Film review: GRIMSBY from ‘Built For Speed’

Grimsby continues the saddening downward spiral in quality for Sacha Baron Cohen’s films. Borat, although largely regurgitated from the segments on Ali G, was often hilarious, Bruno was intermittently funny, The Dictator was disappointing but had a few comical moments whereas Grimsby is depressingly simple-minded and predictable. The film ostensibly parodies both spy films and English soccer yob culture but

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Film review: TOP FIVE, from ‘Built For Speed’

It seems to be the year for comedians making semi-biographical films. We’ve had Carl Barron with Manny Lewis and now the much more obscene and inventive Top Five written and directed by and starring Chris Rock. Clearly drawing on his life and career, Rock plays much-loved but artistically unfulfilled stand-up comedian turned actor, Andre Allen. After making a bundle in

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Ska’d for Life with stand-up comedian Helene Murray

This Friday on Ska’d for Life, Belle will be joined by stand-up comedian Helene Murray of Southern FM’s ‘Funny is the Apple’ (Fridays 2-3pm) – it will be a lesson in Ska (newbie alert!) featuring classic, sexist, hilarious and Aussie Ska tunes, as well as guaranteed laughs. NEW – gig guide at 7 pm – letting you know where the skank is at around Melbourne

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Best Medicine

Today on Best Medicine a chat with comedian Elliot Goblet. I’m grateful to Shirley Randles for not just allowing but actively encouraging me to use this Write Now programme from March this year, in which we talked with Elliot Goblet and another special guest – his mother. Make it a date with me Gaytana-Tuesdays 11am-noon for Best Medicine on 88.3FM,

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