Airdate: Merrick and Rosso Show

Radio boys Merrick Watts and Tim Ross’ new show will premiere on the Comedy Channel in October.

The aptly titled Merrick and Rosso Show will be a thirty minute show with an audience, studio interviews and recorded elements.

Some of the guests being promised include Ray Martin, Sophie Monk and Ian Thorpe.

This isn’t the first time the pair have tried their hand at television. A short lived Merrick and Rosso Unplanned was shown on Nine in 2003. They also had The B Team on TEN in 2005. They first started out on TV on the Comedy Channel with Planet Merrick and Rosso.

These days on Nova Sydney the two are joined by Kate Ritchie, while Merrick is also being well-received on the ABC’s The Hollowmen.

The new show launches Thursday, October 2nd at 8:30pm.

Press Release:
Merrick and Rosso will finally return to their broadcasting birthplace when The Comedy Channel premieres their brand new series, THE MERRICK AND ROSSO SHOW on Thursday, October 2 at 8:30pm (AEST).

Each week the boys will front up before a live studio audience with their unique take on anything and everything. From what’s happening in the world of news and sport to the big questions like “Can you deep fry a watermelon?”

On THE MERRICK AND ROSSO SHOW, celebrities including Sophie Monk, Ian Thorpe and TV legend, Ray Martin will make regular guest appearances from in-studio interviews to recorded comedy pieces to show you a side of them never before seen. Into the mix will go plenty of studio audience interaction and more mayhem and stupidity than is legal in three states.

For perhaps the first time, Merrick Watts and Tim Ross will truly focus the energy and excitement of their legendary sell-out live comedy shows and bring that force to our screens.

Buckle in Australia, for a riotous half hour of THE MERRICK AND ROSSO SHOW. There won’t be a dry seat in the house.

THE MERRICK AND ROSSO SHOW starts October 2, Thursdays at 8.30pm (AEST) on The Comedy Channel.


  1. JJ, I camped out overnight in Sydney to be tenth in line for packet of Hamish and Andy’s Gravy Chips – then went straight to work!! But it was worth it. The good news for you now is that Smiths are doing a limited run at the moment across Australia.

  2. Steele…I’m referring to Real Stories…unless you know of another show Hamish and Andy were stars of. Real Stories came well after Hamish and Andy were established on Radio.

  3. “Mick Molloy, Hamish & Andy, Merrick & Rosso…any other suggestions for radio stars who flop once they’ve got their own TV Show?”

    Hamish and Andy became radios stars after their TV show flopped.

  4. What is it about TV exec’s that think Radio personalities translate well onto TV?
    Don’t get me wrong, I love them on Radio, but on TV…

    Mick Molloy, Hamish & Andy, Merrick & Rosso…any other suggestions for radio stars who flop once they’ve got their own TV Show?

  5. I almost forgot about that…..Bring Back the Ronnie Johns Half Hour! That was the only thing worth watching on TV. Chopper Reid Harden the f*#k up, an Australian cultural icon!

  6. Didn’t these guys have that B Team show on Channel Ten a few years back? It flopped massively while Ronnie Johns Half Hour seemed to at least get some sort of a fanbase.

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