Amanda Keller acting? Ian Turpie doing comedy? Melissa Tkautz back on screen? Angry Anderson being angry once again?
It’s all part of the drill of SBS’ next comedy series, Swift and Shift Couriers. Made by Paul Fenech (Pizza),it promises to parody “the people, the politics and the outrageous events of a working-class business.”
It also promises “a ton of celebrity cameos.” Bring it on.
It starts 8:30pm Monday Oct 27 on SBS, replacing South Park.
From the makers of Pizza, comes Swift and Shift Couriers, a hilarious new comedy that parodies the people, the politics and the outrageous events of a working-class business. Starting on SBS on Monday October 27 at 8.30pm, Swift and Shift Couriers follows the incompetent, inappropriate and absurd day to day dramas of the staff at Hashfield depot.
Most people come across couriers bustling about in their trucks and on their bikes, cutting traffic, parking illegally and delivering packages across the CBD. On paper, their profession seems relatively simple. The customer calls in a job, the call centre passes on details to dispatch, they in turn book a courier to arrange the pick up and deliver in a timely manner – easy right?
So how does the team at Swift and Shift Couriers always manage to stuff it up!
Depot manager Keith (Ian Turpie) has worked at Swift and Shift for over 20 years. Despite his wealth of experience, Keith reports to the younger “text book” regional manager Amanda (Amanda Keller). Amanda is determined to prove that she can whip Keith’s underachieving team into shape and gives him six months to turn the business around.
Keith knows that transforming is going to be harder than it seems, especially when you have misfits that include call centre newbie Leanne (Kirsty-Lee Allen) “popular” sales rep Melissa (Melissa Tkautz), couriers “Mario” (Paul Fenech) his cousin “Luigi” (Sam Greco), the twins, and Agro (Angry Anderson). Not to mention the lazy loading docks boys headed up by Kiwi Kev (Kev Taumata.)
Will Keith manage to turn the Hashfield depot into a well oiled machine? Or will Amanda finally get what she wants and shut the place down?
Only one thing is for certain, the new series, Swift and Shift Couriers will deliver big laughs, more stunts and a ton of celebrity cameos.
In episode one: It’s Leanne Murdoch’s first day at the Swift and Shift Courier Company. Keith is given six months to improve his hapless staff; and his couriers lose the NRL grand final trophy.