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Aug 05

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]

Jul 07

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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Jun 25

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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Apr 15

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]

Apr 15

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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Feb 12

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!

Jan 04

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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Dec 17

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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Nov 23

Get This farewell party – photos

Thanks to menagers on the members’ forum for the first-hand pics of the Get This Farewell party at Dick Liquor! Details to follow… or why not join the forum and tell us your own stories?

Nov 22

London Rally mentioned on Get This!

On Tony’s penultimate show today, he very kindly played a couple of minutes of footage from the Save Get This London Rally that happened last weekend. Woohoo! It’s only taken fifteen years to get any sort of feedback from the Tonester.