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Roy and HG
Roy and HG

Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver, former Flinders University student politician, taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as "Rampaging" Roy Slaven. Their act is an affectionate but irreverent parody of Australia's obsession with sport. Their characters based on archetypes in sports journalism: Nelson the exciteable announcer, Slaven the retired sportsman turned expert commentator. In his 1996 book Petrol, Bait, Ammo & Ice, Nelson (aka Pickhaver) summarised the duo's comedic style as "making the serious trivial and the trivial serious". Image File history File links Royandhg. ... Image File history File links Royandhg. ... Actor and comedian Greig Pickhaver (also known as H.G. Nelson) is one half on the Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG. The duo originally teamed up in 1986 for the Triple J radio comedy program This Sporting Life, which is still on air after 18 years and has... Flinders University, or The Flinders University of South Australia, is a public university in Adelaide. ... John Doyle John Doyle is an Australian dramatist, actor, comedian and broadcaster who is half of Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG, where he performs under his alter-ego Roy Slaven or Rampaging Roy Slaven. ...

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Doyle and Pickhaver have written and hosted the live, improvised satirical radio program This Sporting Life on Triple J since 1986. They also broadcast annual live commentaries of the NRL and AFL grand finals -- dubbed the Festival of the Boot, Parts I and II -- and the Melbourne Cup. Commentaries for all three matches of the annual rugby league State of Origin series are also broadcast (main article: Roy and HG's State of Origin commentary), and they have also broadcast live commentaries of other major events, most notably the Bicentennial celebrations on 26 January 1988. This Sporting Life is a Triple J radio program, created by actor-writer-comedians John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver. ... Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Rugby League (often referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is a competition for rugby league clubs in Australia and New Zealand, and is Australias primary rugby league competition. ... The Big Men Fly - high marking is a key skill and spectator attribute of Aussie Rules Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the most important skill in Aussie Rules Footy Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy... A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ... The 1976 cup won by Van Der Hum. ... Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... The Rugby League State of Origin is an annual series of three interstate rugby league matches between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues. ... Broadcast on the Triple J radio station to simulcast with the three-game rugby league State of Origin series, Australian comedians Roy and HG (played by John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver) provide a commentary of the match at hand. ...


Roy and HG transferred the radio show's format to a series of ABC television shows, including Blah Blah Blah (1988) (where they were only seen in silhouette), This Sporting Life (1993), the Logie award-winning Club Buggery (1995-97) and its successor The Channel Nine Show (1998), Planet Norwich (1998) (made in the UK) and The Memphis Trousers Half-Hour (2005) (taped in Sydney but performed as if broadcast from America). The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC (formerly the Australian Broadcasting Commission) is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... This is boring This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Club Buggery is the title of an Australian television series of the 1990s. ...


Commercial network

After transferring to the commercial Seven Network in the late 1990s, they initially appeared in the disastrous Win Roy & H.G.'s Money (2000), an ill-fitting adapation of the US hit Win Ben Stein's Money. But they soon consolidated their popularity and reached a vast new audience with The Monday Dump and The Nation Dumps. The Seven Network is an Australian television network. ... Win Ben Steins Money logo Win Ben Steins Money was an American television game show that ran from 1997 to 2003 on Comedy Central. ...


Their biggest hit was undoubtedly their top-rating commentary-interview television program The Dream with Roy and HG (from the Sydney 2000 Olympics), featuring their own special outlook on the event. This was followed by three spinoffs - The Ice Dream (from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics), The Cream (from the 2003 Rugby World Cup), and more recently The Dream again for the Athens 2004 Olympics. During the Ice Dream they launched a bid for the Winter olympics to be held at Smiggin Holes, in the humorous Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympic bid with suggested slogans "Unleash the Mongrel", "Winter Wonder Down Under" and "If you've got the poles, we've got the holes.". The Dream with Roy and HG was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympics, presented by Australian comedic duo Roy and HG. Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The 2003 Rugby Union World Cup was the fifth world cup in rugby history. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... During The Ice Dream, the coverage by Australian comedians Roy & HG of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the hosts launched a campaign for the 2010 games at the tiny and little-known ski resort of Smiggin Holes. ...


A Dream style coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, called the Dribble mit HG und Roy was streamed via the Internet. Qualifying countries Italian team celebrating the cup July. ...


Memphis trousers

In 2005, they starred in The Memphis Trousers Half Hour, a TV show they claimed was recorded in different American cities such as Baltimore or Albuquerque, ensuring that 'Australia is the flavour of the month, every month'. The show screened weekly on the ABC on Saturday nights and was named after an incident in which former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser lost his trousers in a Memphis Hotel. Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr,Bodymore, Murderland Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the... Nickname: The Duke City Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area    - City 469. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC (formerly the Australian Broadcasting Commission) is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... This article is about the former Prime Minister of Australia; for the Western Australian public servant, see Malcolm Fraser (surveyor). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...


In typical style, the show was made to look like it was filmed in America, when in fact it was filmed entirely in Sydney. The format was a parody of American talk shows and pretended to present Americans with new 'facts' about Australia.


Other Facts

In 2001 a portrait of Roy and HG by artist Paul Newton won the Packing Room award and the People's choice award at the Archibald Prize. His portrait of David Campese shown on an advertising banner outside Old Parliament House in Canberra. ... Marcus Willss winning painting in 2006, The Paul Juraszek Monolith, was based on this print by an earlier Marcus, Marcus Gheeraerts The Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize, and is the most prominent of all arts prizes, in Australia. ...


External links

  • Roy and HG fansite
  • This Sporting Life (Triple J)
  • Dribble mit HG und Roy
  • Call of the Wild - 2006 article discussing Roy and HG's 20 years on Triple J: their influences, style and enduring popularity

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Roy and HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver, former Flinders Uni student politician, taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Roy Slaven.
Their act is an affectionate parody of Australia's obsession with sport, their characters based on archetypes in sports journalism: Nelson the exciteable announcer, Slaven the retired sportsman turned expert commentator.
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