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Santo Cilauro, 1994 Frontline interview

25 years ago, Santo Cilauro was interviewed on Triple J show Hard Coffee about the hit satirical show Frontline, then in its first season. Champagne Comedy recently unearthed an audio recording of this at the bottom of a cupboard, recorded towards the end of the season. Santo not only played the weatherman Geoff on Frontline, …

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The 90s: what a time to be alive

Were you obsessed with The Late Show in the 90s? Depending on how old you were, you either stayed up and watched it, or watched it before you went out on a Saturday night. I was old enough for its M rating, but still in high school. So, when I wasn’t re-watching the tapes throughout …

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Remembering Richard Marsland

Today marks ten years since the death of radio personality Richard Marsland, aged just 32. Richard was an instrumental part of the Get This show. Tributes and memories are flooding in today as people remember Richard and the impact he had on their lives using the hashtag #ImRichard. Here are just a small selection of …

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The Late Show obsession

Anyone who watched The Late Show in their youth — and particularly if you were aged around 14 to 17  — may remember how it was a major talking point at school on Monday mornings. Episodes were dissected, knowing looks were exchanged when you heard the year 12s singing Ouchy Wouchy Heart in the quadrangle, …

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Panasonic barcodes: saving your Saturdays

Were you out of the house on the night of Saturday, October 3, 1992? (Why weren’t you home watching The Late Show!) Those with the latest Panasonic VCRs needn’t have worried. In the late 80s and early 90s, programming your VCR could prove to be quite a hassle, Panasonic claimed. That’s why it really pushed …

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Flashback: TV Hits Readers’ Poll, March 1994

Ah, the mid-90s. When penpals were still a thing, everyone under 20 knew who Colour Me Badd was and Bruce Samazan had not yet entered the world of real estate. Oh, and there was one other Australian ’90s phenomenon: The Late Show. Indeed, after two successful seasons, the ABC sketch comedy show had become so …

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Temporary forum downtime UPDATE: Forum is back!

UPDATE: Forum is back! Thanks for your patience! Hi everyone. A quick news update. The forum is down temporarily due to a security precaution, but hopefully it will be up again in the coming days. In the meantime, continue to enjoy the shenanigans on the Facebook / Twitter page, and sorry about the inconvenience!

Happy Barcelona Olympics!

Champagne Comedy is wishing you all a great Barcelona Olympics ! We really hope that our bid for Sydney 2000 is a success… with no silly air jumps. Go, “Syd-en-ee”![rating=null]

Review: Tony Martin at the Sydney Comedy Festival

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Tony Martin The Factory Theatre, Marrickville Friday 13 May 2016 “Who’s on stage again?” asked a female two seats down from me. “Tony Martin,” her plus-one hissed back as the lights went down. I was, of course, aghast. Who doesn’t know who Tony is, I thought. Was Tony’s show so unpopular that they were giving …

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Review: Who Weekly Best & Worst Dressed 1992

It was November 1992. Somewhere in between Bill Clinton being voted 42nd president of the United States and the Church of England allowing women to become priests, a copy of Australian “newsy tabloid” Who Weekly would have arrived at The Late Show headquarters. Poking fun at celebrities was what The Late Show cast did well, …

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