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
How Gina Riley moved on from Kath & Kim to turn Real Housewife of Open Slather When comedian Gina Riley watched The Real Housewives of Melbourne (“I’m obsessed, obsessed!” she says), one character stood out. It was Gina Liano, the barrister with huge hair and formidable drag queen style.
Michael Veitch opens up about the good ol’ glory days and his new role in Open Slather. NEWS: Why do you think it’s been so long since we’ve seen sketch comedy on Australian television? VEITCH: “It’s funny how these shows tend to come and go in waves. I don’t know why some of the recent…Read more
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kathryn Kernoghan welcomes back Australia’s comedy greats for more laughs. By his own reckoning, if Glenn Robbins’ latest project were a meal, it would be a casual barbecue rather than a lavish feast. “Sometimes you can plan a Christmas dinner and you walk in, all the cutlery is there, it’s all…Read more
Foxtel Insider sat down with Shane Jacobson and Stephen Curry to chat about Open Slather and the show’s impressive alumni. INSIDER: What was it like to work with the comedy alumni of Magda, Glenn, and the like? STEPHEN CURRY: The general feel is don’t stuff it up. Often in this industry, you are only ever one job…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