it’s two hosts to television. Yet still it managed to include Warwick Capper. Finally released to the public, the new Tony Martin/Ed Kavalee vehicle The Joy Of Sets slid onto television screens last night and into 2011’s collective pop-culture references by filling the show with it’s...

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