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A trip down memory lane: old Late Show clippings!

I have rediscovered a treasure-trove of clippings from The Late Show days, kept in a folder for 21 whole years – because that’s what 16 and 17 year olds did back then, as we didn’t have the ability to scan them and put them on the internet. (We also photocopied them at the school library, in black …

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Rob on the new Working Dog production, The Speechmaker

If you haven’t already heard, Santo, Tom and Rob have written a new satire called The Speechmaker which is making its debut on 31 May at Arts Centre, Melbourne. Do pop along if you are there! It runs until 5 July. And we’d love to hear what you thought of it by posting a review …

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Series 3 of “Have You Been Paying Attention?” starts Monday

Eurovision! The Budget! There’s simply so much news to dissect this week. Thankfully, the Working Dog team are back on our screens to help us make sense of it all. Have You Been Paying Attention? 9.30pm Monday, 19 May, Channel 10. Post by Have You Been Paying Attention?

90s hair seemed like a good idea at the time…

Wow, talk about a blast from the past. Does anyone remember this 1993 video clip of John Farnham’s Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time), featuring the Late Show cast & nonno Cilauro? (Thanks for the link, Zoë!)

The new forum is here!

Yay, we have finally shifted ten years’ worth of posts to a shiny new-look forum! It needs a facelift and a few tweaks here and there, but the content has been retained, including all your old posts, private messages and login details. Find it at www.champagnecomedy.com/newforum  www.champagnecomedy.com/forum (we’ll eventually change it back to /forum).

The Champagne Comedy forum

Regular visitors to the Champagne Comedy forum are probably noticing the database errors that show up when you try to access it. This is because our host recently upgraded the database software on our shared server (PHP), and our forum (which has not been upgraded in a while) is incompatible with it. During the “donation …

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Happy 2013 and thanks for your continued support!

A HUGE thank you to the many generous donors who are helping to keep Champagne Comedy running. Apart from the hosting costs, an upgrade of the forum is long overdue. A new forum licence costs $250, so not cheap.. but we have now raised half the money for this, which also equates to the year’s …

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What used to be on just before The Late Show?

I remember sitting through an entire episode of Birds of a Feather before The Late Show aired, aged 15/16. I meticulously set up the VHS with a blank tape, and made sure that the aerial was set up correctly to avoid any interference. The remote control was in hand, ready for me to hit record …

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Hello world!

We have upgraded Champagne Comedy!!! Woohoo! Please visit the (still active) forum while we reconstruct….

Office Christmas Party – from the archives

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