Feb 17

When Farnham and The D-Gen pairing ‘seemed like a good idea at the time’

2018 marks 25 years since the Australian King of Pop John Farnham released the studio album Then Again…

“Big whoop!” I hear you say – but what makes this album special, is mainly a single from the album Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time), which reached number 16 on the ARIA Charts.

“What’s your point?” You also are probably yelling – what makes this song so special, is that the video clip features the 1993 cast of The D-Generation, creating schenanigans for Farnham when he asks them for music video advice.

Cue in Santo Cilauro and his grandfather Nonno telling him to have a piano accordion, Tom Gleisner promoting the usage of a smoke machine, Jason Stephens flogging false moustaches, Tony Martin and Mick Molloy going all ‘Billy Ray Cyrus’, Molloy separately trying to squeeze in monster trucks, Jane Kennedy suggesting gratuitious violence, Rob Sitch’s obsession with the Lambada, and Judith Lucy caring for the make-up.

You can purchase the video through iTunes here.

Dovetail: Not to forget, Farnham did help out with a Commercial Crimestoppers segment too:

Dec 31

Happy New Year

On behalf of admin Kim, myself and a whole bunch of dedicated visitors, we just want to wish you all a happy and healthy new year for 2018.

A big thanks to the D-Generation / Working Dog team who just keep making the greatest comedy to share the laughs.

2017 has been a pretty good year for content. From –

What else could we ask for?

See you in 2018!

Nov 23

Childproof – The Podcast now live

The latest offering from everyone’s favourite ‘… For Dummies’ stand-in is now available, after much sizzle.

From the pen of Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell comes Childproof – The Podcast.

Childproof is an unproduced TV sitcom written by Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell. It was performed live at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe by Tony Martin, Geraldine Quinn and Lachy Hulme, alongside a gaggle of guests, and then released as a podcast.

It concerns those controversial types, the ‘childfree by choice’. They’ve been called ‘selfish’, ‘immature’, ‘unfulfilled’ and even ‘unAustralian’ – by their own families! Out of step with a world that exalts the traditional family unit above all else, Ian and Jennifer are also battling extinction in their workplaces – commercial radio and book publishing.

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in September 2017,  Childproof stars Geraldine QuinnLachy Hulme, Roz Hammond, Damian Cowell, Andrew McClelland and many more. The six episode series has been produced by Bad Producer Productions and Matty “Pots N Pans” Dower.

As of Thursday morning 23rd November 2017 at 12:01am, the first two episodes have now become available for your audio players.

Subscribe for free on iTunes, or visit childproofpodcast.com to listen and ogle at the imagery.

Nov 15

The Campaign now on iTunes

The year was 1996 – the year of the Paul Keating /  John Howard election. It was a make-or-break election as Australia had been governed by the Labor Party since 1981 with Hawke-Keating. The Coalition was nibbling at the heels, with the threat of John Howard ready to rule the roost. Things were heating up and Parliament House was turning into a sauna.

So Santo Cilauro grabbed his camera and drove up the road from Melbourne, to Australia’s famous round-about to document it all – The Campaign.

Digital cameras are considered a luxury and mobile phones still have antennas. There is no social media. Google is a PhD research project. YouTube and Facebook are a decade away. So how different were election campaigns back…

Not much of Cilauro’s documentary has seen the light of day, until now – where it now has been officially released on iTunes to rent or buy.

So do yourself a favour and check out this magnificent time capsule of Australian politics in the mid 1990s now.

Nov 09

HYBPA? and Russell Coight Return in 2018

Good news everyone!

Australia’s favourite game show Have You Been Paying Attention? and Australia’s favourite outback larrikin Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures are returning to Channel 10 in 2018.

Though nothing new since the original announcement at Channel 10’s Upfronts in late 2016, Russell Coight (played by Glenn Robbins) was meant to return in 2017, but production delays held the release date back. This has been shown when Robbins would appear in episodes of HYBPA?  with a decent amount of stubble on his face – a la Coight – and quizmaster Tom Gleisner disappearing for a few episodes as well for filming. But now, at Channel 10’s 2018 Upfronts,  the long awaited new season of All Aussie Adventures will see the light of day next year.

Pang, Gleisner, Logie, Kavalee.

Speaking of HYBPA?, the multi Logie award winning quiz show with regulars Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang alongside Gleisner, are returning for a new season in 2018.

While you wait, catch up on the Coight by getting Season One and Two, plus telemovie, on DVD at any good retailers, or purchase through iTunes.

All Aussie Adventures Series 1TV
All Aussie Adventures Series 2TV

The audio podcasts of HYBPA? are available on iTunes, and catch up on previous episodes via TenPlay.

Oct 24

Santo, Sam and Ed’s Total Football Podcast returns for new season

After a visual experiment earlier this year via ABC iView, the new season of Santo Sam and Ed’s Total Football Podcast returns in audio form for 2017, as of today.

So if you love your football / soccer, or you just love a great laugh and pretend you have an interest in the round ball, hit subscribe now or visit the official site for updates.

Oct 23

Tony Martin at Hightail

Melbournites, clear your Halloween plans.

Comedy at Hightail Docklands is about to launch (just at the end of Collins St), with some great comedy legends, such as “Let’s StartleBob Franklin, Utopia‘s Celia Pacquola, and many more.

Tony Martin is appearing Tuesday 31st October, 2017 – so grab your tickets via https://hightail.eventbrite.com.au – Tell ’em Geoff & Terry Bailey sent you using the promo code: 8CENTS

If you attend the event, shoot us a review.

Check out Hightail Bar as well, for other functions and events: https://www.hightail.bar/

Sep 12

Tony Martin’s Deadly Kerfuffle novel front cover

Wwwwwhat’s all this about?

Here is the front cover design of Tony Martin‘s first novel (fourth book) Deadly Kerfuffle.

It’s 2006, and terror scaremongering in the media has rattled the residents of sleepy, suburban Dunlop Crescent. When a Maori family moves into number 14, the local cranks assume they are Middle Eastern terrorists hell-bent on destroying the Australian way of life. Rumour has it that they plan to turn their house to face Mecca.

This sets off an extraordinary chain of events that embroils the entire neighbourhood as well as cynical media figures, bumbling anti-terrorist police, and a gang of white supremacists with a radical plan to wake up the country and ‘preserve Australian values’. At the centre of it all is Gordon, a retired widower, who just wants a bit of peace and quiet.

Deadly Kerfuffle is a smart, riveting and incredibly funny novel inspired by actual letters to the editor in a local newspaper. Through biting satire and a cast of unforgettable characters, it’s an insight into the kind of paranoia that could only ever blossom in the quietest and safest of places.

Deadly Kerfuffle will be available at all good book stores from October 31, 2017.

In the meantime, you can find Martin’s previous books:

Aug 14

Tony Martin’s podcast is Childproof

2017 is a busy year for Tony Martin.

When he’s not appearing in Ed Kavalee‘s T.E.A.M. Effort podcast, or popping up for a 10 minute filler on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny breakfast show, or threatening some deadly kerfuffle with his first novel Deadly Kerfuffle in November, he’s been working hard on a new premise.

CHILDPROOF is one of a few TV sitcom pitches that Martin has written, which unfortunately has not received any takers in the industry to transform to our flat screens. Co-written with Sarina Rowell, CHILDPROOF covers the topic of people who choose not to have children. But due to that Martin has been told that the sitcom is ‘too niche’, he has decided to adapt his work into a podcast.

Martin appeared on Studio 10 on Monday to discuss more.

Co-starring Geraldine Quinn, CHILDPROOF will be recorded live in front of a live audience at the Melbourne Fringe Festival September 20 – 22. CHILDPROOF will be a 6 episode series and will be available as a podcast for free. You want to experience the recording in person, you can purchase tickets now.

Without a doubt, we will provide a link when the podcast is available.

Aug 03

Scumbus movie now available

Credit: http://stefanduscio.com/scumbus.html

Fans of the engorged man-brute rejoice.

If you missed out on the repeated screenings late night on Channel 10 over the last few years, Working Dog alumni Ed Kavalee‘s 2012 film Scumbus is now available online for free.

Starring Kavalee, Toby Truslove, Tony Martin, Lachy Hulme, Peter Helliar, Glenn Robbins, Ash Williams and many more, we follow the life of two police Constables who have been downgraded to maintain the scumbus, after they crashed their police car.

You may have to click through to YouTube to view the movie.