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Encyclopedia > The Late Show
The Best Bits of The Late Show: Champagne Edition (DVD)
The Best Bits of The Late Show: Champagne Edition (DVD)

The Late Show was a popular Australian comedy show, which ran for two seasons on the ABC from 18 July 1992 to 30 October 1993. Image File history File links Late_show_dvd. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australias national non-commercial public broadcaster. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

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Cast

The Late Show has its roots in the 1980s comedy group, The D-Generation. Consisting mostly of Melbourne University students, The D-Generation managed to gain a cult following with their radio and TV appearances. Tom Gleisner (born 1962) is an Australian director, producer, writer, occasional actor and author. ... DVD cover for Series 1 of Frontline. ... Judith Lucy Judith Lucy (born March 25, 1968) is a popular Australian comedienne, known primarily for her stand-up comedy. ... There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... Santo Cilauro (born 1962 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian television and feature film producer and screenwriter. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Jason Stephens is an Australian actor and comedian who starred in The Late Show. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The Best & Second Best of the D-Generation (DVD) The D-Generation was a popular and influential Australian TV sketch comedy show, produced and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for two series, in 1986 (10 x 30mins) and 1987 (6 x 30mins). ... The Old Quad Building, formerly Old Law The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia, after the University of Sydney. ...


After the breakup of the original The D-Generation, some of the members went on to perform on the commercial TV programme Fast Forward. The remaining members filmed several pilots for what was then known as The Late Late Show at Channel Nine. These were rejected, and so the group accepted the ABC's offer of a one-hour timeslot on Saturday night. The Best & Second Best of the D-Generation (DVD) The D-Generation was a popular and influential Australian TV sketch comedy show, produced and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for two series, in 1986 (10 x 30mins) and 1987 (6 x 30mins). ... Fast Forward was an Australian commercial television sketch comedy show that ran for 95 episodes from 12 April 1989 to 26 November 1992. ...


Segments

The Late Show featured a number of popular, recurring segments.


Introduction: Stand up

The show opened with a stand-up routine by Tony Martin and Mick Molloy. The stand-up was topical, usually focusing on the week's news. In 1995, the duo later went on to host their own radio show, Martin/Molloy on the Austereo Radio Network. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... Martin/Molloy was a hugely popular Australian radio program starring Tony Martin and Mick Molloy, both formerly of The D-Generation and The Late Show. ... Austereo is a national commercial radio network in Australia. ...


The Late Show News Headlines

Tom Gleisner presenting The Late Show News headlines
Tom Gleisner presenting The Late Show News headlines

The Late Show News Headlines, presented by Gleisner, would blend the week's real news headlines with fake information and footage. For example, when covering the replacement of a retiring Japanese Prime Minister, footage from a Japanese body-building competition was shown. The News Headlines would also feature interviews with newsmakers, most often played by Rob. Some of the better-known impersonations included Jeff Kennett, John Hewson, Paul Keating, Imran Khan, Yassar Arafat and Desmond Tutu Image File history File links The_late_show_news_headlines. ... Tom Gleisner (born 1962) is an Australian director, producer, writer, occasional actor and author. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Hon Jeff Kennett Jeffrey Gibb Kennett AC (born 2 March 1948), Australian politician, was Premier of Victoria from 1992 to 1999. ... Dr John Hewson Dr John Robert Hewson (born 28 October 1946), Australian Liberal politician and economist, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the son of a working-class, politically conservative engineer. ... Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944), Australian politician and 24th Prime Minister of Australia, came to prominence first as the reforming Treasurer in the Hawke government, then as the Prime Minister who pulled off an upset victory in the unwinnable election of 1993. ... Imran Khan seen here with actress Elizabeth Hurley. ... Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat (August 4 or August 24, 1929 – November 11, 2004), born Muhammad `Abd ar-Rauf al-Qudwa al-Husayni (Arabic محمد عبد الرؤوف القدوة الحسيني) and also known as Abu `Ammar (ابو عمّار), was co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (1969–2004... The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born October 7, 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ...


Street Talk

In Street Talk, Tony and Mick would take to the streets of St Kilda and interview passers-by on issues of the day. It often proved more of an opportunity for the pair to ridicule their interviewees, especially their dress sense. There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... For other places called St Kilda, see St Kilda Luna Park, one of St Kildas most prominent landmarks St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, in Australia. ...


The Toilet Break

The Late Show Toilet Break
The Late Show Toilet Break

The Toilet Break, as the name suggests, was designed to allow viewers to use the toilet, during the commercial-free show. The 2-minute long segment was played in the middle of every show, featuring clips from amateurish television programming. A countdown was shown the top left-hand corner of the screen for toilet breaks during the first season. The second season only played clips from the television show Pot Luck from 1987. Image File history File links The_late_show_toilet_break. ... Boeing 747 toilet A toilet is a plumbing fixture and a disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes urine, feces, vomit and menses as well as most of this article. ... A countdown is the backward counting to indicate the seconds, days, etc. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Musical finale

All episodes in the second series ended with a musical performance. Tony Martin would announce that Mick Molloy had organized for a major celebrity to perform, only for Molloy to sheepishly admit he had booked a minor celebrity of a similar name and usually no musical ability. The humour in Molloy's recurring "errors" in booking the performers would have perhaps run dry, if not for the hilarity of having famous Australian politicians and non-musical celebrities performing. There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ...


The performances included:

The Late Show finale in 1993 had a 'real' guest on to sing at the finale: Don Lane, who was notably appearing on a competing network during the show's Saturday night timeslot. Pete Smith is an Australian radio and television voice-over artist. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band. ... Norman Yemm is an Australian actor. ... R.E.M. is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Mike Whitney The Mike Whitney Story: Courage, Pride, Dedication and Achievement Test cricketer, television personality (Host of Who Dares Wins) and father of triplets, the Whit is regarded as one of the most entertaining after dinner speakers in Australia. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a R&B, pop singer, songwriter, actress, film producer, and former model. ... A cricketer is a term used to refer to a person who plays cricket. ... Maxwell Henry Norman Walker (born September 12, 1948 in West Hobart, Tasmania) is a former Australian cricketer and VFL/AFL footballer. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... Hayley Jane Lewis (following her marriage, Hayley Taylor) (March 2, 1974 - ) was an Australian swimmer best known for winning five gold medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games as a 16 year old. ... Huey Lewis, whose real name is Hugh Anthony Cregg III, (born July 5, 1950 in New York City) is a musician and singer. ... Gabriel Gate (born 19?? in France) is a French-Australian chef. ... Frente! was an Australian alternative pop/rock group, formed in 1991. ... Ronald Dale Barassi (born 27 February 1936) is one of the greatest Australian rules football players and coaches of all time. ... Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE (born Shirley Veronica Bassey, on January 8, 1937, in Tiger Bay, Cardiff), is a Welsh biracial singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... Baby John Burgess is an Australian television personality. ... Baby Animals were a 1990s hard rock band from Australia. ... Rex James Hunt (b. ... Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 For the rock group Tyrannosaurus Rex, see T. Rex (band). ... Syd Heylen (born 25 May 1922 in Renmark, South Australia, died 4 December 1996) is an actor. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in the early-1970s. ... Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE is a great Australian opera singer noted for her contribution to the bel canto revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... Harold Leonard Cooper, better known as Dr. Harry Cooper or simply ‘Dr. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a hard rock singer and musician. ... Crosby, Stills & Nash (at times known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands: Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... The Hon Albert Jaime Grassby AM (12 July 1926 - 23 April 2005), Australian politician, was Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam Labor government. ... Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976. ... Hey Dad. ... Gwen Plumb (2 August 1912 - 5 June 2002) (full name: Gwendoline Jean Plumb) was a veteran Australian performer of radio and television; best remembered for her portrayal of gossip, Ada Simmonds in the Australian soap opera, The Young Doctors. ... David Clarence Boon (Born December 29, 1960, in Launceston, Tasmania) is one of Tasmanias most famous cricketers and personalities. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... List of Premiers of Victoria Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Victoria. ... Joan Kirner Joan Elizabeth Kirner (born 20 June 1938), Australian politician, was the first female Premier of Victoria. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American rock and roll guitarist, singer, and actress best known for her hits I Love Rock N Roll, Crimson and Clover, Do You Wanna Touch Me, Bad Reputation, I Hate Myself For Loving You, and... David White was a Victorian minister in the Kirner Labor Government. ... Don Lane (born Morton Donald Isaacson c. ...


Shitscared

Shitscared starred Rob Sitch as a television Stunt Co-ordinator, Mick Molloy as his assistant and Tom Gleisner as the interviewer. Rob played the arrogant expert, who loved to pontificate about "the stunt game". He would fashion detailed plans for each stunt, with an emphasis on "safety". Mick, as the bumbling assistant, would always manage to ruin Rob's planning, inevitably resulting in physical pain for Rob. Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... Tom Gleisner (born 1962) is an Australian director, producer, writer, occasional actor and author. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ...


Pissweak World

Several-minute advertisements for mediocre theme parks with the 'Pissweak' brandname, e.g. Pissweak World, Pissweak Movieworld, Pissweak Town. Each would feature a guided tour with examples of the many low-quality attractions. Featuring the Pissweak kids and narration by Tony Martin.


Examples (from Pissweak Town): "Ride a bucking Bronco" - clip showing a child sitting on a labrador. "See a bush printing press" - clip of a man holding a child's head on top of a photocopier printing out a copy. "Ride a stage coach" - clip shows dejected children inside a trailer being driven down a road.


Graham and the Colonel

Graham & the Colonel
Graham & the Colonel

Similar to Roy and HG, Graham and the Colonel were two satirical sports commentators, played respectively by Sitch and Cilauro dressed in green ABC sports jackets. Whilst the characters often forgot lines and used many corny and humourless jokes, the segment was much loved. This segment aired just before the end of the show. Image File history File linksMetadata The_late_show_graham_and_the_colonel. ... Roy & 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. ...


The Olden Days

The Olden Days was a segment where the cast overdubbed a black-and-white historical drama series produced by the ABC in the 70s, named Rush. It was aired during the first series of the show. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australias national non-commercial public broadcaster. ... Rush is an Australian television series produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 1974 and 1976. ...


Tony Martin did the voice of the star of the show, Gov Frontbottom (as well as Judge Muttonchops). Mick Molloy supplied the voice for the "Playschool star", Sgt. Olden. Other characters were used intermitently. Play School is an educational television programme for pre-school aged children. ...


The Olden Days was released by the ABC as a separate VHS video which played all the segments in order, although it has been out of circulation for a number of years


Bargearse

Det Sgt Bluey Hills in "Bluey" (Bargearse)
Det Sgt Bluey Hills in "Bluey" (Bargearse)

Replacing The Olden Days in the second series of the show, Bargearse was an overdubbed version of Bluey, a 70s police drama set in Melbourne, Australia. Image File history File links Det_sgt_bluey_hills. ... Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ...


Bluey was named after its protagonist – Det Sgt Bluey Hills – an overweight, moustache-sporting 'rough-and-tumble' cop. Bargearse exploited Bluey's unhealthy weight, with ample fat jokes, as well as many fart noises. Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976. ...


Bluey Hills was voiced by Tony Martin, and his sidekicks, Sgt Monica Rourke and Det Gary Dawson, were voiced by Judith Lucy and Rob Sitch respectively. Other minor characters were revoiced by Santo Cilauro, Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy. There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Judith Lucy Judith Lucy (born March 25, 1968) is a popular Australian comedienne, known primarily for her stand-up comedy. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Santo Cilauro (born 1962 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian television and feature film producer and screenwriter. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... DVD cover for Series 1 of Frontline. ...


"Lucky" Grills, who played Bluey appeared on The Late Show in a musical appearance, as noted above. Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976. ...


Shirty: The Slightly Aggressive Bear

Russell Crowe as Shirty the Slightly Aggressive Bear
Russell Crowe as Shirty the Slightly Aggressive Bear

Shirty: The Slightly Aggressive Bear was a parody of children's TV shows. The twist was that the main character, Shirty, would react harshly to even the smallest insult. Many episodes ended with a destroyed set, a firearm being shot, or injury to the other characters. In one of the later episodes, it was revealed on-screen that Shirty was played by Russell Crowe (although one would expect that Crowe did not play every episode, rather just the one he was 'unveiled' in). Image File history File linksMetadata The_late_show_crowe_as_shirty. ... Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ...


Charlie the Wonderdog

Starring Charles 'Bud' Tingwell and the Pissweak Kids (who also starred in the Pissweak World sketches), Charlie the Wonderdog was a parody of fictitious animal shows, such as Lassie and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo where the animal always ends up saving the day. Charlie was a dog owned by Gleisner. The sketch featured purposely bad/overdone acting from the kids and usually involved a lame villain or crime (the first episode featured 'poacher' stealing native fauna (sticks and twigs) from the bush) that had to be prevented. The actors in the skits constantly build up that their dog is a 'wonder dog' who was super intelligent and capable of foiling the bad guys plans, the dog however never had any intention of doing such things and usually had to be dragged around the scene by a rope tied around his neck and from obvious audio clip barks (usually played when the dog's mouth was closed or when the dog was distracted by something) when Charlie had to alert the others of danger. The problems and situations that Charlie faced as the series went on got more and more over the top. Charlie also featured in a lot of other outrageous situations and was even the drummer for rocker Meatloaf in a small skit. Charles Bud Tingwell (born January 3, 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian film and theatre actor. ... In Knights story, a young Yorkshire boy owns an exceptionally beautiful and loyal collie, but when the family faces severe economic hardship, the dog is sold to a wealthy nobleman. ... Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was a popular Australian television series for children produced from 1966 to 1968. ...


Charlie was eventually assassinated in one of the sketches, only to come back in the Charlie the Wonderdog Christmas Episode.


Geoff & Terry

Jeff & Terry
Jeff & Terry

Geoff & Terry (Sitch and Cilauro respectively) were two conman entrepreneurs, who would appear regularly with a "new exciting product" or scheme. Sitch and Cilauro primarily used the segment to make Jane Kennedy, who played the interviewer, laugh and forget her lines. Jane Kennedy also admited in the Best of the Late Show DVD commentery that she was infact drunk during one of the live sketches. Image File history File links The_late_show_jeff_and_terry. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Santo Cilauro (born 1962 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian television and feature film producer and screenwriter. ...


After a particularly bad performace Sitch and Cilauro vowed never to do Jeff and Terry again and the pair were reborn as the Oz brothers.


Other segments

  • The Oz Brothers, stereotypical Australians also played by Sitch and Cilauro, who were obsessed with cricketer David Boon and often prayed to him while facing his home town, Launceston.
  • Music video parodies, usually with a high-degree of visual accuracy.
  • Celebrity interviews, where Martin went through hours in makeup to play Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jackson (and still looked nothing like them).
  • Commercial Crimestoppers, where amateurish commercials from regional Australia were mocked.
  • A segment where Countdown music videos were ridiculed by Tom and Jane, who were dressed in 70s-era clothing, sitting on beanbags.
  • Muckraking, a kind of celebrity gossip segment hosted by Molloy and Stephens, which often degenerated into irrelevant ranting.

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Catchphrases

  • "I've had a gutful!" - Mick Molloy
  • "Tough, uncompromising. No holds barred, no beg-your-pardons. It's time for those intellectual sparring partners, Graham and the Colonel!" - the opening voiceover to the regular segment.
  • "Champagne sketch comedy!" - Rob Sitch, interrupting unsuccessful live sketches
  • "Brilliant, brilliant..." - Sitch as a pretentious guest at a number of dinner party sketches -- and Santo Cilauro trying to match the intellectual banter by displaying his affection for the 'brilliant' Blazing Saddles.

Blazing Saddles is a Warner Bros. ...

Video/DVD releases

  • Three volumes of The Best Bits Of The Late Show have been released on VHS, along with similar compliations of Bargearse and The Olden Days.
  • In 2001, the ABC released a DVD entitled The Best Bits Of The Late Show: Champagne Edition, a double disc set that collects all three "Best Bits" volumes plus an additional hour of footage and a number of easter eggs. The DVD also features a commentary track featuring the entire cast and several special guests.

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After "The Late Show"

Citing the enormous effort involved in producing each week's show, and the want to explore other formats, the cast decided that the second season of The Late Show would be the last. Most of the performers have remained prominent in the Australian comedy scene.


Jane Kennedy, Tom Gleisner, Santo Cilauro and Rob Sitch formed Working Dog Productions, which made the successful TV programmes Frontline (1994-1997), Funky Squad (1995), The Panel (1998-2004), A River Somewhere (1997-1998), All Aussie Adventures (2001), and the hugely successful movies The Castle (1997) and The Dish (2000). DVD cover for Series 1 of Frontline. ... Tom Gleisner (born 1962) is an Australian director, producer, writer, occasional actor and author. ... Santo Cilauro (born 1962 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian television and feature film producer and screenwriter. ... Rob Sitch on the left as Mike Moore Robert Ian Sitch (born March 17, 1962), is an Australian director, producer, screenwriter and actor. ... Working Dog Productions is a small film and television production company based in Melbourne, Australia. ... Frontline is an Australian situation comedy TV show, which satirised Australian television current affairs. ... Funky Squad (1995) was a short-lived Australian comedy television series which satirised 70s-era U.S. police television dramas, such as The Mod Squad. ... The Panel is an Australian television show, first aired in 1998, and was very popular in its first few years. ... All Aussie Adventures (full name: Russell Coights All Aussie Adventures) is an Australian television parody of the outback-adventure television genre. ... The Castle is a 1997 Australian film that gained widespread acclaim in Australia, but that was not well understood by those unfamiliar with Australian humour and values. ... you suck ...


Tony Martin and Mick Molloy had a top-rating radio show Martin/Molloy (1995-1998), before moving into film with Tackle Happy (2000), Crackerjack (2002) and Bad Eggs (2003). Judith Lucy appeared in both Crackerjack and Bad Eggs. There are several notable people named Tony Martin: There is an English farmer named Tony Martin who was imprisoned for fatally shooting a burglar. ... Mick Molloy and co-star Judith Lucy in a promotional shot for the movie Crackerjack Mick Molloy (born July 11, 1966) is a popular Australian comedian, writer and producer who has been active in the fields of radio, television, stand-up and film. ... Martin/Molloy was a hugely popular Australian radio program starring Tony Martin and Mick Molloy, both formerly of The D-Generation and The Late Show. ... Tackle Happy is an Australian documentary film released 2000 about the performance show Puppetry of the Penis starring Simon Morley and David Friend. ... Crackerjack was a 2002 Australian motion picture comedy starring Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson, Monica Maughan, Samuel Johnson, Lois Ramsey, Bob Hornery and Judith Lucy. ... Bad Eggs is a 2003 Australian comedy movie, written and directed by Tony Martin. ... Judith Lucy Judith Lucy (born March 25, 1968) is a popular Australian comedienne, known primarily for her stand-up comedy. ... Crackerjack was a 2002 Australian motion picture comedy starring Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson, Monica Maughan, Samuel Johnson, Lois Ramsey, Bob Hornery and Judith Lucy. ... Bad Eggs is a 2003 Australian comedy movie, written and directed by Tony Martin. ...


See also

This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ...

External links

  • Champagne Comedy: The Late Show fan page
  • The Complete Unofficial Reference Site of The Late Show: Episode & Sketch Guide
  • The Unofficial Homepage of The Late Show and The D-Generation
  • The Late Show at The Internet Movie Database

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