Is This Thing On?

Over six emotionally charged and hysterically funny episodes, ‘Is This Thing On?’ follows 10 diverse classmates from a broad cross-section of cultures, religions and socio-economic backgrounds as they embark on a journey to become Australia‘s next big comedy star.

Each wannabe comedian is thrust into a roller coaster of emotion as they battle conflict within themselves and with each other, on their quest to discover the comedian within. Along the way, each student will be guided by some of Australia’s funniest and most accomplished performers, schooling them in craft and technique, and challenging them to find that illusive ingredient that transforms a housewife into a house hold name.

Witness the transformation. Follow the chaos, the tears, the fears, the cheers and the cutting edge, clunky, clumsy, catastrophic and clever comedy as each one of these newfound heroes steps in to the spotlight, taps the spittle encrusted microphone, and says…”Is this thing on?“

  • Morry Morgan
  • Stig Wemyss
    Predestination (2014), The Man from Mooroolbark (2021), Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (2002)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Documentary, TV Series
  • Runtime:
    3 hours
  • Completion Date:
    December 21, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 AUD
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    Digital 4K
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Distribution Information
  • Apple iTunes
    Country: Australia
    Rights: Pay Per View
Director Biography - Stig Wemyss

Stig Wemyss was born as Stig Graeme Wemyss. He is an actor and writer, known for Predestination (2014), The Man from Mooroolbark and Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (2002).

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