Topic archives: chris lilley

Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

March 9, 2018 3

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.

If we find Chris Lilley’s blackface racist (and it is), what do we make of Sacha Baron Cohen?

July 31, 2017 34

The offensive Chris Lilley performance nobody talks about -- and why his comedy is graceless.

Media briefs: ABC’s unkind cuts … Godwin’s law … brownface …

Media briefs: ABC’s unkind cuts … Godwin’s law … brownface …

July 17, 2014 3

Peter Lewis has departed Southern Cross Media -- could it be Ten's dismal ratings that drove him out? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: Rand and Rupert … TV Upfronts … Netflix conquest …

Media briefs: Rand and Rupert … TV Upfronts … Netflix conquest …

May 6, 2014 5

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and media mogul Rupert Murdoch yuk it up at the Kentucky Derby. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

Media briefs: ABC engages producers … in defence of Ja’mie …

Media briefs: ABC engages producers … in defence of Ja’mie …

December 2, 2013 3

ABC engages producers today ... In defence of Ja'mie, unpopular opinions ... Front page of the day (Miranda Kerr's big splash) ...

Debate revs up on bikie laws

October 25, 2013

Crikey readers debate Queensland's new bikie laws, and no one will miss Bob Carr.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: nothing but Ja’mie

October 24, 2013

Chris Lilley's most famous creation dominated the airwaves last night.

Tips and rumours

February 20, 2013

Optus to shed as many as 375 jobs ... big business R&D perks "a great lurk" ... which paper is hiring across the board? ...

Tips and rumours

February 4, 2013 1

Zed Seselja to tackle Gary Humphries, ACT Liberals ... Peter Costello to return to politics? ... modern family for Chris Lilley on ABC ...

Is <em>Angry Boys</em> getting any better?

Is Angry Boys getting any better?

June 9, 2011

By attempting to appeal to the largely different cultural markets of Australia, the US and the UK, Chris Lilley's Angry Boys has become large, unwieldy and impersonal, says Matt Smith.

First impressions of Angry Boys

First impressions of Angry Boys

May 13, 2011

Comedian Chris Lilley returned to Australian TV screens this week in his highly anticipated new show Angry Boys. He's still in form but Lilley's wow factor has faded a little, writes Luke Buckmaster.

Chris Lilley’s new series: no Jonah, but other Angry Boys

October 2, 2009

Chris Lilley will be teaming up with popular US channel HBO to create his new mockumentary show Angry Boys. A casting call is already out in the US for the show's characters.

No Bandidos clubhouse in Bligh’s backyard?

August 24, 2009 4

Anna Bligh worries about new Bandidos clubhouses and further Fairfax subscription woes. Plus, who is rumoured to play Steve Irwin in the new telemovie titled Crikey?

ALP channels Ja’mie King

November 6, 2007 1

For a moment, when we first heard about it, we wondered if the ALP ad featuring the housewife would represent the return of Whinging Wendy. Not a chance. Kevin Rudd’s Labor Party is plugged into a far more modern meme, writes Christian Kerr.