Guilty director Tony Rogers launches 'How to Talk Australians' web series with writer Rob Hibbert

bbq.jpgGuilty director Tony Rogers (Wilfred) and writer Rob Hibbert (Images You Should Not Masturbate To) have teamed up to launch 'How to Talk Australians', a cheeky poke at the stereotypical 'Strayan' vernacular and lifestyle as seen through the eyes of bewildered but eager-to-learn students at an Indian training centre in an 8-part web series.

A campaign will be rolling out in Delhi and Bombay truly subjecting Australia to global exposure with these riotous representations of the 'Strayan' way.

Season 1 of this web series is now available to watch.

Director: Tony Rogers
Writers: Rob Hibbert, Tony Rogers
Producer: Jason Byrne
Starring: Vishal Kotak, Jeffrey Dsouza, Chum Ehelepola, Robert Santiago, Vikrant Narain, Sybil Quadros, AnanthGopal and KamlaChandar.

View How To Talk Australians' Facebook page.


Tom said:


D said:

Well done Mr Rogers and Jason B.

Duck said:

These are amazing.

Septic Tank said:


Melbourne Creative said:

Faaaaarkin funny.
Well done Rob ya funny cunt.
Beautifully made Tony & Jas.

Jack Russell said:

Love it. Beautifully realised. Everything.

Ploise explain said:

I don't get it - are these meant to be funny?

Brent said:

Waaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Onya Rob & Tony said:

Two very clever and funny guys. Well done for pursuing your ideas!

Nigel said:

This is the funniest thing I've seen for farkin ages :-)

Disagree said:

I'm applaud anyone who goes out on their own and makes something that isn't an ad, but these could be funnier. There's no client here, no restrictions, so i reserve the right to be extra critical.
The comments on here are clearly form those involved. Take this criticism as constructive and beat your previous best.

Disagree to Disagree. said:

Nope, Don't know them, never met them, had nothing to do with it. They're funny, but I guess humour is subjective. I find these days so many ads try to be funny and mistake random for funny. I found these genuinely hilarious.

Ralph said:

Excellent, some of the finest Australian comedy I've seen in ages.

@Disagree said:

I saw these with my wife on Saturday morning. I had no idea who produced them. We laughed hard and watched the entire series in one hit. They ARE funny. You ARE condescending. "Take this criticism as constructive and beat your previous best." W@nker!

Aaron said:

Funny stuff.

Not criticism said:

Likewise I have nothing to do with the people involved with the project and I have my own opinions on its execution - critical or otherwise.

To 'Disagree': 'reserve the right' !! You don't have rights here to reserve - its an open forum which anyone can contribute. And of course you can be critical (or extra critical) on the material if you desire as anonymous forums give you that podium in which to preach. However, you have offered no critical analysis whatsoever. There is nothing constructive in your feedback. They can't take the criticism to do anything with as you've offered nothing constructive other than to say 'be funnier'. That's like telling an actor 'be funny' or 'act funnier'. Humour is subjective; there is plenty of entertainment that I don't find funny that many people do and that doesn't make their efforts any more or less valid.
Offer critical interesting and valid insights into performance, scripting, pacing, direction, execution and someone may listen or give a damn - or be able to take or dismiss the comments on board for future personal development. Otherwise you just come across as the person '@Disagree' describes and not worth the 262 characters entered into the forum. My constructive criticism to you is to work on improving your grammatical skills as well as spelling - and next time beat your previous best comment.

Not Funny said:

@ Not Criticism - They're not funny and here's why:

1. It's one joke that really can't be sustained for more than 30 seconds
2. The jokes about our lingo are more dated than Crocodile Dundee
3. The whole deadpan/random thing is old now and just isn't subversive anymore
4. The observations about our culture are completely outdated
5. They're boring

The concept is basically confused. Indians trying to be Australian with 1950s outback slang in a suburban setting. Come again? It's like an idea you come up with while doing bucket bongs. It seems funny at the time but the next day, you realize that it doesn't make sense.

Yeah said:

Well said @not criticism.
These are funny.

Funny said:

@ Not Funny - clearly the humour is going over your head here:

1. The format of the web series with minutes-long episodes consisting of a series of vignettes lends itself well to the current online audience with their fragmented attention spans. This isn't stand-up comedy.
2. / 4. Criticisms about outdated linguistic and cultural references completely miss the point: the confusion of the call centre students being educated on obsolete curriculum, and the audience knowledge regarding this irrelevance adds another dimension to the humour.
3. Just because a technique is not trendy anymore doesn't mean it's not funny. Says more about your dogmatic approach to humour than anything else.

Not Funny said:

@ Funny The humor isn't going over my head and your post-rationalizations aren't going to make me suddenly like them. It's obvious what you're doing from the outset but it's all just a bit dull. Granted, the idea is funny but the vignettes run out of steam. I lost interest half way through episode 2 and most people I'm talking to gave up at episode 1. That's probably where you should have stopped..

Funny said:

@ Not Funny - oh dear, you seem to be stuck so firmly within your myopic views that anyone who actually likes the web series and comments in support of it *must be* one of the production insiders engaging in a bit of astro-turfing. Of course, it will be next to impossible to disabuse you of this misconception so I'll simply end this conversation with a "good day".

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