THAT’S NOT MY DOG is a joyous comedy that celebrates our love of joke telling. The film centres around the loveable Shane Jacobson (playing himself) who is throwing a party. Invited are the funniest people Shane knows comprising of Australia’s biggest stars along with several Australian music legends playing their biggest hits live, right throughout the party. The invite that goes out is clear. Don’t bring meat. We’ll provide the beer. Just come armed with nothing but the funniest jokes you’ve ever heard. Shane will take care of the rest. It’ll be a night of great friends telling the world’s funniest jokes over a beer and BBQ. —Sounds Write Productions
Give it a miss. Watching 1½ hours of people standing around telling jokes that I can find in any joke book at a newsagent was boring. Some of the music was ok, and a few of the jokes were funny, but if these jokes are the best that these “funniest people” can come up with, then I don’t hold out much hope for Australian comedy. Fortunately, the really good Australian comedians obviously weren’t invited — they must have been out making shows that were worth paying for. A lazy piece of cinema.