Airdate: The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting

1kniABC’s new sketch show The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting (yes it’s quite a mouthful) will premiere early next month.

This one comes from Jungleboys, the team behind Review with Myles Barlow and A Moody Christmas, so we’re expecting big things.

Welcome to The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, a surreal stroll into the creative minds of some of Australia’s most exciting and newest comedy writers and directors.

The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting aspires to take sketch comedy in a different direction. With longer-form scenes, less traditional material, and a surprising cast, it will be at times random, often ridiculous and occasionally surreal.

Produced by the award-winning Jungleboys and the creators of Review with Myles Barlow and A Moody Christmas, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting creates a brand new uncharted space for sketch comedy in Australia.
Based on the experimental online comedy site of the same name, the series has attracted a formidable lineup of the country’s finest comedic and dramatic actors.

Patrick Brammall (A Moody Christmas, East West 101), Phil Lloyd (Review with Myles Barlow, A Moody Christmas), Damon Herriman (Breaking Bad, Justified), Georgina Haig (Fringe, Underbelly), Darren Gilshenan (A Moody Christmas,Top of the Lake), Robin McLeavy (Hell on Wheels, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Craig Anderson (Next Stop Hollywood, Laid), Janis McGavin (The Urban Monkey, Laid) and Dave Eastgate (A Moody Christmas, Problems) lead an amazing lineup of onscreen talent.

Behind the camera is an equally distinguished lineup of creative talent. Among the directors: one of Variety Magazine’s Ten Director’s to Watch, Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now); Trent O’Donnell (Review with Myles Barlow, A Moody Christmas), Craig Melville (John Safran’s Race Relations and John Sarfan Vs God), the Van Vuuren Brothers (Bondi Hipsters, The Fully Sick Rapper), Abe Forsythe (Laid, Mr & Mrs Murder), award-winning documentary director Stephen Oliver (Chateau Chunder: A Wine Revolution, Skippy: Australia’s First Superstar) Alex Morrow (rage, Triple J TV), Alethea Jones (Tropfest and IF award winner) and first-time TV directors Scott Pickett and Leigh Richards.

The series is produced by Chloe Rickard and Nicola Woolfrey for Jungleboys, Executive Produced by Jason Burrows (Jungleboys) and Sophia Zachariou (ABC TV), Head of ABC TV Entertainment: Jennifer Collins.

Wednesday, April 3 at 9pm on ABC1.

3 Comments:

  1. “…less traditional material…it will be at times random, often ridiculous and occasionally surreal.”

    What, you mean like the random ridiculousness of Problems with Sam Simmons? Or the random weirdness of The Strange Calls?

    The ABC has spent the last five years giving us “less traditional material” – how about a return to “traditional material”? Ie. material that’s actually funny. I don’t have high hopes for this show, but I’d love to be proven wrong.

  2. Anyone think its weird that release doesn’t mention Phil Lloyd starring in ‘At Home w Julia’? He must be as well known for that as for Moody Christmas and Review with Barlow, musn’t he?

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