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Flashback: Best Bits of The Late Show Vol. 3 review

The Late Show

The August 3 1994 issue of Smash Hits magazine is choc-full of retro references including East 17, Lois & Clark, Reality Bites and more, but there’s also this gem: a review of The Late Show Best Bits Vol. 3! “You’ll need your sides sewn up from all the laughter!” On page 12, you can also …

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From the archives: Jokers get smart

More gold from the archives! The ageless Jane Kennedy featured as a contestant on Sale of the Century with other funny people from the 1990s including Marg Downey and Andrew Denton, and here’s an article all about it from one of the Sunday TV listing guides.

Santo Cilauro’s Auto-biography

Behold! Another clipping! Back in 1993, Santo Cilauro posed with his beloved 1987 Alfa Romeo 33 Boxer for The Australian Magazine (here’s the PDF). “This car’s always full of junk,” he apologises, “because we film so many things ourselves on The Late Show. There’s an old street directory, for instance, that’s lost its middle pages. …

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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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