Stop Laughing, This Is Serious!
Narrated by Eric Bana, Stop Laughing, This Is Serious! is a 3-part series charting a course through the story of Australian comedy, featuring more than 60 interviews with the men and women who make us laugh.
Through a blend of social history, extensive archive material and intimate interviews with over 60 of the country’s most loved comedians including Barry Humphries, Magda Szubanski, Garry McDonald and Roy & HG the series covers stand up, radio, television, theatre and film from indigenous comedy to new viral media jokers of today, revealing how humour, laughter and comedy are integral to our national identity.
Part one airs on ABC1 tonight at 9.00pm