Black Comedy: Series 1

‘Blackest of the Black’, a 70's blaxploitation film parody.

The Last Supper sketch, filmed in an abandoned warehouse in Redfern.

‘Starblaxs’: This Startrek parody set was constructed in four days using recycled materials, overhead transparencies and a clever set builder for $1000.

This sketch required us to source and ‘dress’ a large turtle roast.

‘Girls gone native’: a late night dating commercial set in a humpy.

‘Tiddas’: This is a series of sketches starring two flamboyant, gyrating rivals.

A backyard barbie scene for the ‘Black white woman’ sketches starring Brooke Satchwell.

“Housewives of Narromine”: These fabulous ladies meet for their weekly ‘ABON Make-up’ demo.

“Housewives of Narromine”: a great sketch starring Deb Mailman and Elizabeth Wymarra

We were required to create Nazareth against a concrete wall at Callan Park, Lilyfield.

This is the concept sketch and completed set for an Aboriginal Dreamtime Children’s show, modelled on ‘Playschool’.

Promising ‘to go blackly where no other blackfella has gone before’, Black Comedy is a 6 part sketch comedy show written entirely by Indigenous Australians and features a core cast of six: Steven Oliver, Aaron Fa’aoso, Jon Bell, Nakkiah Lui, Elizabeth Wymarra and Bjorn Stewart.

Natalie was the Production Designer of the low budget production and was called upon to design the Starship Enterprise, Biblical Nazareth, a children’s TV set inspired by Playschool and countless other scenarios all with a core art crew of three: Art Director Cyrus Kaye, Buyer/Dresser Louise Galligan and Standby Props Sam Boffa.

Attached are some still photos from the production taken by Tony Mott showcasing just a few of the hilarious sketches.

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Comedy Sketch Show

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