After developing a name for himself on the Australian comedy scene, Eric Bana joined the cast of comedy sketch series Full Frontal in 1993. He spent four successful years with the series, dazzling viewers with a weekly array of sharp impersonations and quirky original characters. Eric wrote much of his own material, and based some of his more memorable creations on members of his own family. Bizarrely, his impersonation of Ray Martin was based on one of his aunts. In 1997 after winning a Logie award for funniest human, Eric embarked on his own successful sketch series, featuring the talents of Stephen Currie, Ros Hammond, Brian Nankervis and other comedy alumni.
The series was a treat for Bana fans, featuring all of his most popular characters plus a host of new ones. Here are all eight episodes, along with the rarely seen one-hour pilot, assembled for the first time on DVD.
Eric Bana is a MASSIVE Australian STAR.with the HULK recently doing massive things at the cinema and his new film, TROY (still filming and starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom) gaining much attention, the time is right to discover where Eric honed his now world famous skills.
The Eric Bana Sketch Show showcases just how damn funny and versatile Mr Eric Bana really is! All of your favorite characters are here including the completely unforgettable Poida.
This is a very enjoyable collection of the entire nine-episode run of this series, and it demonstrates the genius and talent of not only Eric Bana, but also quite a few other Australian comedians. The sketches and segments are all very funny and have pretty good plots, which is a real rarity in sketch shows. The characters included in these sketches are also wonderfully created and portrayed, from Bana’s send-up of Ray Martin to Poida, the typical Aussie bloke who hosts a talk show, to of course Groovy-Pants Gus and everyone in between. The segments are punctuated by Bana’s observational humour from behind a steering wheel, which is also excellent. A must if you’re an Eric Bana fan, but this is also definitely worth picking up if you enjoy sketch comedy.