[24 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Chris Lilley’s new show is on its way to BBC Three. This is what he has to say.

Andrew Mickel
Ja’mie: Private School Girl is almost here!
Chris Lilley has trapped and embodied many suburban Australian nightmares, but few have been quite as masterful as Ja’mie, the Machiavellian nightmare of a school girl. In We Can Be Heroes she imported an African girl to help her land an award; in Summer Heights High she dated a 12 year old. Whatever happens in Ja’mie: Private School Girl – and internet forums from Australia, where the series has already aired, are making all the right noises – suggest this series should follow …

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[17 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Chris Lilley’s Jonah breaks rules with an online first for ABC

Paul Kalina
In a first for a major Australian TV production, all six episodes of Chris Lilley’s keenly anticipated new comedy Jonah From Tonga will be released online before its broadcast on ABC1 next month.
The move mimics the strategies of US players like Netflix, maker of the Emmy-winning House of Cards, which is widely credited with changing the way viewers engage with TV content in the wired world.
The ABC/BBC/HBO production Jonah From Tonga has Lilley reprising the tearaway schoolboy and teachers’ worst nightmare Jonah Takalua, who was last seen being expelled …

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Jonah From Tonga – Official Sites

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Jonah From Tonga: Coming Soon to ABC1

Jonah From Tonga takes us on an adventurous journey into the life of 14-year-old rebellious schoolboy Jonah Takalua, his family, friends and the crew of teachers and counsellors who are exhaustively trying to help him channel his seemingly limitless energy into bigger and brighter things.
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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The comedian and writer explains why he is giving Summer Heights High monster Ja’mie her very own show – Ja’mie: Private School Girl
Ben Dowell
The bitch is back.
Ja’mie King, the snob/monster from the smash hit Aussie sitcom Summer Heights High is returning to UK screens, with BBC3 airing J’aimie, Private School Girl on February 6.
We caught up with Chris Lilley, the man who created and plays Ja’aimie in the HBO/BBC/ABC (Australia) co-production.
And here’s what he told us.
RadioTimes.com: So – why more Ja’mie “the smartest non Asian in year 11”?
Chris Lilley: She’s …

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[1 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Ja’mie is in a class of her own

By Chris Schulz
It’s the third time out for Chris Lilley’s vile schoolgirl creation Ja’mie King – this time she’s going solo. The chameleonic Aussie comedian talks to Chris Schulz.
Drinks are being drunk, music is being played, boys are being discussed, clothes are being exchanged, parents are being dissed and photos are being uploaded to Facebook.
It’s a 16th birthday party, and eagerly watching the antics of these giggling teen girls is a nearly 40-year-old man sitting in a corner, regularly scribbling down notes as the party unfolds.
Creepy? It could be, but …

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[1 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

IT’S the type of role that many young actors hanker for – a pivotal part in a hotly-tipped new TV series playing opposite an attractive, young starlet. But for the previously unknown teenage boy playing the love interest of the titular lead in BBC3′s Ja’mie: Private School Girl, there were some shocks in store.
Primarily, that the ‘starlet’ in question was actually 39-year-old Chris Lilley, the acclaimed Australian writer and comedian behind cult TV comedies Summer Heights High and Angry Boys.
“The funny thing is that the young guy who plays the …