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screen shot from the episode, 'Housewives of Narromine' played by Deborah Mailman and Elizabeth Wymarra.
form y Black Comedy series - publisher   film/TV  
Note: Written by and starring Indigenous writers and performers.
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'The six-episode series Black Comedy, written by and starring indigenous performers, is the first comedy by the ABC's Indigenous Department. Since its launch in 2010, the department has primarily produced critically acclaimed drama including Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street and telemovie Mabo. 'The series combines a mix of obsercational physical shetches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commericials.' (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald online; Koori Mail issue, 587, 2014:4)

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Black Comedy Back on ABC 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 January no. 618 2016; (p. 18)
'Black Comedy returns to the ABC...with a second six-part series of sketches and satire...'
Sadness of Black Humour 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 February 2016; (p. 35)
There's a hint of frustrated sadness in Deborah Mailman’s voice when she responds to a question about diversity on our television shows.It’s a query the acclaimed indigenous actor has had to answer countless times over the course of her almost two-decade career – and that’s the point.“I don’t know how many times we have to have this conversation before something changes,” Mailman says.“It’s time and time again. There’s a bloody hell of a long way to go and it’s just appalling, to be honest.” ...'
Rapper Who Sees the Funny Side Rudi Maxwell , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 February no. 619 2016; (p. 21)
'Yorta Yorta man Adam Briggs is pretty good at seeing the funny side...'
They're a Funny Mob Penny Durham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 June 2016; (p. 4)
Ethnic Diversity on Australian TV : Are We Finally Ready for Colour on Our Screens? Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;
'If you were judging the state of Australian television by last Sunday's Logies, you might reasonably conclude that when it comes to on screen diversity – of the ethnic variety, at least – we're not doing too badly. ...'
Shedding the ‘Victim Narrative’ for Tales of Magic, Myth and Superhero Pride Carissa Lee Godwin , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 June 2016;
'One of the things I love about my culture is the sense of magic within it. Everything was created from some greater power, and I can see why elders worry that our young people are losing that sense of magic, of wonder, within the oldest living culture in the world. ...'
Family Ties Steve Dow , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 October 2016;
'Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.'
You Gotta Laugh Sue Yeap , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 February 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Breath of Fresh Air on a Wild Walkabout Juliana Yu , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 February 2016; (p. 4) The Age , 4 February 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Originality Is the New Black in Comedy Ben Pobjie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 2016; (p. 43) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 February 2016; (p. 35)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Get Ready for More Black Comedy 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 December 2015; (p. 3)
'ABC TV's Black Comedy will be back for a second season, starting early next year...'
This Comedy Will be Truly Black 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 October no. 587 2014; (p. 4)
Tune in For Some Black Comedy 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 588 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Black Comedy Hits Primetime Geoff Bagnall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 29 October vol. 13 no. 382 2014; (p. 24)
'Black Comedyis set to hit primetime television with a stellar cast gues starts supporting a stellar troupe of writer/producer/actors...'
Tune in For Some Black Comedy 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 588 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Comedy on Target Michael Idato , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2014; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Tune in For Some Black Comedy 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 588 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Comedy on Target Michael Idato , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2014; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
You Gotta Laugh Sue Yeap , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 February 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Breath of Fresh Air on a Wild Walkabout Juliana Yu , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 February 2016; (p. 4) The Age , 4 February 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Originality Is the New Black in Comedy Ben Pobjie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 2016; (p. 43) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 February 2016; (p. 35)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
This Comedy Will be Truly Black 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 October no. 587 2014; (p. 4)
Tune in For Some Black Comedy 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 588 2014; (p. 12)

— Review of Black Comedy Steven Oliver Elizabeth Wymarra Bjorn Stewart Nakkiah Lui Jon Bell 2014 series - publisher film/TV
Black Comedy Hits Primetime Geoff Bagnall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 29 October vol. 13 no. 382 2014; (p. 24)
'Black Comedyis set to hit primetime television with a stellar cast gues starts supporting a stellar troupe of writer/producer/actors...'
Get Ready for More Black Comedy 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 December 2015; (p. 3)
'ABC TV's Black Comedy will be back for a second season, starting early next year...'
Black Comedy Back on ABC 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 January no. 618 2016; (p. 18)
'Black Comedy returns to the ABC...with a second six-part series of sketches and satire...'
Sadness of Black Humour 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 February 2016; (p. 35)
There's a hint of frustrated sadness in Deborah Mailman’s voice when she responds to a question about diversity on our television shows.It’s a query the acclaimed indigenous actor has had to answer countless times over the course of her almost two-decade career – and that’s the point.“I don’t know how many times we have to have this conversation before something changes,” Mailman says.“It’s time and time again. There’s a bloody hell of a long way to go and it’s just appalling, to be honest.” ...'
Rapper Who Sees the Funny Side Rudi Maxwell , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 February no. 619 2016; (p. 21)
'Yorta Yorta man Adam Briggs is pretty good at seeing the funny side...'
They're a Funny Mob Penny Durham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 June 2016; (p. 4)
Ethnic Diversity on Australian TV : Are We Finally Ready for Colour on Our Screens? Karl Quinn , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;
'If you were judging the state of Australian television by last Sunday's Logies, you might reasonably conclude that when it comes to on screen diversity – of the ethnic variety, at least – we're not doing too badly. ...'
Shedding the ‘Victim Narrative’ for Tales of Magic, Myth and Superhero Pride Carissa Lee Godwin , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 June 2016;
'One of the things I love about my culture is the sense of magic within it. Everything was created from some greater power, and I can see why elders worry that our young people are losing that sense of magic, of wonder, within the oldest living culture in the world. ...'
Family Ties Steve Dow , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 October 2016;
'Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.'
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