Returning: Balls Of Steel Australia

John Burgess joins the cast of the Comedy Channel’s Balls of Steel Australia from tonight.

Baby John plays the game show host from hell in the prank show, with his segments Burgo’s Number Words and Burgo’s Big Picture Game.

Other new faces include comedian Amaan, playing “Short Tempered”, lunatic duo Steve Bradley and Jeffrey Antonio as “The Misfits Stunt Crew”, and UK cast member Olivia Lee.

Hosted by Craig Reucassel, Balls Of Steel Australia sees guest comedians and comedy characters performing stupid, dangerous and ill-advised stunts on the general public in an attempt to impress a studio audience and lay claim to the title of having the biggest “Balls of Steel”.

The first series of Balls Of Steel Australia premiered in April 2011 and was the highest rating series ever for The Comedy Channel. The second series returns to our screens with some familiar faces and crazy new characters.

Returning favourites include Rhys Nicholson as confused gay newbie “Just Came Out”, Ally Pinnock as the boyfriend hunting “Bunny Boiler”, Nazeem Hussein as the earnest investigative reporter “Very Foreign Correspondent” and popular British cast member and public-aggravator Neg Dupree.

Unfortunately, one of the most popular characters, “Nude Girl”, was not able to take part in the second series. By way of compensation, producers have introduced “Nude Twins” (Bea Hampson and Cassie Gotardo).

Based on a British format, the second series of Balls Of Steel Australia is a 10-part series produced by Southern Star Entertainment’s Courtney Gibson and Johnny Lowry.

Tuesday, January 31 at 9.30pm on The Comedy Channel.

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