A Quiet Word With... was an Australian conversation television series featuring New Zealand-born Australian comedian and writer Tony Martin engaging in a twenty-six-minute conversation with a local or international entertainer, mainly other comedians.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
A Quiet Word With... - Tony Martin (comedian) - Netflix
Anthony Francis Martin (born 10 June 1964) is a New Zealand comedian, writer and actor living in Melbourne, who has had a successful TV, radio, stand-up and film career in Australia.
A Quiet Word With... - 2010s - Netflix
After a successful guest appearance on Sunday Arts (ABC-TV) in 2009 in which he interviewed US writer & lecturer Robert McKee, Martin commenced working on a new program called A Quiet Word With ... which began airing on ABC1 on 28 September 2010. Rather than being a conventional celebrity-interview show, the program featured Martin having relaxed and informal conversations with comedians and performers that he admired, and in some cases, had worked with during his own career. The first two episodes, featuring English comedian Bill Bailey and US actor and writer Carrie Fisher, were aired, respectively, in September and November 2010. The remaining ten episodes were screened weekly on ABC1 from 2 April 2011, beginning with British actor and comedian Alan Davies, and concluding on 4 June 2011 with British actor and writer Richard E Grant. In February 2011, Martin appeared as one of the regulars on the radio-comedy program The Lonely Hearts Club which was broadcast weekly on ABC Radio National on Saturday nights from 10 pm to midnight. The show, delivered in a deadpan, straight fashion, featured an un-credited Martin appearing under the pseudonym of 39-year-old Duncan Jardine, one of Australia's most successful second-unit directors. The first episode was broadcast on 12 February 2011 and the eighth and final episode was heard on 2 April 2011. In December 2010, the Nine Network announced that Martin would be reunited with his former co-host on Get This, Ed Kavalee, for an upcoming comedy show entitled The Joy of Sets. This comedy television series looking at the elements used to construct television shows, commenced screening on 20 September 2011 in the 9:00 pm Tuesday timeslot on Nine. The debut episode rated well but audience figures declined for the subsequent episodes, prompting Channel 9 to move the show to a later timeslot of 10.30pm midway through the series. The eighth and final episode aired on 8 November 2011. In late 2012, Martin co-directed (with Wayne Hope) episodes of a new eight-part comedy series Upper Middle Bogan, filmed on location in Melbourne and which aired on ABC-TV in August 2013. The series was created and written by Hope and Robyn Butler of Gristmill Productions who also created The Librarians and Very Small Business. Martin later directed episodes of the second series of the show in 2014. In 2013, Martin announced via Twitter that he was in the UK working as a co-writer on Ross Noble's new comedy-travelogue program Freewheeling which aired on the UK comedy channel Dave. Back home, Martin made a return to live comedy with his show The Yeti opening at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in September 2013. In 2015, Martin performed at the Melbourne Fringe with his show The Arse/Elbow Complex which he later performed at Brisbane Arts Theatre in early 2016. Martin and writer & editor Sarina Rowell, in 2014, began writing a new sitcom Childproof about a young couple who decide not to have children. But after three years of pitching the idea, Martin and Rowell were unable to sell the project to any of the TV networks. Instead in September 2017, Martin and comedian Geraldine Quinn recorded the scripts as a live podcast at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and was later downloadable for free. In May 2016, Martin joined the Breakfast show on Nova-100, initially as a temporary replacement for regular co-host Sam Pang, but he currently appears weekly as a guest co-host. Martin has also appeared as a guest co-host on Ed Kavalee's T.E.A.M Effort podcast in 2017. and has been a guest vocalist for Damian Cowell's Disco Machine, appearing on both the latter's self-titled 2015 album and their 2017 album Get Yer Dag On. Martin's first novel Deadly Kerfuffle was published by Affirm Press in October 2017.