Category: News

Sep 16

Tony’s new book

Tony Martin of Late Show fame has a new book coming out. Called Lolly Scramble, it’s available for purchase on 1 October. The blurb on the Pan MacMillan website reads: Comedian Tony Martin has strip-mined his often unremarkable life to tell sixteen small tales fraught with laughter and detail. Choosing to ignore his many dubious achievements in the …

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Sep 09

Late Show marathons

Hey, who’s having a Late Show marathon? If you end up having a party at home, or just watch them marathon-style by yourself like a sad git, we want to hear all your stories, and see all your pictures! Email them to kimgilmour (at) gmail.com or link to them on the forum. September 9, 2005

Aug 04

Late Show Wikipedia Entry

Link of the day: There’s a Wikipedia entry on The Late Show, and of course, as it’s a Wiki, you can go in and edit or add to it! For example, I’ve gone in and added this excellent site to the end of their entry.

Aug 02

Job Warehouse

The end of an era! Job Warehouse, as featured on The Late Show, is going outta business.   Thanks to RD McPhee for the pic! (Click to see a larger version.) And here’s the floral clock… .as referred to in Mick and Tony’s Madonna Sex book routine.

May 26

Late Show TV Week Ad

In 1993, The Late Show’s return was advertised in TV Week. For twelve years I had this ad on my door, yellowing with age and torn at the edges. The wonders of digital technology (and, again, I have Ben to thank for this) mean that the ad is now ‘remastered’ and looks just as it did in …

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May 18

Molvanie! The Dutch version

Whilst in Amsterdam last weekend I stumbled across Working Dog’s Molvania, ‘a land untouched by modern dentistry’, translated in Dutch! Which is: ‘Molvanie: Een land gevrijwaard van moderne tandheelkunde.’ Ironically, some of my relatives who live in Holland are dentists, so they might be interested in rejuvenating Molvanie.  

Mar 01

Early reviews of The Late Show – 1992

Remember on The Late Show Champagne Edition DVD Tony mentions just how crap the early reviews of TLS really were? Take a trip down memory lane with this link to some early news stories.

Feb 21

Welcome to the new Late Show site

Welcome to Champagne Comedy: The Late Show fan pages. Remember the zany Australian comedy series which aired at 10pm on Saturday nights during 1992-1993? Well, this is the website dedicated to reliving the classic moments of the series! We’ll have scripts, analyses, a discussion forum, news updates, clips, quotes from old news articles, photographs, episode exchanges …

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