HYBPA? and Russell Coight Return in 2018

Good news everyone!

Australia’s favourite game show Have You Been Paying Attention? and Australia’s favourite outback larrikin Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures are returning to Channel 10 in 2018.

Though nothing new since the original announcement at Channel 10’s Upfronts in late 2016, Russell Coight (played by Glenn Robbins) was meant to return in 2017, but production delays held the release date back. This has been shown when Robbins would appear in episodes of HYBPA?  with a decent amount of stubble on his face – a la Coight – and quizmaster Tom Gleisner disappearing for a few episodes as well for filming. But now, at Channel 10’s 2018 Upfronts,  the long awaited new season of All Aussie Adventures will see the light of day next year.

Pang, Gleisner, Logie, Kavalee.

Speaking of HYBPA?, the multi Logie award winning quiz show with regulars Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang alongside Gleisner, are returning for a new season in 2018.

While you wait, catch up on the Coight by getting Season One and Two, plus telemovie, on DVD at any good retailers, or purchase through iTunes.

All Aussie Adventures Series 1TV
All Aussie Adventures Series 2TV

The audio podcasts of HYBPA? are available on iTunes, and catch up on previous episodes via TenPlay.

Santo, Sam and Ed’s Total Football Podcast returns for new season

After a visual experiment earlier this year via ABC iView, the new season of Santo Sam and Ed’s Total Football Podcast returns in audio form for 2017, as of today.

So if you love your football / soccer, or you just love a great laugh and pretend you have an interest in the round ball, hit subscribe now or visit the official site for updates.

Tony Martin at Hightail

Melbournites, clear your Halloween plans.

Comedy at Hightail Docklands is about to launch (just at the end of Collins St), with some great comedy legends, such as “Let’s StartleBob Franklin, Utopia‘s Celia Pacquola, and many more.

Tony Martin is appearing Tuesday 31st October, 2017 – so grab your tickets via https://hightail.eventbrite.com.au – Tell ’em Geoff & Terry Bailey sent you using the promo code: 8CENTS

If you attend the event, shoot us a review.

Check out Hightail Bar as well, for other functions and events: https://www.hightail.bar/

Tony Martin’s Deadly Kerfuffle novel front cover

Wwwwwhat’s all this about?

Here is the front cover design of Tony Martin‘s first novel (fourth book) Deadly Kerfuffle.

It’s 2006, and terror scaremongering in the media has rattled the residents of sleepy, suburban Dunlop Crescent. When a Maori family moves into number 14, the local cranks assume they are Middle Eastern terrorists hell-bent on destroying the Australian way of life. Rumour has it that they plan to turn their house to face Mecca.

This sets off an extraordinary chain of events that embroils the entire neighbourhood as well as cynical media figures, bumbling anti-terrorist police, and a gang of white supremacists with a radical plan to wake up the country and ‘preserve Australian values’. At the centre of it all is Gordon, a retired widower, who just wants a bit of peace and quiet.

Deadly Kerfuffle is a smart, riveting and incredibly funny novel inspired by actual letters to the editor in a local newspaper. Through biting satire and a cast of unforgettable characters, it’s an insight into the kind of paranoia that could only ever blossom in the quietest and safest of places.

Deadly Kerfuffle will be available at all good book stores from October 31, 2017.

In the meantime, you can find Martin’s previous books:

Tony Martin’s podcast is Childproof

2017 is a busy year for Tony Martin.

When he’s not appearing in Ed Kavalee‘s T.E.A.M. Effort podcast, or popping up for a 10 minute filler on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny breakfast show, or threatening some deadly kerfuffle with his first novel Deadly Kerfuffle in November, he’s been working hard on a new premise.

CHILDPROOF is one of a few TV sitcom pitches that Martin has written, which unfortunately has not received any takers in the industry to transform to our flat screens. Co-written with Sarina Rowell, CHILDPROOF covers the topic of people who choose not to have children. But due to that Martin has been told that the sitcom is ‘too niche’, he has decided to adapt his work into a podcast.

Martin appeared on Studio 10 on Monday to discuss more.

Co-starring Geraldine Quinn, CHILDPROOF will be recorded live in front of a live audience at the Melbourne Fringe Festival September 20 – 22. CHILDPROOF will be a 6 episode series and will be available as a podcast for free. You want to experience the recording in person, you can purchase tickets now.

Without a doubt, we will provide a link when the podcast is available.

Scumbus movie now available

Credit: http://stefanduscio.com/scumbus.html

Fans of the engorged man-brute rejoice.

If you missed out on the repeated screenings late night on Channel 10 over the last few years, Working Dog alumni Ed Kavalee‘s 2012 film Scumbus is now available online for free.

Starring Kavalee, Toby Truslove, Tony Martin, Lachy Hulme, Peter Helliar, Glenn Robbins, Ash Williams and many more, we follow the life of two police Constables who have been downgraded to maintain the scumbus, after they crashed their police car.

You may have to click through to YouTube to view the movie.

 

Molloy and Kennedy for the drive home in 2018

We’re half way through 2017, and we already have good news for 2018.

Current Triple M Melbourne breakfast personality Mick Molloy is teaming up with The Late Show family friend Jane Kennedy to drive you home on Triple M.

Longtime friends and comedy colleagues Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy are joining forces to drive Australia home in 2018 across the Triple M Network.

Molloy, from the legendary Martin/Molloy to the No.1 Daytime show Tough Love, has spent the last 7 years on Melbourne’s #1 FM Breakfast show, The Hot Breakfast. Mick says:

“I can’t wait to get back to my natural habitat on the drive shift. I imagine the show will be a lot like my usual conversations with Jane minus a couple of good bottles of vino”.

Jane Kennedy began her career in radio and appeared with Mick on Triple M on the ground-breaking breakfast show The D-Generation. They both went on to write and perform together with the team from the ABC TV classic The Late Show. Jane says:

I’m rapt to be working with Mick again and I can’t think of anyone better to do Drive with. Plus Micky’s usual excuse of sleeping through the alarm won’t wash anymore!

Triple M’s first completely national drive time offering will commence on air in Melbourne in October, followed by Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and over 30 other markets in January.

“It’s so cool to have these two exceptional performers on Triple M Drive” said Triple M Head of Content, Mike Fitzpatrick.

The stations where we already have local drive shows will now be followed each day by Mick and Jane, giving the Triple M Network a truly national drive footprint”.

Mick and Jane will be an irresistible force delivering a fun and entertaining show that will appeal to audiences right across the country.

A new co-host for Triple M’s Hot Breakfast will be announced soon.

Stay tuned to your radio… you’ve been warned.

For now, enjoy this classic Kennedy on The Grill Team Melbourne from 1994.

Airdate: Utopia Season 3

Get ready for the mis-adventures of public service with Tony and the rest of the National Building Authority with Season Three of Utopia.

After highly successful Seasons One and Two and the script book, Australia’s favourite stress-head Government boss Tony (Rob Sitch) is again joined by Nat (Celia Pacquola), Hugh (Luke McGregor), Rhonda (Kitty Flanagan) and the rest of the NBA staff as they try to keep debacles and chaos in the public service in order.

Utopia – Season Three, returns Wednesday July 19, on your ABC.

New Tony Martin Book On The Way

A new stocking stuffer is on the way for Christmas 2017.

Tony Martin. (The Soap Actor, Cyclist, Crooner, and Escape Artist not pictured)

Everyone’s favourite Andrew Denton impersonator Tony Martin has been hard at work, scribbling away in between stage performances with the dude from TISM and appearing on Nova100, and managed to finish a book.

Martin has taken to Twitter to express his satisfaction that his 4th book / 1st novel Deadly Kerfuffle will be published by Affirm Press for late 2017.

https://twitter.com/mrtonymartin/status/869815855357415425

 

What? FOURTH book? If you aren’t up to date with his writings, his first two books Lolly Scramble and A Nest Of Occasionals were cosy memoirs, while eBook Scarcely Relevant was a summary of articles he’d written for his now defunct site The Scrivener’s Fancy.

Stay tuned to this site for more information as it comes, as well as Affirm Press.

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!

Tommy G at the News Desk