Irreverent, provocative and just a little bit wrong…the six-part, sketch comedy series Black Comedy promises to ‘go blackly where no other Blackfella has gone before’.
Premiering on ABC on Wednesday November 5 at 9.30pm, Black Comedy is written entirely by Blackfellas and showcases a talented line-up of Indigenous comedic performers.
This ground-breaking series combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commercials. Black Comedy is a fast paced and entertaining look at Australian culture through the comedic prism of our first people and no area is off limits.
Starring Steven Oliver, Aaron Fa’aoso, Jon Bell, Nakkiah Lui, Elizabeth Wymarra and Bjorn Stewart, Black Comedy also stars an impressive guest line-up including; Matt Day, Jeff McMullen, Deborah Mailman, Sacha Horler, Brooke Satchwell, Brendan Cowell and Anita Hegh.
Some of the lively characters appearing throughout the series include; the Tiddas – two of the most competitive, over the top gay Blackfellas you’ll ever meet; Mavis Kelly the mean-mouthed cleaning woman; Lillian who can find a racial slur in every conversation; the Housewives of Narromine – Marcia and the acid tongued Ginny; superhero Deadly Dave who can fix the unfixable and the most traditional, ‘traditional man’ of all time.
Over the six episodes we follow the stories of the ‘Blakforce’ – an elite police unit responsible for policing what is and isn’t black in the community; Jerome, the Aboriginal boy with no sporting ability; Tiffany the white woman with an Indigenous boyfriend, whose attempts to identify with her partner get wildly out of hand; the charismatic yet insane leader of the ALF – Aboriginal Liberation Front, Marcy who’s determined to liberate Indigenous people from their middle class lives and Tatiana who uses her ‘culture’ to get what she wants.
So for fresh laughs that just might even get you thinking, don’t miss Black Comedy.
Production Credits: Scarlett Pictures, produced by Kath Shelper and Mark O’Toole. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.