For comedy to work, here in this country, it must be truly Australian. It must evoke the minutiae of a time and place, be unashamedly local.
The political backlash to Roseanne, on screen and off, is playing into the hands of the network and ignoring all that we know about media.
Iannucci is a master comedy writer, no doubt, but at some point the film lapses into a Marvel comic's view of events in totalitarian Russia.
While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape.
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.
Two years after losing the race for secretary-general, the former New Zealand prime minister says the UN needs an "injection of sheer political reality".
Sure, maybe the commercial broadcasters love children as much as they love profits, but they just don’t want to do anything for the former, to do more for the latter.
The story remains the same -- Seven takes an easy win thanks to the Winter Games and My Kitchen Rules.