Ruth Ritchie explores why Comedy stalwarts get better with age. There’s something reassuring about seeing Gina Riley, Marg Downey, Jane Turner and Magda Szubanski on telly on Sunday nights. The women of our collective sketch comedy consciousness get better with age, and they never disappoint. (Of course Stephen Curry, Shane Jacobson, Michael Veitch and Glenn…Read more
The changing faces of comedy – on set with Open Slather’s ‘newbie’ George H. Xanthis. &lt;link rel=”stylesheet” href=”http://resources.newscdn.com.au/cs/chronicle/couriermail/latest/assets/styles/btf-article.min.css”/&gt;‘); // WHEN Open Slather was first pitched to Foxtel as a big-name sketch comedy, the producers decided to find some fresh new faces to join the mix. Over 400 people applied for one of 12 slots. And for a…Read more
Ahoy comedy lovers! It’s time to mark your calendars, as we’ve announce the first round of acts that will be part of the Sydney Comedy Festival 2017. The city’s much loved comedy extravaganza will return for its 13th year for four hilarious and huge weeks from 24 April to 21 May 2017. Tickets have now been released…Read more
Foxtel Magazine takes a closer look into Australia’s all-star joke juggernaut Open Slather. Watching Shane Jacobson and Stephen Curry in action is almost surreal. They stand shoulder to shoulder in a South Melbourne church, sharing a quiet laugh as they wait for the film crew to adjust lighting for their next scene. Suddenly there’s a call for quiet on set and they…Read more
Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan joins his good friend Shane Jacobson in an Open Slather sketch Australian comedy great Paul Hogan has returned to television for a sketch of biblical proportions.