Tim is one of 63 comedians interviewed for the new three-part documentary series Stop Laughing…This Is Serious, which starts at 9pm this Wednesday on ABC.
The series, narrated by Eric Bana, explores the development of Australian comedy through social and political change, inter-weaving extensive archive material and intimate interviews with some of the country’s best loved comedians, revealing how humour, laughter and comedy are integral to Australian national identity.
Episode 1: ‘Faark, Faark’ looks upwards at those in authority and “punching upwards”.
Wednesday, March 25th at 9pm
Episode 2: ‘Look at Moi, Look at Moi’ looks inwards at the importance of the Australian ability to laugh
Wednesday, April 1st at 9pm
Episode 3: ‘Hello Possums’ looks at Australian comedy on the world stage.
Wednesday, April 8th at 9pm
Matilda The Musical has been short-listed for the This Morning Audience Award at the Olivier Awards 2015.
It’s the only Olivier to be decided entirely by public vote.
If you voted for Matilda in Stage One (thank you!) you do not need to vote again as your vote has been carried forward.
However, if you have not yet voted then you have until 17:00 on 10th April, 2015, to take part in the Stage Two voting here.
The winner will be announced at the glittering Olivier Awards ceremony on Sunday 12th April, 2015, at Royal Opera House.
More information can be found at www.olivierawards.com.
Tim and director Matthew Warchus caught up with the four Matildas in rehearsals a couple of weeks ago and below the evidentiary photo you’ll find a short video of the Matildas encouraging voting before demonstrating expert execution of the Matilda pose:
L-R: Matthew Warchus, Matilda Shapland, Lara McDonnell, Anna-Louise Knight, Violet Tucker, Tim. Photo by Manuel Harlan
There have been a number of requests for the merch created for Tim’s spectacular Sydney Opera House ‘On The Steps’ show, last month, so it’s now been made available through Tim’s shop here. They ship internationally.
So, if you attended the gig but didn’t get near the merch stall or if you didn’t make it to the show but fancy a souvenir of the event with the unique artwork, here’s your chance.
There are Limited Edition T-shirts in a range of sizes and Limited Edition Posters, some of which are signed by Tim.