Gerard McCulloch Screenwriting Hard Quiz Writer AACTAs

Episode 60.2 – Gerard McCulloch on Screenwriting, Satire and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

Do you watch The Weekly and Hard Quiz?

This is the second part of my chat with writer Gerard McCullough. He is one of Australia’s most in-demand TV comedy writers and editors. His credits span sketch, variety, current affairs, quiz, sport, and award ceremony formats.* In this episode we discuss everything from developing comedy characters for screen to what it’s really like writing for news satire show The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

Find The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Hard Quiz with Tom Gleeson on the ABC.

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FYI, in first part, Episode 60.1, Gerard and I talk about his stand-up comedy and his work on sketch comedy shows. Listen here:

Find Gerard and his musings at

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Gerard’s TV Writing Credits

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Thinkative Television/ABC TV.
Family Feud, FremantleMedia Australia / Network Ten.
The 2014 Pub Quiz, ABC TV.
Friday Night Crack Up, ABC TV.
Dancing With The Stars, FremantleMedia Australia / Seven Network.
Dirty Laundry Live,
This Week Live, Guesswork Television / Network Ten.
The (7PM) Project, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
Rove Live / Rove, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
Before The Game, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
2006 Rove Live Launch, Network Ten
(Winner, Gold Muse, best on-air programme campaign, 2006 Promax BDA Awards Australasia)
2006 Motorola ARIA Awards, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
2005 Tsunami Telethon, Roving Enterprises / Networks Seven, Nine and Ten.
Skithouse, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
2002-04 Annual ARIA Music Awards, Roving Enterprises / Network Ten.
Totally Full Frontal, Artist Services / Foster Gracie, Network Ten
Full Frontal, Artist Services / Seven Network
Eric, Artist Services / Seven Network

*Bio and writing credits from his website

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