Aunty Donna

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I was not aware of this Australian comedy group until I stumbled across their new Netflix show this weekend:

https://www.netflix.com/title/81009617

I binged the entire thing and hurt myself laughing multiple times. There are so many stupid jokes that absolutely kill and they are full-on ridiculous throughout the entire series, plus their songs are great.

DJP, Monday, 16 November 2020 15:27 (one week ago) link

Thanks DJP. Just watched the opening skit. Definitely seems worth going through the whole thing.

peace, man, Monday, 16 November 2020 16:54 (one week ago) link

If people get hungry for more after the Netflix show, their youtube channel has plenty to dig into, including regular home-made sketches, occasional "got some grant money or made a pilot" things, and whole live shows. (They also have an improv podcast.)

Recently in the polished-and-with-a-budget category, the sketch elements from their Glennridge Secondary College stage show adapted into a filmed series. Five years back, they made this office-themed webseries with some development money.

plus their songs are great.

Here's a half-hour playlist of music videos from Aunty Donna: The Album, or if you prefer here's the full-length stage show from the The Album tour.

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:25 (one week ago) link

Had a great chaotic appearance on this week’s Hollywood Handbook so will def check this out.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 19 November 2020 00:56 (one week ago) link

the ellen degeneres bit is pretty much perfect imo

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:04 (one week ago) link

this is great, although I keep getting distracted wondering "if I move to Australia could I get an apartment like that, or is it just a 'Friends NYC apartment' situation"

lukas, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:34 (one week ago) link

that is a house in Los Angeles - the equivalent in Melbourne would go about $3 million

the ellen degeneres bit is pretty much perfect imo

was worried they were going to actually show both sides of the call for the Netflix version at first

@oneposter (💹) (sic), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:26 (one week ago) link

First sketch sold me

The morning brown one in the next show made me switch off but I'll be back

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:30 (one week ago) link

I'll have to check this out. They were on Comedy Bang Bang recently but I don't feel like it was a good venue for them, or Aukerman just didn't give them a chance to get creative.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 19 November 2020 21:33 (one week ago) link

I really hate this. Not funny at all to me.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:05 (one week ago) link

A cunty comment but I watched it and... eesh.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:15 (one week ago) link

^^^ looks like someone needs to switch to decaf!

DJP, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:56 (four days ago) link

there's something a bit annoyingly hipster post-Mighty Boosh/Conchords about this but I have to admit I had to stifle a few laughs while my O/H frowned at the screen

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:48 (four days ago) link

i just watched the netflix ep 1 and when it got to antony starr i lost it. it’s quite tim and eric!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:57 (three days ago) link

THAT'S who that was

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:25 (three days ago) link

yeah Stray Man. I was like... is... is that Homelander eating out of a dogfood bowl!?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:38 (two days ago) link

The garbage removal in their area is shite

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:42 (two days ago) link

Maybe the whole season happened over the course of one week

DJP, Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:27 (two days ago) link

I’ve already watched this entire thing about three times

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 18:45 (yesterday) link

i am ashamed that i found this funny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=466smVNAnN4

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 November 2020 22:02 (yesterday) link

2 episodes in, this is about 1/2 ehh and 1/2 hilarious. good ratio. think it'll improve too

imago, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:12 (yesterday) link

Liking this a lot but gonna say I didnt like the Ellen bit. Way too long. Though by the time he became a god it was so ridic I did laugh but yeah.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 27 November 2020 23:25 (yesterday) link

I loved the line “It’s Elisha Cuthbert from 24 on an elephant, she looks fucking majestic!”

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:30 (yesterday) link

I also though that intercutting Mark losing interest and doing other things justified the length of the sketch, which I did find hilarious

DJP, Friday, 27 November 2020 23:31 (yesterday) link

OH MY GOD

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 November 2020 23:34 (yesterday) link

That was one of the bits I really did like

imago, Saturday, 28 November 2020 00:44 (twelve hours ago) link


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