New sketch show from Kath & Kim stars | Open Slather to launch on Australian TV

New sketch show from Kath & Kim stars

Open Slather to launch on Australian TV

The stars of hit Australian sitcom Kath & Kim are reuniting in a new sketch show.

Jane Turner, who played Kath and Gina Riley (Kim) are joined by Glenn Robbins (Kel), and Magda Szubanski (Sharon) for the 20-part series Open Slather.

Marg Downey, who played relationship counsellor Marion in six episodes of Kath & Kim, also features – as do a raft of lesser-known acts form the Australian comedy circuit, including Dave Eastgate, who backed Brendon Burns for his 2010 Edinburgh Fringe show, and former So You Think You're Funny finalist Demi Lardner.

Filmed in Melbourne, the show launches on pay-TV service Foxtel's Comedy Channel at 7.30pm on May 24,

Brian Walsh, Foxtel's executive director of television, said: 'Foxtel is delighted to reunite this legendary group of comedic performers in this exciting new series. Not since the golden era of sketch comedy over a decade ago has there been such an incredible line-up of comedic talent in the one show.'

Open Slather is being produced by Rick McKenna, who produced Kath & Kim, and Laura Waters, who produced Chris Lilley's shows Summer Heights High, Ja'mie: Private School Girl and Angry Boys.

Waters said: 'The most important part of making a comedy show is that you're having fun, and we are having a blast! It would be hard to find a better group of people in the country to laugh with, and so far, we are pissing ourselves.'

Here's a trailer:

Published: 30 Apr 2015

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