Genuinely funny, all Aussie comedy
for the rest of Australia while the person involved tells the story in their own words to Hamish and Andy.
And most times, remember, we are not laughing with you, we are laughing at you.
While some tales have more spectacular twists or outrageous (but true) plots than others, the consistent high quality in direction and performances by the cast have produced one of the high points of the year again for free to air television.
It’s worthwhile to tune in just to see who is in the ever-changeable cast.
Acting royalty such as Bruce Spence and Essie Davis, comedy legends like Mark Mitchell and Rob Sitch, icons like John Waters and Santo Cilauro, even the narration by Rod Mullinar lifts the production value higher than far more expensive and more pre- tentious drama series.
There are surprises around every corner and if you are not smiling or laughing at the improbable but obviously possible experiences each episode’s hero has endured, you are gasping in anticipation at what might happen next.
We are told hosts Hamish and Andy, like the audience, have not heard the subject’s story before filming and by their reactions it’s obviously true and not some marketing ruse.
That’s probably why Hamish and Andy are so popular, they are absolutely genuine, funny and sharing men who understand that what we find funny in real life can be translated to the small screen with the right care and respect.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT: Truth is stranger and often funnier than fiction on Hamish and Andy’s True Story.