Now on Your Streaming Service

Too lazy to put your DVD into the player to watch a movie? Let a streaming service do it for you.

Some of your favourite films are now available to stream on Netflix and Stan (and earn the creators a few coffees in royalty cheques).

Some of these links are Netflix below because Stan won’t allow linkage if you’re not signed up, so just search for them if you’re a subscriber.

Crackerjack (2002)

Bad Eggs (2003)

Boy Town (2006)

Also on OzFlix – which is an individual rental service:

But as always – buy the DVDs. The streaming services don’t store these things forever.

Martin and Molloy Sizzle

If you were tuning in to Mick Molloy‘s radio show Molloy on the Triple M Network, you may have noticed a familiar voice pop-up.

Molloy’s ol’ sparring partner Tony Martin.

It’s finally happened… in a way.

As part of a standard promotional thingy that Martin’s SIZZLETOWN podcast has returned with new episodes (and a new sponsor), Molloy listeners copped a taste of the sizzle, that is.

If you want to hear it, click this link and skip to 56 minutes and 20 seconds in.

Do yourself a favour too, sign up to the SIZZLETOWN newsletter and grab yourself some coffee beans.

A friendly reminder:

 

Kennedy/Molloy now minus Kennedy

Jane Kennedy – one half of the named Triple M drive show Kennedy/Molloy with Mick Molloy, has stepped away from the microphone, in lead up to the return of the show in 2021.

According to radio industry news site RadioInfo, Kennedy is stepping away from her drive-time duties to concentrate on her family, with her teenage children growing up ever so quickly in front of her eyes, while juggling a national drive show.

To partially quote Kennedy:

“This year marks my third VCE/HSC student in a row and I think most parents will understand what that means, particularly during a COVID lockdown bubble. I tried to make both work but it’s just become too hard to keep that balance in check so I’m waving the white flag.”

Which means Molloy is now flying “solo” (alongside show anchor ‘Dangerous’ Dave Williams,  and the ideas-shower / blue-sky session has now come up with the new drive title: Molloy.

Molloy will be on Triple M drive from 4pm weekdays – depending on which Triple M station you listen to nationwide.

National Anthem comes full circle

First of all, Happy New Year! May 2021 be a great one for you.

Second of all, January 1st, 2021 also marks a milestone, where the Australian National Anthem has been altered. You can read the full story here.

Third of all, it’s given us an excuse to dust off a 1992 segment of The Late Show street interview with Mick and Tony asking the general public if they knew the lyrics to the national anthem.

One day the flag of a bum with a fist coming out of it will become a reality… as well as wearing tight Lee jeans.

Martin/Molloy in NFSA’s “Sounds of Australia”

Mick Molloy (R) and Tony Martin (L)

A big congratulations to Tony Martin and Mick Molloy becoming more embedded into Australian culture than ever before, thanks to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, and the reporting from RadioInfo.

Back in 2013, Martin donated his Martin/Molloy collection for preservation for generations to come. Fast forward to 2020, the iconic drive time radio show that ran on SCA’s (formerly Austereo) Today Network from 1995 to 1998 has now become part of the NFSA’s “Sounds of Australia” collection.

The example snippet provided is Mick’s “Celebrity Corner”, with Martin impersonating then Prime Minister John Howard, talking to Molloy and comparing the show with John Laws’ programme.

What’s even more amusing with being an entrant to the “Sounds of Australia“, is they sit along side with Silverchair – a constant running joke that Martin/Molloy had with the Newcastle band.

Check out the “Sounds of Australia” collection here.

 

‘Lolly Scramble’ Now in Audiobook

It’s the audiobook 15 years in the making.

Everyone’s favourite D-Generate NZ comedian Tony Martin has finally converted his 2005 autobiography Lolly Scramble into audiobook form.

Need a refresher? Here’s a Pan MacMillan blurb below:

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 world of Australian show business (Martin/Molloy, The Late Show, a short-lived but torrid affair with Sharon on Kath & Kim), New Zealand-born Martin instead recalls dozens of tiny life-changing moments that, frankly, could have happened to anybody.

In a damning personal testimony spanning nearly forty years on both sides of the Tasman, Martin wreaks havoc as an apprentice props man in amateur theatre, attempts to corrupt his school’s ‘weird religious kid’, tries vainly to seduce an unwilling babysitter, turns an entire tour bus against him, battles an addiction to Donkey Kong, seeks to master the art of ‘kerning’ under the tutelage of a tyrannical Geordie, and is forced to donate an unfeasible amount of blood in an attempt to save his own life.

Lolly Scramble is a light but flavoursome assortment from a man who appears to have learnt very little from his many mistakes. Tuck right in, but don’t eat them all at once or you’ll spoil your dinner.

All 7 hours and 53 minutes of Lolly Scramble the audio book produced by Pots N Pans Productions is available to purchase via Apple Books now, with Audible and Amazon coming soon.

From our archives, here’s a 2005 interview with Tony, chatting to Mikey Robins and Ian “Dano” Rogerson on Radio2, talking about Lolly Scramble.

Martin and Molloy Help Celebrate 40 Years of FOX FM

Celebrating their 40 year birthday, Melbourne’s FOX FM has been re-uniting past announcers and personalities across it’s broadcast history and dive deep into nostalgic territory of the radio station.

Launching 1st August 1980, many names have walked in and out the rotating door that is radio, including Tony Martin and Mick Molloy – aka Martin/Molloy, between the years of 1995 and 1998.

Skip to 24:41 to the Martin/Molloy throwback with Tony and Mick sharing their memories.

Take a step back further with the first episode below from April 17, 1995. (Note, the audio is from 2DAY FM, but Martin/Molloy broadcast from FOX FM studios).

HYBPA Returning in 2021

Pang, Gleisner, Logie, Kavalee.

2020 may be a year that’s been in the dumps, but there’s always time for good news to look forward to in regards to a new year.

Announced during 10 Upfronts 2021, a few key shows are returning to Channel 10 and their multi-channels. One of the key shows returning is Have You Been Paying Attention? – back in 2021 for its ninth season.

Continuing with Tom Gleisner as Quizmaster and Ed Kavalee and Sam Pang as regular panelists, the weekly news quiz show continues to be a ratings success for Working Dog and Channel 10, often winning the Monday night time slot (and winning Logies along the way).

Being the ninth season, HYBPA? continues to be the longest running TV production that the Working Dog team have created, with The Panel running for 7 seasons. The Panel, however, created 237 episodes, while HYBPA? has churned out just over 200 episodes presently. Running from the current calculations of how many episodes produced per season, Season 9 will help reach the 237 episode target, give or take.

Congratulations!

Molloy and Lucy talk Crackerjack for Victoria On Film

While the state of Victoria is in tough restrictions due to the pandemic, the State Government of Victoria has taken forms of entertainment online to show that you don’t need to physically be in-person together, to get informed.

Curating content from the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, Film Victoria, Museums Victoria, Zoos Victoria and other areas of Arts and Entertainment, the new fortnightly series Victoria On Film plans to reunite co-stars, producers and others who were involved in iconic projects which relied on the resources of Victoria.

Co-hosted by actor Shane Jacobson and ABC Radio National’s Beverley Wang, Victoria on Film reunites the stars and creators of Victorian films to share their memories of the making of.

Victoria on Film showcases the breadth of the state’s screen talent on both sides of the camera and spans its most iconic locations, from Flemington Racecourse to the Great Ocean Road and the Wimmera.

In the first episode launched Saturday September 26, Jacobson spoke to Mick Molloy and Judith Lucy – stars of Molloy’s 2002 film Crackerjack. In the 22 minute discussion, Molloy talks about how the film came about, working with John Clarke and Bill Hunter, the longetivity of the story, and Lucy expressing her love working on the project.

So dust off your DVD copy for a refresher, then follow up with the very informative Q&A.

Victoria On Film official site.

The Champagne Comedy forum is back!

The Champagne Comedy forum has been online since March 2003. While there hasn’t been much action on the boards for the last few years, if there’s anything you want to know about The Late Show, D-Generation or Working Dog, chances are it’s somewhere on there, along with a lot of banter, friendships and fun stories — particularly from the Get This era.

This is The Late Show News and heading our bulletin tonight…the Champagne Comedy Forum is back!

After a few months of being offline due to technical issues with the migration (it’s a very old forum after all) we are back! So, if you want a trip down memory lane, have a browse! Some edited highlights to start you off:

Things that make you think of The Late Show – a megathread

Things that make you think of Get This – another megathread

Favourite The Late Show quotes

Favourite The Late Show moments

Bring back The Late Show – a petition!