Stand-up comedian David Woodhead, actor/rapper Gabriel Willie and social commentator/writer Nayuka Gorrie have joined the cast of writers/performers of the ABC’s Black Comedy.
The third season of the sketch comedy, which takes a cheeky look at Australian culture through the our nation’s first people, started shooting in Sydney today.
Among those returning are actor Aaron Fa’Aoso and writer/performer Nakkiah Lui, joined by actors Wayne Blair and Rarriwuy Hick.
There will be guest appearances from a host of names including Adam Briggs, Leah Purcell, Jack Charles, Christine Anu, Elizabeth Wymarra, Elaine Crombie, Matt Day and Lisa Hensley.
Launched in 2014, the show has built a cult following on the ABC and iview. Written and directed entirely by Blackfellas, the six-part series combines observational and physical sketches with historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commercials.
The directors are Beck Cole and Steven McGregor and the producers are Kath Shelper and Mark O’Toole for Scarlett Pictures. The series will debut later this year.