Craig Eagle and Dailan Evans are the warm-up guys and general dogsbodies on 'The Blaze da Silva Experience', Australia's most popular television variety show. Their job is to hype up the ...
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Craig Eagle and Dailan Evans are the warm-up guys and general dogsbodies on 'The Blaze da Silva Experience', Australia's most popular television variety show. Their job is to hype up the audience for Blaze, then they hang around in the green room trying to put off anyone they think might do a better comedy routine than them. But what they really want is to score a proper guest spot on the show. Throughout the show, we leave the world of Blaze da Silva to find Eagle and Evans performing a series of absurdly playful sketches. Incorporating refreshing, unexpected character pieces, social satire and truly bizarre moments, the minutiae of life all come under the Eagle and Evans radar.
The first episode was originally scheduled for transmission on 25 March 2004 (and was listed in some TV guides), but pulled and delayed until 26 August. Only four of the eight episodes were then broadcast before the series was taken off and replaced by a topical comedy program about the Federal election. The series was scheduled to resume with the fifth episode on 5 November 2004, but again this was pulled at the last minute. A DVD containing all eight episodes was released in November 2004, enabling fans to see the rest of the series without having to wait for the ABC to make its mind up on a timeslot. See more »
Eagle and Evans was on for three episodes two months ago. Now, after The Chaser has finished, it's back on. I bought the DVD of this before all the episodes were aired and let me tell you, they're crackers. But I'm not going to give anything away, so I'll just refer to what I think is the funniest skit I've ever seen, June In The Restaurant. Gribbich? I'm laughing myself stupid THINKING about it...
Anyway, if you're keen to watch the remaining episodes, on a Friday night, then I'll leave you with a quote that will stay in your heads for a long time coming. Picture Bob Franklin in a safari suit saying, "Who's dancin'? Who's dancin'?" Ah, the goodness. The goodness!
PS. June In The Restaurant is battling with Santo Cilauro's "Hijack Bloopers" for my favourite ever skit. Just thought I'd let you know.
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