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Black Comedy (TV series)

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Genre  Sketch comedy
Country of origin  Australia
Also known as  Don't Be Afraid of the Darkies
Directed by  Beck Cole Craig Anderson Erica Glynn
Starring  Jon Bell Aaron Fa'aoso Nakkiah Lui Steven Oliver Bjorn Stewart Elizabeth Wymarra Adam Briggs Ian Zaro
Composer(s)  Andrew Lancaster David McCormack Antony Partos Alejandro Gomez Sanchez Matteo Zingales

Black Comedy is an Australian television sketch comedy series produced by Scarlett Pictures which first screened on ABC on 5 November 2014. Black Comedy combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commercials and is a fast paced look at Australian culture through the comedic prism of Indigenous Australians.


A second series screened in 2016.


  • Steven Oliver
  • Elizabeth Wymarra
  • Nakkiah Lui
  • Jon Bell
  • Bjorn Stewart (series 1, guest series 2)
  • Aaron Fa'aoso
  • Adam Briggs (series 2)
  • Ian Zaro (series 2)
  • Guest stars

  • Deborah Mailman
  • Leah Purcell
  • Promotion

    Prior to the premiere of Black Comedy in November, ABC released a sketch, "Race Card Platinum" on the Friday Night Crack Up on 10 October 2014 as part of the ABC's "MentalAs" campaign to raise money and awareness for mental health issues. The sketch was introduced by series writer/actor Elizabeth Wymarra and series actor Aaron Fa'aoso and featured actor, Kyas Sherriff in a mock-advertising campaign for the fictitious "Race Card Platinum".


    Black Comedy (TV series) Wikipedia