Kylie’s ability to not take herself too seriously is exemplified beautifully in these two clips from The Comedy Company in 1989.
Tony Martin talks about the groundbreaking 1990s radio comedy program Martin/Molloy being inducted into the 2020 Sounds of Australia and preserved at the NFSA.
Martin/Molloy was a popular, nationally syndicated comedy radio program broadcast to over 50 radio stations between 1995 and 1998.
During the four years of Martin/Molloy there were two Federal Australian elections, both of which provided seemingly endless comedic content for the duo.
Radio and television voice-over artist Pete Smith was involved with the duo on all of their projects beginning with their radio show Bulltwang in 1990.
By the end of 1998, Tony Martin and Mick Molloy were exhausted.
Sketches on Martin/Molloy often featured highly-specific references to obscure parts of cinema.
Although the 'Radio Gladiators' segment was aimed at getting people to call up about the topic of the day, Mick and Tony put a lot of effort into how to introduce the topic – which they referred to
Martin/Molloy often featured parodies of popular and not-so-popular films, this one belonging solidly in the latter category.
One of the most memorable series of sketches on the show was 'Tum and Phul', the presenters of a fictitious New Zealand morning radio show.