Paul Fenech today has thanked current affairs shows that ran a story on his upcoming series Housos recently, including some confusion about whether the show was a comedy or a reality show.
“It was great publicity so thank you to the stooges,” he said.
“But it’s a pity that a joke in Australia can now become a political football.”
The comedy, which is a successor to Swift and Shift Couriers, is set in a housing comission estate with plenty of knockabout characters and Fenech’s trademark style of leaving no sacred cows untouched. ]
But Fenech also stands up for bogans of Australia.
“There are so many bogans in Australia a show had to be made about them,” he says.
“It wasn’t just an idea, the total bogan movement of Australia demanded a show be made about them so I gave it to them.
“For me I like to root for the underdog no matter what.
“I’ve got more friends who are like characters in Housos than further up the chain. A lot of the actors are my friends and some of them are playing characters that are not far from themselves.”
The series also includes all the regulars including Ian Turpie, Angry Anderson, Amanda Keller and Melissa Tkautz.
It starts at the naughty time of 10pm Monday on SBS ONE.
You can read more at The Age.