Laughing At Dingoes

Mark Little traces the history of Australian comedy and the landmark acts that have defined the Aussie sense of humour.


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In the first of three programmes, he recalls the Vaudeville stars of the 40s and examines the origins of the dry Aussie wit.

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In the second of three programmes he analyses the Aussie comedy stereotype, the cork-hat wearing, beer-swilling man, loved and hated in equal measure.

He salutes the ground-breaking sketch shows that have put a witty but merciless mirror up to the AUSTRALIAn character since the 1960s.

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Taking a look at the AUSTRALIAn stand-up explosion of the 1980s and today's multi cultural comic brew.