Comedy Company, The

Mark Mitchell, Maryanne Fahey, Glenn Robbins, Sioban Tuke, Kim Gyngell, Chris Keogh, Russell Gilbert, Paula Gardner, Peter Rowsthorn, Ian McFadyen, Tim Smith

Members of Comedy Company, The: Glenn Robbins, Ian McFadyen, Kim Gyngell, Maryanne Fahey, Peter Rowsthorn, Russell Gilbert (2)

Discography of Comedy Company, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Comedy Company Album 21 Audio 1988 CBS

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 Mole the schoolgirl, Con the Fruiterer (whose daughters were Roula, Soula, Toula, Voula, Foula, and Agape), Uncle Arthur (crazy old man with bird poo on his back) and Colin Carpenter (the clueless dole bludger) who appeared each week in their own segments, amongst topical sketches and TV parodies.

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