“Mick and myself are knackered, and it’s time for this program to have a bit of a lie-down”


A misguided production in association with half baked ideas and ill-conceived concepts proprietary limited.

On this day 20 years ago – November 23, 1998 – our favourite bunch of radio nutbags Tony Martin and Mick Molloy made the announcement that after four years of the highly successful drive show Martin/Molloy, they were pulling up stumps.

Broadcasting across this big, brown, flat, mysterious, crazy country through the 2DAY Radio Network, Molloy and Martin, alongside the support team of various producers and talent, delivered laughs and toilet humour to millions of listeners, winning ratings points, and ARIA awards for their comedy albums.

The Age – Nov 24, 1998

While their final show was December 4, 1998 (more to come in a future article), here is the November 23rd episode with the announcement that we’ve dug out of the ChampagneComedy.com fan archives, with guests Russell Gilbert and Paul Hester for your enjoyment.


The final episode is available to listen to here.


    • Scott McPhee on December 4, 2018 at 9:59 am
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    Who could forget that historic day?

    I also recall what the hosts of rival drive time radio shows had to say about the end of Martin/ Molloy after four years. Steve Price accused Mick and Tony of being lazy. To be fair, perhaps it was best that Martin/ Molloy ended when it did. Better to go out on a high, before running out of ideas, and becoming stale.

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