No laugh­ing mat­ter

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The ABC used to pro­duce very good com­edy pro­grams— Mother and Son, Kath and Kim. Now, un­for­tu­nately it is sink­ing to the bot­tom of the bar­rel with Ran­dling and Shaun Mi­callef’s Mad as Hell. Ran­dling is as weak as the prod­uct of a cat’s blad­der and An­drew Den­ton’s tal­ent is wasted in this piece of ut­ter ab­sur­dity. How he al­lowed him­self to get in­volved in this trav­esty is beyond me. As for Mi­callef, he must be the most un­funny ‘‘ funny’’ man on tele­vi­sion. The ABC should axe both pro­grams im­me­di­ately, use Den­ton’s tal­ents more wisely and send Mi­callef back to what­ever dull back­ground from which he came. Un­doubt­edly, a few may disagree with me, but I would sooner see re­runs of Yes, Prime Min­is­ter or Open All Hours than th­ese two bits of garbage mas­querad­ing as com­edy.

Bob, via email

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