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In 1988 the Media Arts company was asked by Network Ten Australia to produce a one hour-a-week comedy program. The rest is history. Within a few months, The Comedy Company became a David beating the country's top rating Goliath "60 Minutes" to become the most successful comedy program of the decade.

The Comedy Company soared to the No 1 position on Australian television and remained the consistently highest rating weekly for two years. The series scooped every major award and produced a flood of spin-off books, records, merchandising and, naturally, imitators.

The heart of the program was the line-up of regular characters including Kylie the schoolgirl, Con the Fruiterer, Uncle Arthur and Colin Carpenter who appeared each week in their own segments, amongst topical sketches and TV parodies.

The team that wrote and starred in this seminal program were:

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Mark Mitchell Maryanne Fahey Glenn Robbins
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Sioban Tuke Kim Gyngell Chris Keogh
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Russell Gilbert Paula Gardner Pete Rowsthorn
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Head Writer       
Doug McLeod

 

 

Creator and Producer
Ian McFadyen

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