Catch Scum­bus, it’s just the ticket for laughs

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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.

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