Black Comedy (TV series)

Black Comedy is an Australian television sketch comedy program produced by Scarlett Pictures which first screened on ABC on 5 November 2014. Black Comedy combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commercials and is a fast-paced look at Australian culture through the comedic prism of Indigenous Australians.[3][4]

Black Comedy
Also known asDon't Be Afraid of the Darkies[1]
GenreSketch comedy[2]
Directed by
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sally Riley
Producer(s)
CinematographyEric Murray Lui
Production company(s)Scarlett Pictures
DistributorAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original networkABC
Original release5 November 2014 (2014-11-05) 
present
External links
Official website

A second series screened in 2016.[5]

Cast

Guests

Episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
165 November 2014 (2014-11-05)10 December 2014 (2014-12-10)
263 February 2016 (2016-02-03)9 March 2016 (2016-03-09)
3619 September 2018 (2018-09-19)24 October 2018 (2018-10-24)

Series 1 (2014)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
(millions)
11"Episode 1"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonJon Bell, Steven Oliver, Elizabeth Wymarra, Nakkiah Lui and Bjorn Stewart5 November 2014 (2014-11-05)0.35[7]
22"Episode 2"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonJon Bell, Steven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui, Elizabeth Wymarra, Moses Nelliman & Michael Passi12 November 2014 (2014-11-12)0.35[8]
33"Episode 3"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonSteven Oliver, Jon Bell, Elizabeth Wymarra, Nakkiah Lui and Bjorn Stewart19 November 2014 (2014-11-19)0.27[9]
44"Episode 4"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonNakkiah Lui, Steven Oliver, Bjorn Stewart, Jon Bell and Elizabeth Wymarra26 November 2014 (2014-11-26)0.31[10]
55"Episode 5"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonSteven Oliver, Jon Bell, Nakkiah Lui, Moses Nelliman, Elizabeth Wymarra and Bjorn Stewart3 December 2014 (2014-12-03)N/A
66"Episode 6"Beck Cole and Craig AndersonSteven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui, Jon Bell, Bjorn Stewart and Elizabeth Wymarra10 December 2014 (2014-12-10)N/A

Series 2 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
(millions)
71"Episode 1"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnAdam Briggs, Steven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui, Karen Edwards, Andy Williams and Kiara Milera3 February 2016 (2016-02-03)0.58[11]
82"Episode 2"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnAdam Briggs, Steven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui, Paul Ryan and Kiara Milera10 February 2016 (2016-02-10)0.36[12]
93"Episode 3"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnAdam Briggs, Steven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui and Kiara Milera17 February 2016 (2016-02-17)0.34[13]
104"Episode 4"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnNakkiah Lui, Adam Briggs, Steven Oliver, Ian Zaro, Dylan River and Kiara Milera24 February 2016 (2016-02-24)N/A
115"Episode 5"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnNakkiah Lui, Steven Oliver, Ian Zaro and Kiara Milera2 March 2016 (2016-03-02)0.28[14]
126"Episode 6"Beck Cole and Erica GlynnSteven Oliver, Nakkiah Lui, Paul Ryan, Ian Zaro, Adam Briggs and Kiara Milera9 March 2016 (2016-03-09)0.33[15]

Promotion

Prior to the premiere of Black Comedy in November, ABC released a sketch, "Race Card Platinum" on the Friday Night Crack Up on 10 October 2014 as part of the ABC's "MentalAs" campaign to raise money and awareness for mental health issues. The sketch was introduced by series writer/actor Elizabeth Wymarra and series actor Aaron Fa'aoso and featured actor, Kyas Sherriff in a mock-advertising campaign for the fictitious "Race Card Platinum".[16]

References

  1. Knox, David (2 December 2012). "ABC 2013: full programming". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. Yu, Juliana (4 February 2016). "Indigenous sketch show Black Comedy "bigger and blacker" for second season". Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. Houston, Melinda. "Black Comedy a super comedy for ABC television".
  4. Yu, Juliana (3 February 2016). "Indigenous sketch show Black Comedy "bigger and blacker" for second season".
  5. Knox, David (24 August 2015). "Renewed: Black Comedy". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  6. "Black Comedy: How Indigenous humour is driving social change". 26 April 2016.
  7. Knox, David (6 November 2014). "Multichannels help Seven catch Nine's cricket". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  8. Knox, David (13 November 2014). "Media Circus scores as Big Brother falls". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  9. Knox, David (20 November 2014). "Nine's cricket catches Wednesday win". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  10. Knox, David (27 November 2014). "Big Brother finale tops demos –but can't avoid new low". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  11. Knox, David (4 February 2016). "Seven ahead with strong Wednesday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  12. Knox, David (11 February 2016). "Winning streak for Seven on Wednesday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  13. Knox, David (3 March 2016). "MKR, First Dates a match made in Seven". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  14. Knox, David (3 March 2016). "First Dates delivers Wednesday win". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  15. Knox, David (10 March 2016). "MKR, First Dates take Seven to the win". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  16. "ABC Indigenous - Sneak preview, Black Comedy sketch "Race... - Facebook".
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