Looking for immediate satisfaction? Don’t fucking make comedy.
Sorry. That was a lot.
What I really mean to say is: with very few exceptions, special comedy takes a long time to develop. Whether we’re talking about cultivating a writing style, honing a stand up routine or, in the case of BedHead, readying a really funny series for digital air, the stuff we comedy fans love the most is the stuff into which blood, sweat, and tears have been dumped by the bucket load. Those creators looking for an easy road to success or even a smooth ride to project realization need to re-evaluate why they’re embarking on a quest that [...]
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.
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.