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).

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 81963
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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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