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Thank God it's Friday!

ABC (Australia)

Looking forward to the end of the week? Thank God it's Friday with Richard Glover and friends!

Looking forward to the end of the week? Thank God it's Friday with Richard Glover and friends!

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Looking forward to the end of the week? Thank God it's Friday with Richard Glover and friends!

Twitter:

@702sydney

Language:

English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 1300 222 702


Episodes

TGIF keeps its distance

5/22/2020
On TGIF, Richard Glover invites two more of our TGIF regulars to share their life stories. Listen as Gary Eck tells a ripper tale about working with the great Robin Williams, and Wendy Harmer paints a picture of the tough love of her childhood – and how it led to her role as Australia’s pioneer of female stand-up. Then stay with us from a final Letter from America with Tommy Dean as he plots his trip back to Australia.

Duration:01:12:50

TGIF lives on

5/15/2020
Our TGIF isolation series continues with millennial Tom Ballard and self-confessed bogan Mandy Nolan. Plus another letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:11:37

TGIF laughs last

5/8/2020
On TGIF, our special “iso” series continues, in which we get to know our TGIF regulars. This week, UK-born comic Jeff Green talks about how he came from a crowded council flat in Chester to life in Australia; then Jean Kittson paints an evocative picture of an Australian childhood and how it led to stand-up comedy at the Melbourne venue The Last Laugh, and then onwards to the Big Gig, Let the Blood Run Free, and her current advocacy around menopause and care for the elderly. Then stick...

Duration:01:12:42

TGIF in isolation

5/1/2020
On TGIF this week we continue the iso-edition of the show in which we get to know some of our favourite comedians – it’s like a Zoom party with our TGIF regulars. This week Richard Glover is joined by Tahir and Ellen Briggs. Stay listening for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean, as he glimpses light at the end of the CoVid tunnel.

Duration:01:09:32

TGIF zooms in

4/17/2020
On TGIF we kick off a new series of show in which we get to know some of our favourite comedians – it’s like a Zoom party with our TGIF regulars. This week Richard Glover is joined by Alice Fraser, whose show “Savage” has just started streaming on Amazon Prime, and our own Queen of Improv, Rebecca de Unamuno. Then stay listening for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean, as some of his fellow American start to “cry freedom” over the CoVid lockdown.

Duration:01:14:56

TGIF hunkers down

4/3/2020
On TGIF, another All Star edition gives us a chance to hear our much-missed audience and a little of their much-needed laughter. Today Richard Glover introduces Bec de Unamuno, HG Nelson, Lizzie Hoo, Gary Eck, Rob Carlton, Jean Kittson, Carlo Ritchie, Bridie Connell, Jeff Green, Tahir and Tommy Dean. And stay listening at the end for another of Tommy’s Letters from America.

Duration:01:10:08

TGIF wheels back

3/27/2020
On TGIF, three champions of the Wheel of Death go head-to-head while others watch TV on double speed. On a special TGIF, Richard Glover is joined by Tom Ballard, Rebecca de Unamuno, Adam Spencer, Mandy Nolan, Colin Buchanan, Tommy Dean, Tahir, Jean Kittson, Jeff Green and more. And stay listening at the end for a fresh Letter from America with self-isolating Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:08:46

TGIF self-isolates

3/20/2020
We might not have an audience this week (due to the coronavirus)….but we do have the jokes. On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Gretel, Jean, Rob, Rebecca, HG, Gary, Carlo and Subby – with a Wheel of Death-off with Rob, Carlo and Bec. Then stick around for another Letter to America with Tommy Dean, as Tommy tries to home-school his son as Illinois locks-down.

Duration:01:08:47

TGIF washes its hands

3/13/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Jean Kittson, Colin Buchanan and Rebecca de Unamuno as they discuss the new etiquette around germs and contact, the end of the surplus and the bloke who did his block. And stay listening at the end for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:02:55

TGIF rolls on

3/5/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Gretel Killeen, Dan Ilic and James O’Loghlin as they discuss the toilet roll crisis, the NRL’s new diverse advertisment and how to greet people in this time of the plague. Then stay around for another Letter From America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:03:03

TGIF budgets on trouble

2/28/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Rob Carlton, Lizzy Hoo and Gary Eck as they discuss Josh Frydenberg’s premature declaration of a budget surplus, the escaping baboons, and threat to the Olympics by the coronavirus. Then stay listening for another Letter From America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:08:27

TGIF looks upwards

2/21/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by HG Nelson, Greta Lee Jackson and Anthony Ackroyd as they discuss the coronavirus outbreak, the demine of Holden and the launch of the Australian Space Agency. And stay listening at the end for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:06:17

On TGIF the rain reigns

2/14/2020
TGIF this week sees Richard Glover joined by Chris Ryan, Subby Valentine and Rebecca de Unamuno as they celebrate the heroes of the RFS as they pass the baton to the heroes of the SES, as well as the American pollie who is biden his time and the triumph of our neighbourhood friends the South Koreans. And stay listening at the end for another Letter From America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:04:32

TGIF courts interruption

2/7/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Jean Kittson, Carlo Ritchie and Mandy Nolan as they discuss how male barristers interrupt female judges, the role of Postcard Prejudice, and the glory of Goulburn. Stay listening at the end for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:02:48

TGIF sports some rorts

1/31/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Ellen Briggs, Colin Buchanan and Rebecca de Unamuno as they discuss sports rorts, the sounds of Sydney and the times in life when you were “first in”. And then stay listening for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:07:01

TGIF: we party like it’s 2019.

1/24/2020
On Thank God It’s Friday, we kick off our 2020 season with our New Year’s Eve special, played (at least in the parts of the country without bushfires) on New Year’s Eve. Listen in for Wendy Harmer, Jean Kittson and Tahir with music from Cass Eager and her band.

Duration:00:56:45

TGIF celebrates peace for Israel.

12/6/2019
On TGIF, Richard Glover is joined by Wendy Harmer, Jean Kittson and Tahir as they discuss the Rugby Australia’s settlement with Israel Folau, NATO’s kindergarten politics and a supermarket who tried to milk some farmers. Oh, and sick around at the end for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:00:57:33

TGIF Gives Thanks

11/29/2019
A TGIF special, with some of the comedians who’ve visited Drive this year – Sarah Kendall, Wil Anderson. Phil Jupitus and Kitty Flanagan. Then stick around at the end for another Letter from America with Tommy Dean – a letter groaning with thanksgiving.

Duration:01:04:51

TGIF packs heat

11/21/2019
On Thank God It’s Friday, the live show is taking a two-week break ….but we still have Tommy’s latest Letter from America. In this week’s instalment, he visits a small-town gun show and finds it’s also a meeting club for the biggest pick-up trucks you’ve ever seen.

Duration:00:24:29

TGIF smokes out some heroes

11/15/2019
On Thank God It’s Friday, Richard Glover is joined by Wendy Harmer, Alice Fraser and Ellen Briggs as they discuss the heroism during the current bushfires, Apple’s Adam-and-Eve problem, and the ABC’s decision to ring the bell on the Olympic rings. At the end of the podcast: stick around for the latest Letter From America with Tommy Dean.

Duration:01:02:50