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Chris Lilley's Next Project Is a One-Hour Mockumentary About Snowboarders Who Don't Know How to Snowboard

Australian comedian Chris Lilley (Summer Heights High) is taking on snowboarders for his next comedy. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that he's making a one-hour, one-off mockumentary about snowboarding culture with Australian blogger/prankster David Thorne called Cold Feet: America's Bunny Slopes. The special will air debut on HBO in the US on August 8th and in Australia the UK in September. Here's how Thorne describes it:

It's about two individuals who embrace the snowboarding culture to the fullest extent but do not know how to snowboard … Chris plays Derek, a Shaun White devotee to the extent of dying his hair red, while I play his best friend [...]

'Please Like Me' Is the Best New TV Comedy You've Never Heard Of

All six episodes of the first season of Please Like Me premiered last Thursday on Pivot, a cable network that launched on that very same day. Episodes of the show will continue to run on the very young channel fairly often for the foreseeable future. The first episode is available to watch on Pivot's website.

This review contains mild spoilers.

Signing on to forty million homes last week, Pivot – a network that is unabashedly devoted to appealing to Millennials – devoted three hours of its very first prime time programming1 on an Australian import titled Please Like Me, a half hour comedy-drama based on the autobiographical [...]

FX Doubles Down on the Aussies with Legit

FX has found success by looking down under with their excellent remake of Wilfred, and now they're looking back to Australia for their next comedy. They've just ordered a pilot presentation for Legit, a new comedy from Australian comedian Jim Jeffries that'll be about "a misanthrope trying to go legit." Trying and failing, I assume.

Watch a Teaser for Chris Lilley's New 'Summer Heights High' Spinoff Starring Jonah

As we reported last week, Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show centered around his Summer Heights High character Jonah Takalua. Here's a new teaser for the series, called Jonah from Tonga. The second show from Lilley following a Summer Heights High character after Jai'me: Private School Girl, the show premieres in Australia and the UK in 2014. HBO aired Lilley's last three series but has yet to purchase the Jonah show.

Watch the Final Installment in John Oliver's 'Daily Show' Gun Control Series

In case you missed it, John Oliver did an excellent three-part report on gun control in Australia on The Daily Show that aired over the last couple weeks. Part 3, which aired Thursday, is embedded above and 1 and 2 below. It's a pretty strong argument for stricter gun control in the US, despite containing a man in a kangaroo suit.

Chris Lilley's New Show Is About 'Summer Heights High's Ja'mie King

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show all about Ja'mie King, the self-absorbed teenage school girl monster he played on Summer Heights High. Called Ja'mie: Private School Girl, it's a six-part series for BBC Three in association with HBO in the US. The show will follow King in her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School. Lilley commented, "I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to."

Chris Lilley originated the character of Ja'mie in his 2005 Australian series We Can Be Heroes [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Writers Share Facts About Australia

McSweeney's has a list of abandoned jokes from the Bob's Burgers writer's room today. They're all facts about Australia that didn't make it an episode, like "If you’re having a waffle, you say you’re going on a waffle-bout" and "Paul Hogan personally awakens all Australian citizens each morning."