Tag: 20 Years

20 Year Anniversary of Martin/Molloy

We celebrate 20 years since the first broadcast of Australia’s favourite radio nutbags!

Remembering: The ACTUAL Show itself: Tom and Santo Speak

Continuing the celebration of The Late Show and its 20 year anniversary (which has been a week past since time of publish) we have a zinger for you. For the next installment of the ‘Remembering” series, two of The Late Show and Working Dog cast members – Tom Gleisner and Santo Cilauro, took time out of their extremely …

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Happy 20th Anniversary, The Late Show!

20 years ago today, “Generation X”ers (and a few older “Generation Y”ers) were about to embark on a new form of Australian comedy. Channel 7 sketch comedy show Fast Forward was the talk of the town, into their 4th season, but was nearing the end of its life cycle. Where will Australia turn to for laugh-a-minute …

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Remembering: The Pissweak Kids (with bonus interview)

Over the two years of The Late Show, there were various sketches starring children ranging from 8 – 14.  They eventually became known and credited as The Pissweak Kids. What originally began as sketches from The D-Generation in 1986 – 1987 as Tommy Cravat Jnr promoting pissweak theme parks, the idea was rejuvenated for The Late Show, …

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Remembering: Impressions of Rob Sitch

Over the two seasons, Rob Sitch has played many characters, such as Graham from Graham & The Colonel, the egotistical chauvinistic character in the dinner party sketches, Gavin Oz from The Oz Brothers and more. But he’s well-known (and stated by Santo Cilauro on the show) that he is the master of disguises. His first impression …

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Remembering: Music Video Parodies

Nearly every sketch comedy show – without fail – create their own song parodies. Most of the piss-takes are around songs or artists which are popular at the time. Sometimes the parody songs are that funny and entertaining, they can out-do the actual song. Even to the point that when you hear the original, you …

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Remembering: Piffy The Bell Ringer (with bonus interview)

Throughout the 2 seasons of The Late Show, a segment called Toilet Break would be played, around 3/5 of the way into the show. Season 1 played excerpts from The Saturday Show from the late 70s to early 80s, and Season 2 were highlights from the 80s talent show Pot Luck, hosted by Ernie Sigley and judge Bernard …

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Remembering: Musical Finale

Pete “Aerosmith” Smith Season Two. At the end of each episode of 1993, Tony Martin would introduce a musical finale to play over the end of the credits. It was usually a large, well known artist or band that was requested. Tony would rely on his partner-in-crime Mick Molloy to chase down the talent to do their …

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Remembering: Paradise Beach

Part two of our irregular “Remembering” theme to mark 20 years since The Late Show, does anyone remember the epicly popular (and that term is used loosely) Channel 9 soap drama Paradise Beach from 1993? Maybe this is a refresher… dare you to watch as much of it as you can. ..or, you can watch the 2 …

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Remembering: Super Challenge

This year marks 20 years since The Late Show was broadcasted on our analogue TVs  Saturday nights at 10pm (July, 1992) and using our 8 & 1/2 cents a day very wisely. Every fortnight, we’ll try and post a reminder about various segments spanning over the two years of this classic series in which this website is …

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