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Renowned satirist, writer and actor John Clarke, died Sunday, aged 68..

New Zealand-born Clarke and comedy partner Bryan Dawe sent up Aussie politics in mock interviews on the ABC.s 7.30 Report.and before that on Nine.s A Current Affair.

Clarke created and starred in mockumentary series The Games. His screenwriting credits include Lonely Hearts with Paul Cox, the original screenplay Billy Connolly's.The Man Who Sued God, and mini-series Anzacs.

As an actor he appeared in features such as.Death of Brunswick opposite Sam Neill, and more recently in Matthew Saville.s A Month of Sundays and the ABC.s The Ex-pm..

He died of natural causes while on a hike in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Lorin and Lucia and grandchildren Claudia and Charles.

A statement from his family said: .John died doing one of the things he
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Hacksaw Ridge dominating the Aactas is no surprise – blockbusters always do | Luke Buckmaster

Mel Gibson’s war film winning big at the Aactas is more evidence that the Australian film industry awards are not only flexible but predictable

Comedian Tom Gleeson was the first to go there. Drawing uncomfortable laughter from the crowd at the Aacta industry awards on Monday, the host of Hard Quiz joked: “Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated 13 times, so it’s safe to say that in Australia the film industry isn’t run by Jews.”

Gleeson was referring to the director Mel Gibson’s well-publicised antisemitic rants. They have caused many commentators to wonder whether the once A-lister will ever be able to bounce back, or can ever be rehabilitated.

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Hacksaw Ridge dominating the Aactas is no surprise – blockbusters always do | Luke Buckmaster

Mel Gibson’s war film winning big at the Aactas is more evidence that the Australian film industry awards are not only flexible but predictable

Comedian Tom Gleeson was the first to go there. Drawing uncomfortable laughter from the crowd at the Aacta industry awards on Monday, the host of Hard Quiz joked: “Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated 13 times, so it’s safe to say that in Australia the film industry isn’t run by Jews.”

Gleeson was referring to the director Mel Gibson’s well-publicised antisemitic rants. They have caused many commentators to wonder whether the once A-lister will ever be able to bounce back, or can ever be rehabilitated.

Related: Aacta awards 2016: Australian screen stars walk the red carpet – in pictures

Related: Aactas 2016: Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge wins major awards

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Wil Anderson, Judith Lucy, Tom Gleeson to star in Stan’s new stand-up series

One Night Stan..

Streaming service Stan has commissioned a new comedy series, One Night Stan. It will see a host of the country.s most popular stand-up comedians.—Wil Anderson, Judith Lucy, Tom Gleeson, Celia Pacquola, Tom Ballard and Sam Simmons.—.each star in their own feature-length comedy special.

Each show will be filmed live and exclusively for Stan over the summer at Melbourne.s Comedy Theatre.

.We are thrilled to be exploring new genres as part of our ever-growing slate of Stan Originals,. said Stan content chief officer Nick Forward.

.We are proud to be the first streaming service to commission stand-up comedy specials in Australia, and we.re excited to start by working with the best in the business..

.Aussies love their comedy and the stand-up circuit has long been a showcase of the best that the Australian comedy industry has to offer. One Night Stan will unite
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Charlie Pickering returns to ABC in 2016

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Charlie Pickering is set to return to the ABC in 2016 with a new series of The Weekly.

Prior to that, Pickering and the team at The Weekly will also appear in a one-hour annual news roundup special, The Yearly, in December.

Pickering said the team at The Weekly was currently on an extended hiatus from screen duties..

"Our priority has been expending much-needed time and development funding coming up with a name for the one-hour annual news roundup special," he said..

"After a laborious three minutes, we settled on The Yearly and will be taking the rest of the time off. See you in December!.

In both offerings, Pickering will again be flanked by comedians, Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan.

Executive producer, Chris Walker said it was very exciting to be coming back so soon.

"One thing we can be sure of in this country is that 2016 will be even
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ABC plans to replace Chaser's Media Circus with cat videos

The Chaser's Media Circus will return for a second season on September 10.

However, according to a statement from ABC TV, management has confirmed it hopes to replace the second series with cat videos.

.As soon as we can find enough left wing cats who instinctively hate Australia, they.ll be replaced,. said an ABC representative.

The game show about the news is hosted by Craig Reucassel with Fake Fact Checker Chas Licciardello.

It is produced by the creative team behind The Chaser and The Checkout, including Ben Jenkins, Zoë Norton Lodge, Scott Abbot, Andrew Hansen and Julian Morrow.

"ABC management confirmed that for the second series the show has been moved out of the news division to allow it to be more biased and have less rigorous vetting of the studio audience," according to a statement.

Filmed in front of a live audience each week shortly before broadcast, The Chaser
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Hahn gets branded content show on Nine

Beer brand Hahn is to get its own branded content series on Nine.

Five-part series The Beer Factor will celebrate Australian inventors creating beer-related ideas in front of a studio audience and a panel of beer experts.

The series, to be hosted by comedian Tom Gleeson, is going out first on Go! and in late night on Nine.

The concept supports Hahn’s current campaign around ‘pioneering beering’ and has come from the partnership of Nine Entertainment Co. with Hahn’s parent company Lion and ZenithOptimedia with Nine’s cross-platform creative unit Powered and ZenithOptimedia’s branded content division Newcast.

Michael Branagh, director of Powered, said: “This has been a great project to be part of so far. Lion and their agency partners have developed a multi-dimensional brand platform, Pioneering Beering and the Powered team have amplified this in an entertaining and engaging way across the media brands of Nine Entertainment Co.
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'The Chaser' team making comedy show for Seven Network

Three members of The Chaser team have revealed that they are filming a new TV series. Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen and Craig Reucassel from the comedy troupe - who have often caused outrage with their stunts on The ABC over the past ten years - are now working on a Seven Network comedy panel show called The Unbelievable Truth. Reucassel is believed to be hosting the series, while Hansen and Morrow will head panels of guest comedians including Shane Jacobson, Kitty Flanagan and Tom Gleeson. Reucassel told the Herald Sun that the new show is unlikely to cause the same stir that The Chaser did, saying: "I don't think this show (more)
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See how you did predicting Golden Globe TV Awards

See how you did predicting Golden Globe TV Awards
Almost 500 Gold Derby readers predicted who would win the Golden Globe Awards for TV. In all, you entered over 5,000 predictions and the results have been tabluated.  Ten of our Users scored 10/11: Alexander, Brian Clores, Conrado Falco, Tom Gleeson,  Nursultan Khajimuratov, Yaroslav Kutepov, Daniel Palinkas, Israel Perdomo, Kate R and Jorge Santos. Among our Editors, Matt Noble and Daniel Mongtomery both predicted 10/11. Among our Experts, Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan scored 10 while site founder Tom O'Neil nailed nine. Pete Hammond (Deadline) and Tariq Khan (Fox News) got eight correct while Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today) scored seven and Richard Rushfield (Daily Beast) got six right.
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