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Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell 

No-holds-barred news satire show presented by comedian Shaun Micallef that gleefully riffs on Aussie politics.
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Series cast summary:
Shaun Micallef ...  Self - Host / ... 127 episodes, 2012-2020
Francis Greenslade Francis Greenslade ...  ABC Sports Correspondent / ... 127 episodes, 2012-2020
Emily Taheny ...  Maggie Bathysphere / ... 127 episodes, 2012-2020
Tosh Greenslade ...  Caspar Jonquil / ... 127 episodes, 2012-2020
Stephen Hall Stephen Hall ...  Darius Horsham / ... 120 episodes, 2012-2020
Roz Hammond ...  Dolly Norman / ... 111 episodes, 2012-2020
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Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL is a half-hour weekly round-up, branding, inoculation and crutching of all the important news stories of the week. Along with a like-minded Think Tank of reporters and pundits, Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL offers not only reportage and analysis of the week's events, but discussion, argument and dissection of what's making the world turn every which way.

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Brilliant, until Shaun Micallef realised he worked for the ABC
19 December 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

(Review updated after 2018 season).

If you know Shaun Micallef's previous work - The Micallef Program/Programme/Pogram, Newstopia plus his work on Full Frontal - you'll know what to expect. Clever dialogue-driven comedy, where every word matters and the joke often hinges on a single word. Throw in some Pythonesque left-field randomness and there you have his modus operandi.

Now put that in a fake newscast environment (a la The Colbert Report) and any item of news is a source for comedy.

Very intelligent comedy...with a touch of the absurd throw in.

This was, until about 2016/17. At a point Micallef either got reminded by ABC senior management that the ABC is in the Liberal-bashing business or he himself decided to pander to the average ABC viewer. From then on, instead of being clever, politically-neutral satire the show became clearly left-wing and the originality went out of it, being reduced to empty, tiresome, predictable jibes.

I got through 10 minutes of the 2018 season before giving up.

9/10 for the first 5-6 seasons, 3/10 thereafter.


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