Black comedy : the ABC makes bold foray into race relations
Bond, Chelsea (2014) Black comedy : the ABC makes bold foray into race relations. The Conversation, November(6).
ABC’s new Indigenous sketch show Black Comedy, which premiered last night, is touted as a “show by blackfellas … for everyone”. As a blackfella, I’m not sure I agree that it is for “everyone” but that’s precisely why I love it.
It’s been over 40 years since Basically Black, the first Indigenous sketch show aired on our screens, and it’s been too long a wait to see our mob doing humour our way in our living rooms once again.
The characters we met last night were, as promised, bigger and blacker than ever. When it comes to Australian television … well it’s about time.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Indigenous Australia, Comedy, Television, Media representation, race|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 The Conversation Media Group|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2015 00:05|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2015 00:34|
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