Since its a few days till GNW I thought I'd start a post; whats your fave Paul pic?
Here is mine:
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The Paul McDermott Appreciation Society's Journal
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4th September 2008
rebelsketcher @ : Vote for Girl Who Swallowed Bees for IF Awards
Not too sure if this is appropriate to place here. But as a member of the film industry who appreciates and wholeheartedly supports Australian film and animation, I'd like to announce that voting is open now until the 12th September for the IF (Inside Film) Awards.
Basically, a swathe of Australian made films are up for awards and Girl Who Swallowed Bees has been shortlisted in the Animation category.
You may have to register but here's the link:
http//:www.ifawards.com - then click the big button to rate the films.
There are many many good films competing against each other but I figured, "yeah why not?", and wanted to promote Paul's film. I believe he already won an AFI Award for The Scree?
While I'm here - if anyone happened to have seen Lulu's Opera House, Tarboy, and Poles Apart anywhere in their film festival travels - those were made by my friends and classmates ;D
22nd December 2007
novahos @ : Travelling back to 1991 DAAS Kapital (updated)
(Does anyone in Brisbane, or anywhere if they trust posting such a thing, have on VHS or DVD DAAS Kapital.
I've found 3 episodes so far....
I'm happy to compile them to DVD as a repayment for the loan.
Would make my Christmas if anyone happens to have it....
6th December 2007
randomosity666 @ : 2007 AFI Awards
Well I don't know if many of you knew but Mr Paul McDermott was also nominated for an AFI Award for Best Short Animation with 'The Girl Who Swallowed Bees' - Justine Kerrigan & Paul McDermott.
Current Mood: jubilant
2nd November 2007
ryttu3k @ : Save the Sideshow!
As some of you may or may not know, The Sideshow is facing cancellation at the end of this year.
Many may not know this, but both Good News Week and The Glass House faced a similar threat at the end of their first years. What saved them was... complaints from the fans. So there IS something you can do to save the show!
First, you can go to the ABC contact form and issue a complaint. Make sure to note that you want a reply, that it's a complaint and that the show in question is The Sideshow.
Second, you can sign the petition. It only takes a minute. The more numbers the better - spread this far and wide!
Third, the ABC switchboard is at (02) 8333 1500. From there, you can ask to be transferred to Complaints, or Consumer Affairs. You can also ask to speak to Programming (under Television). If you feel like going up high, the Executive Producer on The Sideshow for the ABC's side is Megan Harding, and the head of ABC TV is Kim Dalton.
And finally, you can join gnw_tv_fans - the more members, the better, and the stronger the signal to the ABC.
Crossposted all over the place - sorry if you get this more than once!
29th October 2007
saikogrrl @ : GNW Tapes
Sorry to bother you, I just wondered whether you know if anyone might have copies of old episodes of Good News Week? I would love to somehow acquire copies of as many eps as I can...
Thanks for your help!
(Cross-posted to daaspron)
29th May 2007
criminalkitten @ : HALP
Hi everyone, I'm about to x-post this message like crazy, so I'm really sorry if it appears 20934 times on you friends page. Now on with the request...
I really, really, really, really, really, really liked the song that Paul sang at the end of The Side Show this week. Does anyone have an MP3 of it allready that they would be willing to share?
If not can people give me some facts about that song. It's one I've never heard before... Is it a Paul original (doubt it - didn't sound like it)? Or anything else you've got to share on the origins of that song.
Thanking everyone in advance.
Current Mood: bouncy
8th May 2007
19th April 2007
ryttu3k @ : Heads up!
(Don't judge me, this is my only Paul icon!)
Hello, everyone! A bit of a heads up - I went to the first proper taping of The Sideshow tonight - it's absolutely brilliant. Keep an eye out for it! Saturday night, ABC, 7:30. Guests include Tripod, Evermore, That One Guy, Flacco, Claire Hooper and the Kransky Sisters, plus Cameron Bruce (formerly of GUD) on the keyboards. Highly recommended!
(And now a request - I'm leaving for Melbourne in the morning for the rest of the Comedy Festival, so I'll miss the first two episodes *tear* Can some absolutely lovely person maybe tape both episodes - and, if possible, Wednesday's Spicks & Specks and The Chaser? Will love you forever if you do!)
25th March 2007
ryttu3k @ : He's ba-ack!
Anyone catch the Sunday Telegraph today?
McDermott keen on a bit of variety
Sunday 25th March 2007
By television editor Richard Clune
Paul McDermott is returning to his old launching pad at the ABC as host of a new Saturday-night variety show.
McDermott, best remembered for his riotous former news review Good News Week, says he's excited about the return of 'real variety TV'.
"Variety is no longer a dirty word," he told the Sunday Telegraph last week.
"On this show, The Sideshow, we showcase comics and singers, but also older-style acts, such as vaudeville performers."
McDermott believes audiences are again ready for a weekend variety series.
"TV, like so many other things, is cyclical, and we haven't had a good variety program for quite some time," he said.
"This is good family fun, with all ages and everyone welcome."
The last truly successful Saturday-night variety show was Channel 9's long-running Hey Hey It's Saturday, which ended in 1999.
After a short stint with the Foxtel movie series Project Greenlight, McDermott is happy about returning to the ABC.
"I have great ties to Aunty; it's like returning to a broken home in many ways," he said.
The Sideshow, which will make its debut in late April, may find itself competing against a new variety series Channel 10 is believed to be working on.
The Sunday Telegraph has learnt the network is keen to have Hamish Blake and Andy Lee front a new Saturday-night series.
26th January 2007
ryttu3k @ : I'm not too proud to beg!
First off, sorry about the hidious cross-posting I'm engaging in...
Second, a request/beg. If anyone taped GUD on The World Stands Up Down Under on the Comedy Channel (the second song, at around 8:50, give or take a minute or two), either audio or video, can you please please please send me a copy? If you didn't tape it and are able to, and you have Foxtel Digital, it'll be repeated on The Comedy Channel 2 at around 10:50 PM.
Please? *begging hands*
27th December 2006
phorie @ : Dead and Alive
Doug Anthony Allstars
Sale price while stock lasts and ONLINE ONLY
This much-loved, much-missed comedy trio took their name from a hapless conservative politician. The name was an act of irreverent, homespun humour, which is basically what the Allstars were all about. Now long departed, this album is a glorious reminder of the funnymen and their antics, and includes such witty gems as If You’re Happy / Waco, Necro-romancer and Oprah. You can just guess what the Allstars reckon about her ...
HOT PRICE $7.99
JB, you've done it again
14th October 2006
charliequinn @ : Hello :) I hope this isn't against any modly rules - if it is, let me know via comments and I'll delete it ASAP!
Anyway, I thought you guys might be interested as I am selling some of my old DAAS merch - including some really rare and nice looking posters.
The link to all my sales is here: http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQsassZimp
The prices are pretty resonable, and I'd much prefer them to go to someone who really wants them and will enjoy them, rather than some collector who will stick them in a frame and charge $150 each.
Thanks for reading :)
25th September 2006
2nd April 2006
8th March 2006
saikogrrl @ : Good News Week Video
Hi, not sure if requests are entirely kosher, but am desperate so just thought I'd give it a try...
Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a copy of the GNW video Unseen and Obscene? I know it came out ages ago, that's why I'm clueless as to where to find it....
Any help is appreciated!
(cross-posted to abc_comedy)
Current Mood: hopeful
12th January 2006
count_nickula @ : Heads up - The Scree on SBS (Oz)
On Sat 14th Jan, SBS is showing The Scree, on their shorts series, SOS:
11:25 pm S O S - SHORTS ON SCREEN
The Scree – Five strange friends set out on an adventure in a tiny boat. They discover a mysterious island. One by one they meet a tragic end as they attempt to flee the island and escape the dreaded Scree. (From Australia, in English) (Rpt) PG
Yay! So, if you missed it, the last time (like me), go nuts :P
5th November 2005
19th July 2005
23rd June 2005
journette @ : Paul in Singapore, Part II.
And I'm back. Still stewing but never mind. Little account of GUD's Singapore appearance, FYI.
GUD is the finale to the MICF Roadshow, and tonight was the first night. GUD was on for less than half an hour, I think, so we had a condensed version- they did the Your Jeans Are Too Tight song (hahaha that was funny), one about doing a new kiddy show to rival Hi-5 and the Wiggles, and two others (sorry, I should remember this but... argh... oh yes, one included the Sign of the Cross, I couldn't hear, I was laughing quite hard). I was right, it was a sanitized performance, and while some of the original jokes were left in, some were self-censored, and the cruder and more in-your-face ones were taken out completely. There was no hugging, but Paul did jump off the stage to shake hands with about four people, including self (as could hardly avoid self, sitting close enough to put feet up on stage).
In their defense, the comedians were apparently issued a memo telling them what they could and couldn't cover- I am DYING to see this memo, but I have no idea which department it came from- including, apparently, "no jokes about the Singapore Government"- to which one of the other comedians deadpanned, "that's ok, because I HAVE no jokes about the Singapore government". ;D yeah. We HAVE no sense of humour, you see.
Dave Callan hosted it, and he was just really really hilarious. Nick Sun was ok, clearly uncomfortable, but I think he just needs a bit more practice and some mental organisation. But Tom Gleeson and Fiona O'Loughlin were just rip-roaring funny. I was hoarse from laughing after the show and really tired.
I think they all went for drinks after but as I'm a square un-pubby, un-clubby person, I just waited in the foyer for GUD. I was too shy to approach Cameron and Mick (yes, I'm very Asian that way- I don't like to intrude), but I gathered just enough courage to ask Paul to sign my book, and we just had a little chat while we was signing it.
OH! And they had GUD CDs and mug-holders! :) Hehe. I bought a GUD CD. They were S$10. I suppose they left out the GUD knickers to avoid offending any prudish sensibilities.
But we HAVE become a lot less prudish as an Asian nation now- we're more global and a lot of people have come back from studying overseas with broader minds- and I think some comedians might still be over-reacting to the perceived stereotypes. :) Or just very cautiously avoiding defamation suits. ;p
Current Mood: tired
journette @ : I. Am. Going. To. KILL. Myself.
I had my friggin' camera with me but lost my head that Paul was having a conversation with me and signing my copy of The Scree, that I forgot to GET A PICTURE!
It's ALWAYS SOMETHING, ISN'T IT!! Dammit!
See, Naomi and Paula, there was no squealing, but the molecules in my head just split apart and are still slowly coming back together now.
They are here for two more nights. Do I be creepy and go back for a picture after like one of these shows, or just leave it? Will I regret it forever if I don't?
I'll update later on what actually transpired. Am still stewing at myself. Excuse me. I need to go self-flagellate.
13th June 2005
journette @ : Paul in Singapore.
My dreams have come true. :) The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is coming to Singapore! And Paul with it! *shrieks and prances around madly*
Off the website:
You’ve seen Strictly Dancing... Well, now for something completely different! Strictly Dancing host, Paul McDermott, previously of Good News Week and The Doug Anthony All Stars, fronts comedy super band GUD, with Mick Moriarty (The Gadflys) on guitar and Cameron Bruce (The Polaroids) on keyboards. Joining them on stage, a man once described as "Australia’s fluffiest comedian", Dave Callan, veteran funnyman, Tom Gleeson, rising comedy star, Nick Sun and mother of five, Fiona O’Loughlin who says, "I know five is a lot of children but my husband and I are committed … we’re going to keep trying till we get one we like!"
I have tickets for front row centre. Is that a good idea, or am I going to get picked on again?
Should be interesting to see how they cope with a conservative Asian audience.
Current Mood: hyper