Lawson just Joshing

Josh Lawson told TV Tonight his deal struck with FOX in the US was a surreal stroke of luck.

“What can I say, I was in the right place at the right time, and they saw my stuff and they dug it,” he said. “I thought ‘I can do this.'”

But after meeting ‘all the right people’ the projects so far, including the comedy Spaced, have been upstaged by a troubled year for the US industry. Lawson was upbeat it would ultimately prove fortuitous.

“There’s a few things that we’re talking about, that aren’t set in stone at the moment,” he said.

“But this year was tricky with all the strikes… the writers, the directors, maybe an actors strike. It’s tumultuous waters over there but when all that pans out, when the dust settles, there’ll be a few things coming up. I’ve got my ten fingers in ten different pies. All delicious pies!”

Lawson, who will also co-present Wipeout for Channel Nine, has also been a frequent guest on Thank God You’re Here. He thinks the sale from TEN to Seven could be worth a TV show in itself.

“I think the real series is checking out the executives at TEN,” he said. “I think they might be walking around like the walking dead!

“I love the Working Dog guys, I’ll follow them wherever they should go!”

Actor Angus Sampson, also a favourite guest on the comedy show, said it’s amazing how many people are talking about the show’s switch to a new network.

“A lot of people have been asking me about it but I haven’t spoken to the boys. As long as they’re happy, I’m happy.

“I only do it just ‘cos I love them. I only did one ep in S2 and two in S3. I really love them, I’d do catering for them, they’re geniuses.”


  1. I see no reason why either couldn’t appear other actors have appeard on other networks, eg lisa mccune appeared on Rove when sea patrol was being promoted (if i recall correctly).

  2. Josh hasn’t been in Australia for a good while, in fact his actions over the American Elections would even put him in the “Paul Hogan” category, publishing statements on Facebook like “I am now an American”, “Lets get Obama Elected” and after the election “Thank God we made the right choice” actually offended a lot of his long time mates who now consider him a completely different person.

    Good luck to him, but its a shame when someone gets a little attention from over there and they think they have cured cancer, that’s one of the flaws of Australia, we are very arrogant and egotistical when we do well and think we are perfect and infallible.

    Its like we have lost a friend.

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