Chris Lilley is one of the hottest comics to come out of Sydney, Australia. His latest show, Summer Heights High, caused a ratings sensation in his native country and has now found its way to the USA (by way of HBO).
Lilley has the ability to totally lose himself completely into three hilarious and self-absorbed characters: drama teacher Mr. G, private school girl Ja’mie King, and the disobedient delinquent Jonah Takalua. The popular show has had its fair share of controversy back in Australia. In one episode, a student’s death from a drug overdose inspires flamboyant drama teacher Mr G to write a high school musical about the incident. Another featured Mr G’s inappropriate “touching” of a boy with Down syndrome.
I haven’t laughed this hard in ages! If you love Strangers with Candy, Waiting for Guffman, Arrested Development, and Little Britain, then this might be the show for you!
The eight-episode series will be released on DVD February 24.