ABC TV has today announced the appointment of Rick Kalowski as the Head of Comedy.

Kalowski, who previously worked as a lawyer and who currently holds the title of Creative Director for Quail television, has extensive experience creating, writing and producing both international and Australian television projects.

Most recently, Kalowski was involved in the top rating series At Home with Julia (ABC1) which earned him an AACTA Award nomination for Best TV Comedy Series and two Australian Writers’ Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Writing.

Carole Sklan, ABC TV’s Head of Drama said, “We're delighted Rick is joining ABC TV as Head of Comedy. He is passionate about Australian comedy and brings considerable creative skills and experience to the role. Rick has written and produced hours of sketch and narrative comedy. He also has a background in the law which seems to have only enhanced his sense of humour.”

Kalowski said, “I’m hugely honoured and excited to be joining ABC TV as Head of Comedy. The ABC’s greatest comedy shows have been foundation experiences in my life, both as a viewer and a writer, and the opportunity to help continue that tradition is truly a privilege. Hopefully I don’t wreck the joint”.

Kalowski will take on his new role in the second half of this year. In the meantime, ABC Fiction will continue to manage the comedy slate. 

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