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Generic Antipodean comedy thread

Started by Famous Mortimer, February 23, 2023, 02:22:23 PM

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samadriel

It was okay, quite a few good laughs,  but yeah, like yardie said, the format is weak, and the way the cast railroad the guests into the next "finish this line" bit rather than at least adjusting their own lines a little to follow on from the improv was annoying. The show needed people who would really trample the cast and wrench the show off the rails, and while he wasn't the only good guest,  Ross Noble was the only one who really smashed the state and made you wonder where a scenario could go.

Famous Mortimer

New "Hard Quiz" (well, two days ago, but still).

It's such a simple format, I'm surprised it's not been sold. A smart, quick on their feet comedian, a bunch of researchers, one set.

13 schoolyards

Not sure about "quick on their feet" - someone who was at a taping said that Gleeson is actually pretty reserved on the day in front of contestants and a lot of the quips are added later.

Famous Mortimer

Quote from: 13 schoolyards on February 09, 2024, 09:30:16 AMNot sure about "quick on their feet" - someone who was at a taping said that Gleeson is actually pretty reserved on the day in front of contestants and a lot of the quips are added later.
Blimey! The editors are very good, then.

13 schoolyards

They didn't specify how much editing must be going on (though they said the difference between what they saw and the finished product was a bit jarring) - I'm guessing Gleeson must make some kind of comment at the time and possibly they edit in a snappier one afterwards.

It sounded like a lot of the harsher insults might have gone in later, which makes sense - even with the format being extremely well known, there'd have to be people appearing on the show who might take offense if an insult hit them the wrong way

TheMonk

Quote from: 13 schoolyards on February 10, 2024, 06:11:42 AMThey didn't specify how much editing must be going on (though they said the difference between what they saw and the finished product was a bit jarring) - I'm guessing Gleeson must make some kind of comment at the time and possibly they edit in a snappier one afterwards.

It sounded like a lot of the harsher insults might have gone in later, which makes sense - even with the format being extremely well known, there'd have to be people appearing on the show who might take offense if an insult hit them the wrong way
Nah not buying it. They've just tightened it up like they used to with Good News Week.

13 schoolyards

Quote from: TheMonk on February 10, 2024, 07:08:48 AMNah not buying it. They've just tightened it up like they used to with Good News Week.

Might be up for interpretation but they sounded pretty definite that the gags came later - seems Gleeson isn't great at reading out the questions (he stumbles over the words a bit) either so a lot of that stuff was re-shot later too

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The Lurker

I've seen Gleeson at a filming of Taskmaster Australia and I would say he was pretty quick on his feet

Famous Mortimer

A full hour of Guy Montgomery's standup has just shown up on Youtube:


Oh, and there was a Zoom-based Guy-Mont-Spelling-Bee the other day too, with Paul F Tompkins, Rose Matafeo, Aaron Chen and Lolly Adefope:


Famous Mortimer

I was wondering if any of our friends from that part of the world have any tips on how we can watch some of the shows? I've been using one of those dodgy streaming sites, but updates are extremely spotty (esp. for "The Cheap Seats", which hasn't had a new episode shared in two weeks).

Torrenting seems to have paused a month ago, their official Youtube channels upload highlights, occasionally, and the aforementioned streaming is sometimes fine, but it feels like we're relying on one guy. I even tried a VPN for Australia, but Channel 10 appears to have better protection than the BBC. Is this just a case of there being one uploader who sometimes can't be bothered, or are Working Dog just too litigious for people to mess with?

I keep hoping they do something similar to Taskmaster and show it to the rest of the world on Youtube. Stops piracy (I assume) and generates a little income.

13 schoolyards

It's been very spotty this year, which seems to be a result of episodes not filtering down to the more public dodgy streaming sites. Every episode so far of The Cheap Seats has made it online but you do have to look pretty hard for it (there's a few groups on Reddit that share links to Australian and NZ TV and one of them usually has it).

HYBPA? is the jewel in Working Dog's crown and they seem to have scared a lot of people off (they've definitely sent legal notices out in the past), but it also seems to be in part that one of the places that usually has it has been relying on someone who can't be arsed half the time. Presumably WD don't want it being shared so they can keep dropping clips on social media safe in the knowledge that people can't get it elsewhere, but considering it's a topical news show that's repeated four or more times a week you'd think they wouldn't care quite so much about torrents and the like.

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