Film & TV

Mar 9, 2018

Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

Controversial comedian Chris Lilley is back, but he probably won't be doing blackface this time. The Queensland Government announced this week that it was supporting a new project from Lilley to be shown on Netflix. The streaming giant says he won't be doing blackface.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

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Controversial comedian Chris Lilley is back, but he probably won't be doing blackface this time. The Queensland Government announced this week that it was supporting a new project from Lilley, to be filmed in the Sunshine State and to be available from streaming giant Netflix.

In a press release, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 10-episode comedy to be filmed between March and June this year would provide a $6.35 million boost to the economy. "Queensland's continued ability to attract high-quality film and television production is a testament to our local screen industry," she said.

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3 thoughts on “Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

  1. Richard Thompson

    Is this now the way of Australian ‘comedy’? I believe that I have a great sense of humour but the majority Australian comedy is unfunny and crass. Chris Lilley fits this perfectly. I cannot watch him.

    1. mikeb

      I do like Chris Lilley but his humour can be a bit (ahem) black for many. If you want to watch something witty & charming then try Rosehaven. Best Aussie comedy since Mother & Son.

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