Comedy Inc. (Australian TV series)

Comedy Inc.Comedy IncComedy Inc - The Late Shift
These notable cast members made guest appearances on Comedy Inc: * Paul McCarthy — Seasons 1-5 (2003-2007). Jim Russell — Seasons 1-5 (2003-2007). Emily Taheny — Seasons 1-5 (2003-2007). Mandy McElhinney — Seasons 1-4 (2003-2006). Genevieve Morris — Seasons 1-4 (2003-2006). Katrina Retallick — Seasons 1-4 (2003-2006). Gabriel Andrews — Seasons 1-3 (2003-2005). Ben Oxenbould — Seasons 1-3 (2003-2005). Scott Brennan — Seasons 4-5 (2005-2007). Simon Mallory — Seasons 4-5 (2005-2007). Rebecca De Unamuno — Season 5 (2007). Fiona Harris — Season 5 (2007). Janis McGavin — Season 5 (2007). Son: "Honest dad?". Father: "Would I lie to you mate?". Billy Birmingham. Chas Licciardello. Andrew Hansen.

Sketch comedy

sketchsketch showsketches
Sketch comedy comprises a series of short scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio or visual medium such as radio and television. Often sketches are first improvised by the actors and sketched down based on the outcome of these improv sessions; however, such improvisation is not necessarily involved in sketch comedy.

Nine Network

Channel NineChannel 9Nine
The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia. The Nine Network is one of three main free-to-air commercial networks in Australia.

Seven Network

Channel SevenChannel 7Seven
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It is owned by Seven West Media Limited, and is one of five main free-to-air television networks in Australia. Channel Seven's head office is in Sydney.


Foxtel GoFoxtel NetworksFoxtel HD+
Foxtel Management Pty Limited is an Australian pay television company, operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV streaming services. It was formed in 1995 through a joint venture established between News Corporation (now the present day News Corp; through News Limited, now News Corp Australia) and Telstra, with News Corp being the 65% and Telstra the 35% shareholders respectively. It shares many features with the Sky service in the United Kingdom, including iQ, the electronic program guide, a similar remote control, and Red Button Active.


Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, VictoriaGreater Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9993 km2, comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million (19% of the population of Australia), and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".


AUSAustralianCommonwealth of Australia
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Equity Ensemble Awards

Equity AwardsMost Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Equity Ensemble Awards (or Equity Awards) are an Australian awards system, that is an accolade presented by The Equity Foundation, the performers branch of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). The awards have been presented annually since 2011, and are awarded to a cast in a television drama series, comedy series and television movie or miniseries. The awards are peer voted, via a secret ballot, by members of the Equity Foundation. In addition to these categories, the foundation also presents a lifetime achievement award, which has been presented since 2009.

AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy

Best Comedy PerformanceBest Performance in a Television Comedycomedy accolade
The AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television." The award is handed out at the annual AACTA Awards, which rewards achievements in Australian feature film, television, documentaries and short films. From 1986–2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards).

List of Australian comedians

Australian comedian
Paul McCarthy. Lulu McClatchy. Campbell McComas. Julie McCrossin. Paul McDermott. Garry McDonald (Norman Gunston). Kate McLennan. Rove McManus. Garth Meade. Merrick and Rosso. Shaun Micallef. Mikey Mileos. Gabby Millgate. Tim Minchin. Tony Moclair. Mick Molloy. Peter Moon. Anthony Morgan. Julia Morris. Julian Morrow. Mr. Flotsam and Mr. Jetsam. Andy Muirhead. Maureen Murphy. Paul Nakad. Brian Nankervis (Raymond J. Bartholomeuz). Glynn Nicholas. Joy Nichols. Ross Noble. Fiona O'Loughlin. Dave O'Neil. Ben Oxenbould. Joel Ozborn. Celia Pacquola. Simon Palomares. Matt Parkinson. Eddie Perfect. Charlie Pickering. Greig Pickhaver. Sue-Ann Post. Terri Psiakis. Puppetry of the Penis. Rod Quantock.

Double Take (2009 TV series)

Double TakeDouble Take'' (2009 TV series)
Paul McCarthy. Darren Weller.

Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth

Ben Elton: Live from Planet EarthLive From Planet Earth
Comedian Ben Elton presented the program and performed some stand-up material, with the sketches performed by an ensemble cast including Paul McCarthy and Genevieve Morris. After critical reviews, hostile social media reaction and poor ratings, the Nine Network cancelled the show after three episodes had aired. Ben Elton hosted the show and performed a comedic monologue weekly. Several guest comedians and musicians also performed in between sketches by the ensemble cast of nine performers, which included several from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), alongside comedy veterans McCarthy and Morris.


Neighbours (TV series)Australian soap operaCharlie Moyes
The show is produced by Fremantle Australia and has been sold to over sixty countries around the world, making it one of Australia's most successful media exports. Neighbours was first screened in the United Kingdom in October 1986 on BBC1 where it achieved huge popularity among British audiences in the late 1980s and 1990s. In 2008, it moved to the UK's Channel 5. From 2018, the show became the first Australian drama to air all year round after securing a new deal with Channel 5. Neighbours was created in the early-to-mid-1980s by Australian TV executive Reg Watson.


Chaser Non-Stop News Network
CNNNN (Chaser NoN-stop News Network) is a Logie Award winning Australian television program, satirising American news channels CNN and Fox News. It was produced and hosted by comedy team The Chaser.

Celebrity Name Game (Australian game show)

Celebrity Name GameAustralian versionCelebrity Name Game Australia
Celebrity Name Game is an Australian game show based on the American show of the same name and the board game Identity Crisis (created by Laura Robinson and Richard Gerrits) hosted by Grant Denyer and first premiered on Network 10 on 13 May 2019.

MDA (TV series)

MDAM.D.A.MDA'' (TV series)
Mandy McElhinney as Helena (2002–03). Simon Stone as Jason Henderson (2002–03). Suzi Dougherty as Debbie Shanahan (2002–03). Daniella Farinacci as Dr Wendy Rossi (2002–03). Alexandra Schepisi as Edwina "Ed" Davis (2002–03). Tim Burns (actor) as Tom Cusack (2002). Ailsa Piper as Dr Carol Westerman (2003). André De Vanny as Joshua Tranter (2003). Robert Taylor as Paul Bennett (2002).

At Home With Julia

Date Night" (''At Home with Julia'')
Paul McCarthy as Minister for Foreign Affairs and previous (2007–10) Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Alan Dukes as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Wayne Swan. Jonathan Biggins as former (1991–96) Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. Drew Forsythe as independent Member of Parliament Bob Katter. Jim Russell as independent Member of Parliament Rob Oakeshott. Nicholas Cassim as Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott. Geoff Moxham as radio journalist Alan Jones. Jonathan Biggins as television journalist Tony Jones. Chris Taylor as Jase the Canberra Local. Amanda Bishop as Deputy Leader of the Opposition Julie Bishop. Meaghan Davies as Brianna, the Canberra local.

Wednesday Night Fever

These included 'Clive Palmer' (played by Heath Franklin) performing a parody version of Wings' "Live and Let Die" (retitled "Live and Let Clive"), and 'Gina Rinehart' (Genevieve Morris) performing a parody of Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child o' Mine, retitled "Sweet Child o'Mines". Future member of parliament Clive Palmer was reported to be a fan of Heath Franklin's impersonation of him, and made a cameo appearance on the show in August 2013, performing a segment that he penned himself. The series was not renewed for a second season and concluded in August 2013. The cast features comedians and actors: * Clive Palmer * Amanda Bishop. Paul McCarthy. Genevieve Morris. Dave Eastgate. Heath Franklin.

Home and Away

Home & AwayTiffany PreeceHome &
Home and Away (often abbreviated as H&A) is an Australian television soap opera. It was created by Alan Bateman and commenced broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January 1988. Bateman came up with the concept of the show during a trip to Kangaroo Point, New South Wales, where he noticed locals were complaining about the construction of a foster home and against the idea of foster children from the city living in the area. The soap opera was initially going to be called Refuge, but the name was changed to the "friendlier" title of Home and Away once production began. The show premiered with a ninety-minute pilot episode (subsequently in re-runs and on VHS known as Home and Away: The Movie).

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Comedy FestivalMelbourneMICF
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is the largest stand-alone comedy festival and the second-largest international comedy festival in the world. Established in 1987, it takes place annually in Melbourne over four weeks, typically starting in March and running through to April. The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early 1990s, but performances are held in many venues throughout the city.


BackBerner was an Australian political satire sketch comedy television series, broadcast on and produced by ABC TV with Crackerjack Productions. The program was hosted by stand up comic Peter Berner and noted Australian character actor Louise Siversen. The series aired from 19 August 1999 to 14 November 2002. The show parodied the current affairs format with Berner, but most frequently Siversen engaged in interviews with various representatives and authorities on the subjects of that week's news stories to discuss the issue, with various comedians playing the role of the interviewees.


G. P.GPepisode of ''G.P.
G.P. is an Australian television series produced by Roadshow, Coote & Carroll for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with the series being made between 1989 and 1996.

Blue Heelers

Blue Heelers (1996 Season Average)
Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series that was produced by Southern Star Group and ran for 12 years on the Seven Network, from 1994 to 2006. Although based around the policing of the town, the series generally depicted the everyday lives and relationships of the residents of Mount Thomas, a fictional small town in Victoria. The series was one of the highest-rated and most-awarded programs in the history of Australian television, having won 5 Logie awards, it is equal as the most awarded show in Logies history with The Don Lane Show. It is also noted for its two main stars Lisa McCune, a four-time recipient of the Gold Logie, and John Wood, who also won Gold.

Spicks and Specks (TV series)

Spicks and SpecksSpicks & SpecksSpicks and Specks'' (TV series)
Spicks and Specks is an Australian music-themed comedic television quiz show. It aired on ABC1 at 8:30 on Wednesday nights, with the show repeated on Thursdays on ABC2 at 8pm. The previous year's season was repeated every Friday at 2:30 pm on ABC1. Repeats of the show screen nightly at 7:30 on ABC Comedy. It was filmed at ABC Melbourne's studios in Gordon Street, Elsternwick. The program has won three Logie Awards and numerous nominations. In August 2019, it was announced that the series will return with the original hosts for a four-episode reboot in November 2019 and continuing in 2020.

South Australia

SASouth AustralianSouth
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983482 km2, it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.