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Richard Marsland – charity donations

Thanks to Baudrillard and pixpix for organising this. “IN ARMITAGE SHANKS WE TRUST – DONATE TO BEYOND BLUE If you would like to make a donation to Beyond Blue in Richard’s memory go to: www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=104.888 The staff at Beyond Blue are Marsland fans & happy to help out. Send them an email, with the subject line “In Armitage Shanks We …

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Richard Marsland dies

Tributes are flooding in for Richard Marsland, the radio anchor best known for his work on Tony Martin’s former radio show, Get This. Marsland was found dead today aged just 32. Austereo Melbourne general manager Ben Amarfio expressed the station’s sadness at losing a talented and popular member of the Triple M team.“Everyone he worked …

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Olympic fever nostalgia!

As the Beijing Olympics draws near, how about a trip down memory lane? Remember when The Late Show went to Sydney and Mick and Tony asked people about the Sydney 2000 Olympics win? [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrK2dO8NO2s[/tube]

More on The Hollowmen!

From the article Sitch In Time: “As far as I can tell, Tony [Rob Sitch] is a variation on Frontline’s Mike Moore, his prevailing characteristic the same gormless naivety, his life a series of defeats, humiliations, pratfalls and disasters. He suggests that everything in his world is under control and yet also about to go hideously …

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Late Show cast in new political series

Some of the old Late Show cast is working on a new political satire/drama, The Hollowmen, to air on the ABC on July 9. Working Dog, the production company co-founded by Late Show alumni including Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner, began taping the new show recently. The Hollowmen is thought to be named after TS Eliot’s famous poem …

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Sandhurst Machinery revisited

Thanks to Lucas Buck Sherrif for sending in this photograph, taken a couple of months ago, of the famous Sandhurst Machinery toolshop! “Notice the lack of signage,” he points out. “Certainly no ‘As seen on The Late Show’ banners happening…” For those of you who have no idea, here’s the appropriate clip: [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_cGcLk0KPU[/tube]

Jane Kennedy flashes back to 1992

Thanks to menagers for scanning the magazine article 13 schoolyards pointed out featuring Jane Kennedy, former Late Show cast member, looking back on the good old year of 1992. “When I see this photo, which also shows I clearly didn’t know you could get your eyebrows shaped, I have to wonder why I was wearing …

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Archibald painting of Santo is finished

Daniel Sanger has painted Santo Cilauro as his Late Show character “Santo the Magnificent” for the famous Archibald Prize portrait competition. The painting is finished and Santo really liked it. Here he is, posing in front of the masterpiece. What a good sport. Check out Daniel’s blog about the painting and how it progressed!

Santo the Magnificent for Archibald Prize!

Late Show fan Daniel Sanger is painting Santo Cilauro as his famous Santo the Magnificent character and entering the creation in the (even more) famous Archibald Prize portrait competition! Santo told The Daily Telegraph: “It’s so surreal, it’s ridiculous. The artist, as a kid, was obsessed with (the ABC comedy) The Late Show and wanted to paint …

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Merry Christmas Champagne Comedy fans!

To everyone who has supported this site by visiting the forums and participating in the brilliant discussion, we salute you! 2007 has been the biggest year for the Champagne Comedy site and its illustrious forums. Let me give you a small sampling of highlights from the website and the D-Generation world: In the members’ only forum, …

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