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Hollywood Phonies

Ben Vernel, Adam Knox & Tommy Dassalo

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The podcast where the fake movies in real movies become real movies from fake moviemakers. Hosted by Australian screen legends and comedians Ben Vernel, Adam Knox & Tommy Dassalo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Something a bit special this week, as we've got a genuine world exclusive video game announcement and preview. We had to pull a lot of strings, but we've managed to land a no-holds-barred interview with video game designer Tommy Dassalo about his new game Super Dassalo Land for the Game Boy Colour. By the way, I'm writing this in sort of a silly wa…
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This week we're joined by DAVE O'NEIL and JOSH EARL! Tommy's found some Patreon feedback, Dave's got more corporate gig stories for us and would you believe it - Karl's been burned by someone and he's not taken it well. Is this the episode that finally gets us booted off the podcasting airwaves? Will we be working at a Mexican restaurant next week?…
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An a-PEEL-ing episode this week that will SPLIT your sides, the FRUIT of our labour on display in a BUNCH of different ways. That's right, Adam has played Riven: The Remake of the Sequel to Myst. Many classic comedy misdirects such as that one, and thankfully also some better stuff, in this episode, including Tommy's time with Super Monkey Ball Ban…
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This week we're joined by ex-Queenslanders GREG LARSEN and DAMIEN POWER! Tommy's artwork has been disrespected again, Greg & Damo have almost had a punch-on during a long roadtrip, and Karl's going viral. We also chat about Hooters, Billie Eilish, amazing Comedy Festival show finales, and Dame Edna rooting Norman Gunston. Hosted on Acast. See acast…
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The Year of Luigi may have been many Dark Moons ago, but the big man in green is back and his definition is high enough that Tommy's gone in to have a look at what Luigi is up to in that Mansion of his. Less high is the definition of the Dwarves in Dwarf Fortress, but still higher than they used to be, and it's been enough to entice Ben to see what…
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We're back in the studio and we're joined by PETER HELLIAR and DANNY MCGINLAY! We fill Pete in on his contribution to the Koh Samui International Podcast Festival, Danny's torn himself away from an illicit venue for long enough to murder some wildlife, Tommy's had his caricature done, and there's a wild new scam sweeping the Thai restaurants of Mel…
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If an Erdtree falls in the forest, but the one person around to hear it is currently rolling around non-stop, will they be able to hear it? Just one of the thought exercises we get into this week, including examining deep questions such as what would it be like if one were to remaster Yooka-Laylee already? How many demoes of Rift of the Necrodancer…
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It’s the final LIVE episode from the KOH SAMUI INTERNATIONAL PODCAST FESTIVAL with DANIELLE WALKER, HARLEY BREEN, BRETT BLAKE, CAMERON JAMES & ABHISHEK MISHRA! Karl’s bought us all gifts, Tommy’s been back to the drag show again, we’ve somehow unearthed a Danielle piece of trivia that we hadn’t heard yet, Brett’s been on a game show, and Harley’s “…
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The Switch may be in its twilight years, but there's still life in the old girl yet, and Nintendo put out a few sunset surprises at this week's Nintendo Direct. We're talking The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, and even actual footage of Metroid Prime 4: Beyond. Plus there's Dragon Quest III HD-2D, Donkey Kong Country…
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We're back for another live show from the Koh Samui International Podcast Festival! We've got HARLEY BREEN, DANIELLE WALKER, BRETT BLAKE and CAMERON JAMES (for a little bit). We've had a very wholesome day playing Soccer Golf, our Youtube mate has used his drone to capture some dodgy footage, Harley's had a massage, Brett's done karaoke, Karl's bee…
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The song of the summer is Filthy Casuals Episode 451: Summer Game Fest, Xbox Showcase by Tommy Dassalo, Ben Vernel and Adam Knox, so crank up the bluetooth speaker, dive into the pool and party as heartily as you can to the sound of a podcast playing for almost 2 hours. We're talking showcases this week, which means a ton of games like Doom: The Da…
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We are BACK in Koh Samui for the Koh Samui International Podcast Festival with CAMERON JAMES, BRETT BLAKE and DANIELLE WALKER! Danielle's spent way too long staring at a sea urchin, Cameron's already made a big purchase at a market, and New Brett has had a wonderful, wholesome time in Bangkok. Plus we're still trying to convince The Stay Resort tha…
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Well everyone, that brings us to the end of this year's Filthy Casuals Direct, thank you all for coming to our presentation today! Oh, and... one more thing: this week on Filthy Casuals we'll be talking about the Sony State of Play, the PSVR 2 PC adapter, The Exit 8 follow-up Platform 8, cute platformer Little Kitty Big City, folding puzzle game Pa…
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We're joined by ED KAVALEE and RAY O'LEARY this week! We go deep into the comedy history of Ray O'Leary including: where his name came from, where his suit came from, and the nightmarish meal that he used to eat every single day. Also, we're about to leave for Koh Samui so of course Ed wants to hear all about it, and we've got some prizes to give a…
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Paper thin? Our podcast description jokes are burning! We've got the Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door remaster this week, plus a more in depth review of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Adam's loved Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, Tommy's liked Isles of Sea and Sky, plus we talk Call of Duty on Game Pass, a possible new Astro Bot, George Miller's Mad Max…
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This week we're joined by Taskmaster's WIL ANDERSON and LLOYD LANGFORD! We go behind the scenes of the new series of Taskmaster and find out about the windowless room that the competitors are holed up in, who got booked first out of Lloyd and his partner, and how long it takes to flip a chair. There's also more Carl Barron conspiracy theories, we p…
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Braid, a game about time manipulation, has somehow manipulated time in the real world in order to make 16 years pass in the blink of an eye, leading to the release of Braid: Anniversary Edition. We talk about it, plusp Mother 3, Adam's thoughts on the earlier parts of Hellblade II that there's been time to play before recording, as well as news abo…
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We're back in Brisbane with DAVE ANTHONY, GARETH REYNOLDS, DAVE O'NEIL & HARLEY BREEN! Dave Anthony takes his title of 'surprise guest' a little too literally, we dissect Magic Round and some key moments in NRL history, Chandler's been called in to the principal's office and Dave O'Neil's been doing some digging into his ancestry and probably wishe…
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We rabbit on about Animal Well in a mammoth review this week, and you might think we're cuckoo for this but we also badger you with a little bit of news that we've ferreted out if you can bear it, as well as some Manor Lords early access that Ben's been wolfing down, and even more before we get crabby from all our yakking, clam up and end the episo…
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This week we're joined by TOM BALLARD and SAMI SHAH! Tom's been to Bali and is paying the price, Sami's got us all interested in the Ubud Writer's Festival, and Karl's just back from his meeting with The Stay Resort in Koh Samui. Plus we're speculating on the current address of an Australian comedy legend, planning a setlist for our band at the Koh…
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Please be aware that some animations of Tommy, Ben and Adam may not yet be completed as they discuss Hades 2's sudden Early Access Launch and bullet-time puzzle game Children of the Sun, as well as a whole bunch of news including the disappointing Xbox studio closures, the Switch Successor's first official announcement, and a whole lot more. Please…
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We’ve roped in two of Perth’s finest this week: ANDREW WOLFE and FRANKIE ROWSTHORN! Frankie’s performing in the Comedy Zone under the tutelage of a Friend of the Show, Wolfie’s been abusing audience members in Perth, Frankie’s dad has leapt to her defence in India on The Amazing Race, and of course, we get an update on Karl’s potential funds for a …
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Controversially sexy podcast hosts Tommy Dassalo, Ben Vernel and Adam Knox talk Stellar Blade this week, as well as Escape From Tarkov’s latest entirely unsexy controversy, future plans for Xboxes and Switches, and a whole lot more! Patreon - weekly bonus episodes and secret Filthy discord and FB group Bandcamp Premium Episodes YouTube - including …
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We've dragged ourselves out of bed after the Comedy Festival and we're joined by LUKE HEGGIE and MIKE GOLDSTEIN. We reflect on The Worst of Melbourne Comedy and the memoir that Karl got given as a gift, Tommy can't avoid seeing the Sperm Bank bit AGAIN, demand for the Abishek t-shirts is high, and Karl's found out a dark secret from Luke Heggie's p…
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If you like flowers, boy do we have the episode for you! If you surrealist kidnapping games, boy do we have the episode and citizen's arrest for you! If you like talking about both, then boy do we have the name for you! That name would be Tommy, Ben or Adam (your choice), because this is exactly what we're doing this week as we discuss Botany Manor…
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