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1. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: Primal Warrior (1999)

28 min | Comedy

9.5
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Colin becomes concerned that if something should happen to him, Frank will be unable to look after himself, so he makes Frank do a bunch of dangerous activities in order to help him become a man, like Colin.

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Chris Connelly, Sally Hildyard

Votes: 18

2. Newstopia (2007–2008)
Episode: Inspektor Herring (2008)

Comedy, News

9.4
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Directors: Bradley J. Howard, Jon Olb | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Kat Stewart, Nicholas Bell, Julie Eckersley

Votes: 8

3. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: I Love You Baby: Part 2 (1999)

Comedy

9.3
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Colin and Frank continue their attempts to get the baby that they are looking after reunited with his proper parents, but get into more trouble than they expect.

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Tony Rickards, Neil Pigot

Votes: 15

4. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: The Pool (1999)

28 min | Comedy

9.2
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Frank is afraid of the water because he cannot swim, so Colin takes him to an outdoor pool for a beginners swim class. When the swimming instructor performs CPR on Frank, he believes that ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Rebecca McCauley, Geoff Paine

Votes: 20

5. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: The Easter Story (1999)

27 min | Comedy

9.1
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When Colin accidentally makes fun of his new neighbour's speech impediment, she tells him that she will make him sorry. The local church is starting up an opportunity shop and looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Russell Fletcher, Sally Hildyard

Votes: 17

6. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: I Love You Baby: Part 1 (1999)

26 min | Comedy

9.0
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An accident during a wedding photography shoot puts Colin and Frank's latest boss in hospital. While they visit him, the staff mistake them for baby photographers, an idea they go along ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Tony Rickards, Dino Marnika

Votes: 15

7. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: Game Show God (1999)

28 min | Comedy

8.9
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After a car accident, Frank admits to Colin that he has a fear of beards. Colin and Frank argue about who is more intelligent, so they come up with a way to settle the argument while ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Andrew Curry, Jeremy Kewley

Votes: 17

8. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)
Episode: Mother (1999)

29 min | Comedy

8.9
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Colin becomes the only remaining member of his family after his mother dies. Vera Watkins, a corrupt politician who aspires to become Australia's first female Prime Minister, but is facing ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Beverley Dunn, David Glazebrook

Votes: 16

9. Tripod Versus the Dragon (2011 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy

8.8
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An epic tale of Dragons Dungeons Wizards Warriors and close-harmony singing. Scod a wizard Yon a priest and Gatesy a warrior who dreams of being a bard embark on a quest to map a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Scott Edgar, Steven Gates, Simon Hall

Votes: 8

10. Spicks and Specks (2005–2018)
Episode: The Finale (2011)

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.8
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Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Adam Hills, Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst, Hamish Blake

Votes: 9

11. Spicks and Specks (2005–2018)
Episode: Reunion Special (2018)

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.6
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This show was a Spicks and Specks Reunion Special celebrating Ausmusic Month. It had variations on the original games supported by dozens of Australian artists.

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Adam Hills, Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst, Adam Briggs

Votes: 5

12. The Adventures of Lano & Woodley (1997–1999)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The bizarre misadventures of two no-hopers who share a flat

Stars: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley, Neil Pigot, Tony Rickards

Votes: 658

13. Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012–2019)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2013)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Directors: Jon Olb, Bradley J. Howard | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Tosh Greenslade

Votes: 5

14. Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012–2019)
Episode: Episode #4.1 (2014)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Roz Hammond, Francis Greenslade, Veronica Milsom

Votes: 5

15. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 69 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stand-up comedy in which Hannah Gadsby explains why she is giving up comedy. She tells the story of the strength of being a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.

Directors: Jon Olb, Madeleine Parry | Star: Hannah Gadsby

Votes: 7,441

16. Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012–2019)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.2
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No-holds-barred news satire show presented by comedian Shaun Micallef that gleefully riffs on Aussie politics.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Emily Taheny, Tosh Greenslade

Votes: 495

17. Newstopia (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, News

8.2
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A satirical news program, presented by comedian Shaun Micallef.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Ben Anderson, Nicholas Bell, Julie Eckersley

Votes: 173

18. Santo, Sam and Ed's Cup Fever! (2010)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

8.2
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Stars: Santo Cilauro, Sam Pang, Ed Kavalee, Tony Wilson

Votes: 49

19. Micallef Tonight (2003)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Jason Geary, Pete Smith

Votes: 87

20. Spicks and Specks (2005–2018)

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.0
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Adam Hills hosts this lighthearted music quiz show.The two teams are captained by Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough.

Stars: Adam Hills, Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst, Hamish Blake

Votes: 871

21. The Einstein Factor (2004–2009)

30 min | Game-Show

8.0
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The show's self-styled goal is to find the person who "knows everything about something and something about everything". To that end, contestants with specially nominated subjects appear each week.

Stars: Peter Berner, Matt Parkinson, Barry Jones, Red Symons

Votes: 35

22. Statesmen of Comedy (2010–2011)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Trevor Marmalade talks with Australia's comedy royalty, not only about the skills of their trade, but also provides a range of off-the-wall topics inviting them to flex their comedy muscles.

Stars: Trevor Marmalade, Tim Smith, Greg Fleet, Peter Rowsthorn

Votes: 11

23. Thank God You're Here (2006–2009)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2006)

Comedy, Game-Show

8.0
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Directors: Jon Olb, Rob Sitch | Stars: Shane Bourne, Tom Gleisner, Tanya Bulmer, Hamish Blake

Votes: 8

24. Fast Forward (1989–1992)

46 min | Comedy

7.9
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Withdrawing the bill moments before a planned vote signals a major setback for the President.

Stars: Michael Veitch, Marg Downey, Geoff Brooks, Steve Blackburn

Votes: 259

25. Shaun Micallef's New Year's Rave (2009 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

7.8
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Directors: Ted Emery, Jon Olb | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Miriam Glaser, Tony Martin

Votes: 12

26. Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2012)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Directors: Jon Olb, Bradley J. Howard | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Tosh Greenslade

Votes: 5

27. Hard Quiz (2016– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.7
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A quiz show hosted by comedian Tom Gleeson, who in each episode gets to quiz and mock four contestants, each of whom has selected a specialist subject area. The winner gets to own Tom's coveted Big Brass Mug.

Stars: Tom Gleeson, Andy Zito, Geoffrey Ogden-Brown

Votes: 119

28. Thank God You're Here (2006–2009)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.7
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Thank God You're Here is about well known performers doing a scene which they have no idea what's going on. It may be a Roman dungeon, a boardroom or a late night talk show. The only thing ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane Bourne, Tom Gleisner, Daniel Cordeaux, Ed Kavalee

Votes: 1,018

29. Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (2009– )
Episode: Episode #5.1 (2018)

Comedy, Game-Show

7.6
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Australia's hour of inter-generational laughs is back. Hosted by Shaun Micallef, captains Andy Lee, Robyn Butler and Laurence Boxhall team up with celebrity guests to answer questions and play games embracing gens X, Y and Z.

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Shaun Micallef, Robyn Butler, Andy Lee, Laurence Boxhall

Votes: 5

30. Full Frontal (1993–1997)

Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The series began screening shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward (from which Full Frontal derived) ended. Full Frontal retained the same general format of Fast ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Butcher, Ross Williams, Kim Gyngell, John Walker

Votes: 321

31. Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (2009– )

Comedy, Game-Show

7.5
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A game show where generation Baby Boomers, X and Y compete against each other to see who is the best. Each week the teams are headed by Amanda Keller, Charlie Pickering and Josh Thomas ... See full summary »

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Amanda Keller, Charlie Pickering, Josh Thomas

Votes: 386

32. The Eric Bana Show Live (1997– )

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Eric Bana, Steve Blackburn

Votes: 32

33. Jimeoin (1994–1995)

Comedy

7.5
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Jimeoin is an Australian comedy series starring English-born Irish stand-up comedian and actor Jimeoin.

Stars: Jimeoin, Bob Franklin, Brian Nankervis, Glenn Robbins

Votes: 62

34. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (2015– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.1
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A satirical look at the week's current affairs from politics to vaccinations. Features regular guest appearances by Comedians Kitty Flanagan and Tom Gleeson.

Stars: Charlie Pickering, Tom Gleeson, Kitty Flanagan, Judith Lucy

Votes: 118

35. Sleuth 101 (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Game-Show

7.1
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A comic plays detective to solve a murder. The "detective" inspects the crime scene, then interrogates each suspect. Actors play the suspects, while the host relays the results of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Cal Wilson, Nicholas Bell, Emily Taheny, Leah Vandenberg

Votes: 17

36. Hamish & Andy (2004)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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A comedy talk show that was criticised as unfunny and was promptly axed.

Stars: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Rebecca De Unamuno, Chris Fortuna

Votes: 140

37. Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (2011–2013)

Talk-Show

6.9
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dam Hills returns to Gordon Street in a unique take on the traditional tonight show - with monologue, interviews and top musical acts, plus spontaneous and unpredictable interactions with the studio audience.

Stars: Adam Hills, Hannah Gadsby, Dave O'Neil, Ross Noble

Votes: 84

38. Project Runway Australia (2008– )

Reality-TV

6.9
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Stars: Megan Gale, Alex Perry, Kristy Hinze, Sarah Gale

Votes: 62

39. Dirty Laundry Live (2013–2015)

Comedy, Game-Show

6.9
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A celebration and cheeky interrogation of celebrity culture.

Stars: Lawrence Mooney, Brooke Satchwell, Marty Sheargold, Zoe Coombs Marr

Votes: 36

40. The Breast Darn Show in Town (2009 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

6.9
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An exclusive comedy gala in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Hosted by Julia Morris and featuring some of Australia's most loved comedians.

Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Tanya Bulmer, Hannah Gadsby, Corinne Grant, Justin Hamilton

Votes: 9

41. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.14 (2015)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.5
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Director: Jon Olb | Stars: Charlie Pickering, Tom Gleeson, Kitty Flanagan, Amy Schumer

Votes: 6

42. Russell Gilbert Was Here! (2001– )

25 min | Comedy

6.2
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Stars: Russell Gilbert, Paul Calleja, Paula Gardner, Tony Rickards

Votes: 6

43. The Footy Show (I) (1994–2019)

90 min | Comedy, Sport, Talk-Show

6.1
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Eddie McGuire, Sam Newman and Trevor Marmalade present their unique brand of madness and mayhem. Includes AFL news, interviews, previews, comedy sketches and general hilarity.

Stars: Sam Newman, Garry Lyon, Trevor Marmalade, James Brayshaw

Votes: 269

44. Newlyweds (1993–1994)

25 min | Comedy

6.1
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Stars: Annie Jones, Christopher Gabardi, Sandie Lillingston, Jose Element

Votes: 29

45. Turn It Up (1991 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

5.8
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Unscreened pilot for sitcom set in a 1950's radio station, starring some of Australian comedy's biggest names.

Director: Ted Emery | Stars: Marg Downey, Rob Sitch, Glenn Robbins, Jenny Hall

Votes: 6

46. The Living Room (2012– )

Talk-Show

5.7
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The Living Room is an Australian lifestyle program, and a quad triple award-winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Lifestyle Program, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The program began ... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Keller, Miguel Maestre, Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown

Votes: 40

47. Comedy Up Late (2013– )

Comedy

5.2
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The series features some of the best and boldest up and coming new talent.

Stars: Susie Youssef, Ben Lomas, Lawrence Mooney, Dave Callan

Votes: 15

48. Warehouse Comedy Festival (2011–2013)

Comedy

5.2
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Love Aussie stand-up comedy? Then you'll love this hilarious new series showcasing some of the country's great stand-up comedians. The series includes Hannah Gadsby, Tom Ballard, Josh Thomas and Denise Scott.

Stars: Hannah Gadsby, Tom Ballard, Tom Gleeson, Sammy J

Votes: 13

49. Comedy Slapdown (2008–2009)

60 min | Comedy

5.0
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The Comedy Channel's COMEDY SLAPDOWN is where comic improvisation meets Wrestlemania. Hosted by H.G. Nelson, five teams compete in a totally unscripted round-robin style tournament set between the ropes in the Slapdown wrestling arena!

Stars: Greig Pickhaver, Matt Parkinson, Aneeta Mooi, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 13

50. Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (1990–1993)

Comedy

4.8
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A standard Tonight Show concept of a host interviewing celebrities with a comedic slant, intertwined with musical acts

Stars: Steve Vizard, Paul Grabowsky, Jim Bailey, Jerry Hall

Votes: 26



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