Catch Scumbus, it’s just the ticket for laughs
has picked up first rights to a debut comedy feature by Ed Kavalee (pictured) starring some of Australia’s best-known comedians. The film, called Scumbus, is Kavalee’s first film, written, produced and funded by the comedian. The film, an idea of Kavalee’s and friend Josh Lawson, airs on Saturday, November 10, at 9.30pm and later on the catch-up service. ‘‘It was conceived by myself and Josh Lawson before he got taken under the wing of Will Ferrell,’’ Kavalee says. ‘‘No one is making comedy telemovies. So I thought let’s give this a go. Ten saw it, loved it and said they’d love to play it. It’s a little comedy about two life-long best friends who are also cops. One is a goody-goody and the other is out to get whatever he can get.’’ Kavalee called in favours from friends including The Project’s Dave Hughes, Toby Truslove of Outland and Strange Calls, Tony Martin, Peter Helliar, Glenn Robbins, Lachy Hulme, Ryan Shelton, Kate Langbroek and Samantha Tolj. ‘‘I asked if they’d have one day, or half a day to spare. Once they all said yes, we had no excuse. We had to make the damn thing,’’ says Kavalee.