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Kyran Wheatley and his celebrity guest see just how badly they go doing one of the more difficult weekly quizzes from the weekend paper - with the trusty assistance of the assembled brains trust; two comedians in character. Play along by buying our favourite paper, The Saturday Paper, from here: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/wax-quizzical. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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This week, we're discussing Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen! We talk about terribly on the nose musical choices, how Zack Snyder has 1000% enthusiasm and maybe 0% insight into this graphic novel, and Jocelyn advances a perhaps controversial casting idea for this film. This episode brought to you by Betterhelp. Betterhelp offers professional co…
 
This week comedian Emma Holland is back to try and beat her former score of 3/10 facing questions from The Saturday Paper Quiz about expensive art, football stadiums, ballet and other smart people things. She's helped by this week's Brains Trust, Sheena and Clarence: the Two Sea Witches Sisters (Hot Department). Hosted by Kyran Wheatley. The Leader…
 
This week, we're discussing the early 90s flop The Rocketeer! We talk about how Cliff is a truly UN-compelling hero, why this is the most dangerous technology ever presented on film, and how the bad guy's evil plan would for sure never work. This episode brought to you in part by Rothy's. Rothy’s is the everyday flat for life on the go. It will blo…
 
This week Jan Fran takes a short break from dispelling and dissecting misinformation on ABC TV's Question Everything to have a go at the Quiz from the Saturday Paper. She's helped by the Brains Trust - a preacher from the deep south of the USA, The Reverend Hol E Christ (Damien Warren-Smith), and an innocent Rhys Nicholson from December 2019, who i…
 
This month we're discussing nothing but superhero movies, and we're kicking it off by discussing Masters of the Universe! We talk about why Frank Langella's performance is like a certain condiment, the perils of performing under multiple layers of foam and latex, and the slightly insulting way that Dolph Lundgren's performance could be improved. Th…
 
Comedian Sami Shah is back to try and beat his previous score of 5/10. Sami is helped this week by the Brains Trust of Bondelle the train driver, film and TV extra (Michelle Brasier) who has been stuck in Melbourne since her appearance at the Comedy Festival, along with Blake the cool camp counsellor (Clare Cavanagh). Hosted by Kyran Wheatley. The …
 
To close out I Hate It Baseball I Love It month, we're talking about the cult classic The Sandlot! We discuss Jocelyn's strong feelings about the dog subplot, why Benny Rodriguez is a genuine angel, and worry about what kind of upbringing Smalls is getting. (Seriously, HOW can he not know what a s'more is?!) This episode brought to you by Cove. Cov…
 
Comedian John Hastings joins us from Los Angeles to attempt the weekend quiz with Host Kyran Wheatley. John is helped this week by the Brains Trust: Murray (Ben Russell) a tiny man that you may have heard on The Grub podcast, and the mosquito in your room at 3am (Laura Hart). The Leaderboard: * Tim Hewitt 10/10 * Vidya Rajan 8/10 * Rob Mills 8/10 *…
 
This week, it's a rare I Love It But I Love It (I Love It Baseball I Love It?) as we continue our month of baseball movies with Bull Durham! We talk about charming performances, a speech that truly bums Kat out, and Susan Sarandon's terrifying overuse of candles. This episodes brought to you in part by MasterClass. MasterClass offers classes on a w…
 
Myf Warhurst takes a moment from recording Bang On podcast to have a go at the weekend quiz, with the help of this week's Brains Trust: Hildreth Vixen Trout - Bronze medallist in the 1992 K9wealth Games for Dog Equestrian (Cal Wilson) and Shelly Anne Smore - Edutainer (Clare Hooper), and of course with host Kyran Wheatley. The Leaderboard: * Tim He…
 
This week, IHIBaseballLi continues with Major League! We discuss how basically no part of this movie holds up at all, how there are only two nice things you can really say about it, and Kat drops a number of references that completely confound Jocelyn. This episode brought to you in part by ZocDoc. With Zocdoc, you can search for local doctors who …
 
Alex Dyson steps away from Matt & Alex for enough time to have a go at the weekend quiz, with the help of this week's Brains Trust: Ushka the Polka Hunting Dog (Susie Youssef) and our host Kyran Wheatley and Rhys Nichoplsons dog Hopkins (Rhys Nicholson). The Leaderboard: * Tim Hewitt 10/10 * Vidya Rajan 8/10 * Rob Mills 8/10 * Prue Blake 8/10 * Ger…
 
To officially kick off IHIBasebalLi month (or RBI-HIBILI month? IHI-RBI-LI month? Anyway it's baseball month), we're talking about the 1984 Robert Redford film The Natural! We discuss the heavy handed morality tale, an unintentionally hilarious character death, and the TRULY bizarre decision to have a 48-year-old Redford play his character at 19 ye…
 
Comedian Lizzy Hoo dials in from Sydney's lockdown to have a go at the weekend quiz, with the help of this week's Brains Trust: Bertie Surname - ghost of a 19th century chimney sweep (Bridie Connell) and Lord Chester Tuppence Billingdon-Smythe - Lord of Cricket (Edan Lacey). Hosted by Kyran Wheatley. The Leaderboard: * Tim Hewitt 10/10 * Vidya Raja…
 
Cheat on your wife and then create a testament to your failed relationship cause we're talking about Mr. and Mrs. Smith! In the final week of Spy-HIBILI Month, Kat and Jocelyn talk about Angelina Jolie's great hair, how we wish Hollywood would get over the "shitty best friend" archetype, and how Doug Liman just keeps on failing up. This episode bro…
 
Both of this mirror’s faces are Barbara Streisand-glam and Barbara Streisand-slightly-less-glam. The premise is great (what happens when you construct a marriage based on intellectual compatibility only, leaving sexual attraction completely out of the equation) but Streisand’s willingness to shine the soft-focus spotlight on herself was really off …
 
Comedian and host of The Phone Hacks podcast Mike Goldstein tries to equal last week's perfect score from Tim Hewitt, with the help of the Brains Trust: Retired Australian director, contemporary choreographer and physical theatre dramaturg Tabatha Booth (Frankie McNair) and Mr Kreen - the condescending high school teacher (Xavier Michelides). Hoste…
 
Run down a hill away from machine-gun-toting skiers and HORRIBLY HARASS AND INTIMIDATE YOUR WIFE cause we're talking about True Lies! In this continuation of Spy-HIBILI month, Kat and Jocelyn discuss jokes that could have been ripped straight from a Looney Tune, the most conspicuous spy in the history of spies, and the fate Jocelyn believes every m…
 
This week, our 50th birthday episode which was meant to be live in front of an audience but the Lockdown had other plans. However it's still a special episode, where comedian Tim Hewitt marks his mark on the Quiz. He is joined by the Brains Trust of architecture podcast host Sven Biltson (Zachary Ruane) and Sheryl, Scottish fish and chip shop owner…
 
One of favorite historicals! We hope you’ll read this fast-paced, Regency spy romance before you listen because there are SPOILERS! Here’s a fun interview of Piers Brandon, Marquess of Granville by the author, Tessa Dare! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/ForcedProximity)By Megan Olavarria & Johnathon Olavarria
 
Put on a crocheted dress and repeat the exact same jokes from the last movie cause we're talking about Austin Powers 2! In this continuation of Spy-HIBILI month, Kat and Jocelyn discuss mean-spirited jokes, the perils of perfectionism, and how Heather Graham briefly made Jocelyn question her sexuality. This episode brought to you in part by Ritual.…
 
This week, Jess Perkins (Triple J, Do Go On podcast) sees if she can get herself a little higher on the leaderboard for her second attempt on Wax. She's joined by Jessica Claus, AKA Mrs Claus (Gillian Cosgriff), and we welcome back niche app developer Rain (Lena Moon). Hosted by Kyran Wheatley. The Leaderboard: * Vidya Rajan 8/10 * Rob Mills 8/10 *…
 
This month, we're covering spy films, and to kick it off: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S JASON BOURNE! We discuss the film that's credited with reviving the spy genre, The Bourne Identity, touching on Doug Liman's truly disastrous direction, Chris Cooper making the best of a limited part, and Jocelyn bein' REAL INTO WHAT MATT DAMON IS SERVING. This episode bro…
 
This week host Kyran Wheatley is joined by Comedian and Wagga Wagga royalty Dane Simpson to attempt the weekend Quiz. Dane's Brains Trust is Trish the Witch (Prue Blake) and Big Aussie Dad (Greg Larsen). The Leaderboard: * Vidya Rajan 8/10 * Rob Mills 8/10 * Prue Blake 8/10 * Geraldine Hickey 8/10 * Scout Boxall 7/10 * Annie Louey 7/10 * Woodes 7/1…
 
To close out I Hate It Bullock I Love It Month, we're discussing the movie that started it all, While You Were Sleeping! We discuss delightful families, Bill Pullman hotness, and how Sandra Bullock's charm manages to make up for the fact that she's doing a FOR REAL CRIME. Brought to you in part by Virtual Game Night. If you're getting Zoom fatigue …
 
This week host Kyran Wheatley is joined by Comedian and Latin nerd Scout Boxall to attempt the weekend Quiz. Scout is helped by the Brains Trust duo The Two Bobbies (Blake Everett and Oliver Coleman), who are not only biscuit factory owners but also close friends of the royal family. The Leaderboard: * Vidya Rajan 8/10 * Rob Mills 8/10 * Prue Blake…
 
This week we're switching it up and talking about the 2002 thriller Murder By Numbers! We discuss bad hair, unexpected baboon confrontations, and how this movie bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain TikTok video. This episode is brought to you by Away, suitcases that are designed to last a lifetime. No matter your destination or style, Away’s s…
 
This week host Kyran Wheatley is joined by Ivan Aristeguieta (2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show Nominee) to attempt the weekend Quiz. Ivan is helped by the brains trust - Chris, Gollum's cousin from Lord of the Rings (Patrick Durnan Silva) and Churlie M Beaman SQ, North American cult leader (Isabella Valette). The L…
 
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