It has been over forty years since the ABC aired the Aboriginal sketch show Basically Black, and the 2014 series Black Comedy undeniably follows in its predecessor's footsteps. Alexandra Neill speaks to producer Mark O'Toole and writer/actor Nakkiah Lui about humour's ability to illustrate and interrogate sensitive subject matter, and explores what's next for this groundbreaking comedy program.
Additional keywords: Indigenous, slapstick, parody, observational, workshop, Steven Oliver, Aaron Fa'aoso, Jon Bell, Elizabeth Wymarra, Bjorn Stewart, Deborah Mailman, identity, policing, queer, race, politics.
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