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Comedy Amongst Logie Nominees

Comedy Amongst Logie Nominees

March 31, 2014 |

The 2014 Logie Award Nominees have been announced and it seems it’s been a strong year for comedy. Comedians in the lineup include Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network) nominated for Most Popular Personality on TV and Most Popular Presenter, Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year Asia, Nine Network) nominated for Most Popular [...]

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A Few of Australia’s Funniest Sit Down for Final Feast Before Festival of Laughs

A Few of Australia’s Funniest Sit Down for Final Feast Before Festival of Laughs

March 26, 2014 |

“The cream of Australian comedy have come together for a final feast before they stand up to entertain the masses at the country’s biggest comedy festival. More than half a million people are expected to pour into the city for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which takes over the city on Wednesday for a 26-day [...]

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Frank Woodley and Simon Keck’s Shows Win Fringe Weekly’s Comedy Awards

Frank Woodley and Simon Keck’s Shows Win Fringe Weekly’s Comedy Awards

February 21, 2014 |

Frank Woodley’s Fool’s Gold and Simon Keck’s Nob Happy Sock have won the comedy awards of the first week of Fringe Weeklies. Joel Creasey in Rock God was also highly recommended. Congratualtions to all!  All weekly award winners will go in the running for the BankSA Awards to be announced on the closing night.  Read [...]

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Frank Woodley Reveals Just How Far He’d Go For A Laugh

Frank Woodley Reveals Just How Far He’d Go For A Laugh

February 12, 2014 |

Ahead of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Frank Woodley revealed to Scene Magazine just how far he’d go (and has gone) for a laugh. “It’s a little bit like playing a contact sport,” he says. “I’ve been pretty lucky. When we were doing Lano And Woodley, I injured my knee. I ended up having an operation [...]

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AACTA Awards: Please Like Me Wins Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series

AACTA Awards: Please Like Me Wins Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series

January 31, 2014 |

ABC2′s Please Like Me has been named Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series! In Australian television, the 3rd AACTA Awards Ceremony celebrated eight unique programs across 11 categories and four networks, including the ABC (REDFERN NOW – SERIES 2, SHAUN MICALLEF’S MAD AS HELL -SERIES 2, THE TIME OF OUR LIVES and PLEASE LIKE ME); FOXTEL [...]

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Sarah Kendall Discusses her Return to Australia, Career and 2014 Live Show, Touchdown

Sarah Kendall Discusses her Return to Australia, Career and 2014 Live Show, Touchdown

January 23, 2014 |

Prior to her quickly approaching return to Australia, Sarah Kendall discussed her path in comedy as well as a few life lessons that’ve made her the comedian she is today. What lead you to a career in comedy? Was your entry in Raw Comedy back in 1998 a bit of a punt or a serious [...]

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Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus Developing GROUNDHOG DAY the Musical, Workshop Set for 2014

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus Developing GROUNDHOG DAY the Musical, Workshop Set for 2014

January 10, 2014 |

MATILDA THE MUSICAL’s Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus could have theatergoers returning again and again… and again for their upcoming musical adaptation of the 1993 movie GROUNDHOG DAY. According to the Daily Mail, the composer/lyricist-director team is working with Danny Rubin, who wrote the original GROUNDHOG DAY screenplay, to bring the story to the stage. [...]

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Comedy Gives Back 2013 Wins Best Live Event in International Academy of Web Television 2014 Awards

Comedy Gives Back 2013 Wins Best Live Event in International Academy of Web Television 2014 Awards

January 8, 2014 |

Comedy Gives Back 2013, a 24 hour global live streamed comedy event benefitting Malaria No More has been named Best Live Event in the International Academy of Web Television 2014 Awards. Amongst  the comedians that participated in this charity event were Rove McManus, Adam Hills and Tom Ballard.  More about the awards

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Comedians and laughs are winners of TV Tonight’s 2013 Awards

Comedians and laughs are winners of TV Tonight’s 2013 Awards

January 6, 2014 |

The TV Tonight Awards 2013 results have been announced and this year’s winners are outstanding. Best Aussie Comedy: tie –  Please Like Me / Upper Middle Bogan Best Light Entertainment: The Project Best Sports Show or Coverage: Before The Game More categories here

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Adam Hills’ Happyism Amongst Chortle’s Most Memorable Gigs of 2013

Adam Hills’ Happyism Amongst Chortle’s Most Memorable Gigs of 2013

January 6, 2014 |

Adam Hills’ Happyism has been named in Chortle’s Most Memorable Gigs of 2013. “The feelgood show of the year, no doubt about that. Hills is so effervescently charming that he can tell us of encounters with everyone from The Muppets to the Dalai Lama and it not seem like boasting, just entertaining tales from a [...]

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