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Let’s Celebrate HBO Comedy this Fall!

Let’s Celebrate HBO Comedy this Fall!

Catch that title? We mean it literally and figuratively. The HBO Comedy channel of your HBO package is serving up a lineup of comedy series this fall and promoting the hell out of it. It is a perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the funny antics of some of HBO’s comedic genius. This post takes a quick look at the six shows that will air weeknights at 7:00pm all fall long. THE COMEBACK – In November (11.09) HBO debuts the surprise return of Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish in the second season of this show. HBO Comedy repeats the first season weeknights to prepare for the second coming. The series, for the unfamiliar, is a satirical...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl on DVD and Digital HD

Ja’mie: Private School Girl on DVD and Digital HD

It’s finally here, and anybody who is anybody will already have this DVD set in their freshly manicured hands. If you haven’t picked it up yet, then order it now! This is a series that totes deserves a re-watch, and now you get Bonus Features, too! If you didn’t watch Ja’mie: Private School Girl when it aired on HBO, what’s wrong with you? You’re obviously a boarder and need to sort out your priorities. Order the DVD set, put your lip gloss on and get watching! In case you missed it, which would be hard to believe, Ja’mie: Private School Girl is another brilliant comedy series from Chris Lilley, who...

JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

Chris Lilley and his brand of humor, seen on HBO in SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, ANGRY BOYS and JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL, is getting the heat put to him and now carries the label of ‘racist.’ It has surfaced now because his latest show and character have raised the ire of some. JONAH FROM TONGA is the name of the show and the character coming our way beginning 08.08.14, providing irate groups don’t get it removed. Their peeve is the use of ‘brownface’ and denigrating a class of people, namely those that hail from Polynesian Tonga. The mockumentray style show already aired in Australia and didn’t seem to gather any negative...

JONAH FROM TONGA Releases Plot Details

JONAH FROM TONGA Releases Plot Details

Chris Lilley’s latest series about his stable of characters has already set a debut date and now actually releases details about the plot of the show which will run six episodes long. His latest is JONAH FROM TONGA which premieres on 08.08, a Friday night, beginning at 10:00pm. In the limited series we learn that after being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah Takalua’s father, Rocky, banishes him to the island of Tongapatu to spend time with his extended family and get his life back together. But four months later, fed up with Jonah’s antics, his uncle sends him back to Sydney to enroll in yet another school, the Holy Cross...

Lilley’s ‘Jonah from Tonga’ Debuts August 8th

Lilley’s ‘Jonah from Tonga’ Debuts August 8th

Can’t get enough of Chris Lilley? Well, he’s following up Summer Heights High, Angry Boys and Ja’mie Private School Girl with another series: Jonah from Tonga! Fans of Summer Heights High know that Jonah is a rebellious teen who’s proud of his Polynesian heritage. Here’s a taste of Jonah: The new show will debut on HBO August 8th at 9PM (a Friday night) with a dual episode. Subsequent Fridays will feature a single episode. The series, like Ja’mie, will run SIX episodes of thirty minutes a piece. Thanks for keeping us laughing, Chris! Can’t wait for this...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

Ja’mie: Private School Girl DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

Coming this summer from HBO Home Entertainment® is a DVD release that is “so frickin’ quiche” it might just win the Hillford Medal. In Chris Lilley’s hilarious Summer Heights High, Ja’mie King (one of many characters played by Lilley himself) was a private school princess slumming it at a lowly public school. But in Ja’mie: Private School Girl, available to own on DVD and Digital HD August 5, 2014, Lilley zooms in the lens on one of his most beloved and bitchy characters as she plays out her final days as the most popular girl at the prestigious Hillford Girls Grammar school. The irreverently funny and...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Never one to balk at stretching the boundaries, the ever amazing Chris Lilley gave us a Ja’mie series finale that we will never forget. In the season finale of Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Ja’mie’s got a plan to show Hilford that passing her over for the Hilford Medal was a very bad idea, indeed. And boy did she pull it off! By exposing herself on Presentation Day, Ja’mie showed us all that she can not be so easily silenced. The image of Ja’mie, standing topless before the entire school was a shock to many, as Lilley, who plays Ja’mie, is a man. I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a...

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