FILM REVIEW: THE LAST LAUGH

  Everybody has their own line with respect to what they consider funny versus what is taboo. For some people there is no topic or thing that is off limits while others believe that some subjects – irrespective of the quality of the joke –are in poor taste. The Last Laugh is a documentary that…

DVD REVIEW: SGT. BILKO

  Sgt. Bilko is a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. This comedy farce is a remake of a sitcom from the 1950s called The Phil Silvers Show. In the movie version, Steve Martin acts as a frantic and crafty Sgt. Bilko (a character not too far removed from his one in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)…

COMEDY REVIEW: THE DOUG ANTHONY ALLSTARS @ ENMORE THEATRE (15.05.2016)

  If you assumed The Doug Anthony Allstars would mellow due to the passing of time, you were wrong. Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott were sans nice guy Richard Fidler for their comeback show at the Enmore Theatre, but this just made the performance more sharp-tongued and edgy as ever, as they provided an evening…

COMEDY REVIEW: STEPHEN K AMOS @ ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY (06.05.2016)

  Stephen K Amos knows Australians. The English comedian has been visiting our fine country for over a decade and he even has the nasally accent down pat. His show at the Enmore Theatre for the Sydney Comedy Festival was a rather clever look at life both in general as well as different observations and…

INTERVIEW: COMEDIAN STEPHEN K AMOS

  Stephen K Amos is no stranger to Australian audiences. The English comedian has been visiting our shores for ten years and has made us laugh with his funny anecdotes and observations. The author of the hilarious autobiography, I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey, has just completed a run of shows for…

DVD REVIEW: THE TWO RONNIES – THE PICNIC & BY THE SEA

  From 1971 to 1987 two English comedians called The Two Ronnies were adored by fans. They would produce 12 TV series as well as various specials. Two of the latter include tributes that the comedians made to silent films. The Picnic and By the Sea have not been available as a stand-alone DVD release until now…

FILM REVIEW: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

  Before the National Lampoon lent their name to some terrible straight-to-video films they were ground-breaking. This comedy institution started as a spin-off magazine; graduated to books, radio and stage revues; and eventually yielded cult comedy films worthy of inclusion in Hollywood. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a funny…

DVD REVIEW: SCOTT DOOLEY – DEBUT

  Scott Dooley’s Debut is a “Stand-up comedy film”. It’s not strictly a recorded version of his live show nor is it an in-depth documentary of his travels. In Debut Dools offers us an account of his life spent on the road, performing stand-up and doing promo spots and above all, making people laugh. Dools’…