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Comedian Tony Martin on his falling out with radio co-host Mick Molloy


Comedian Tony Martin reveals his ‘very violent’ falling out with former radio co-host Mick Molloy – as he admits they haven’t spoken in 15 years

Comedian Tony Martin has discussed his catastrophic falling out with one-time comedy partner Mick Molloy, 15 years after their working partnership ended.

The pair worked together on the Martin/Molloy radio show in the ’90s but they had a disagreement over a mockumentary Tony created for Mick’s film BoyTown in 2006.

Tony, 57, spoke for the first time about their feud on the Life of Greatness podcast this week.

Opened up: Comedian Tony Martin (pictured) has discussed his catastrophic falling out with one-time comedy partner Mick Molloy, 15 years after their working partnership ended

He admitted the row happened during a very ‘violent and shocking’ time in his life.

‘At that time I was in the process of getting divorced [and] I was in the process of getting divorced from my comedy partner, Mick Molloy,’ he said.

‘So all of these shocking, violent things were happening all at once, and then of course [comedy writer] Richard Marsland died.’

Tony said he hadn’t spoken to Mick since their disagreement in 2006, but joked that fellow funnyman Sam Pang was determined to reunite them.

Disagreement: The pair worked together on the Martin/Molloy radio show in the '90s but they had a disagreement over a mockumentary Tony created for Mick's film BoyTown in 2006

Disagreement: The pair worked together on the Martin/Molloy radio show in the ’90s but they had a disagreement over a mockumentary Tony created for Mick’s film BoyTown in 2006

‘I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the footage of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis being reunited on a telethon by Frank Sinatra,’ he said.

‘One of them, I’m assuming Dean, is completely drunk. Sam’s always saying he wants to eventually recreate that footage with myself and Mick.

‘Maybe both of us will have to be drunk for it to happen.’

Tony continued: ‘It’s funny, you enter into a society of comedy duos who have had falling outs. From Merrick and Rosso to Todd [Russell] and Brant [Webb]… there’s been so many of them that have had falling outs over the years.

‘People would ask me about it in interviews and I would say, “Well, we’re seeing other comedians now.” I entered into a partnership with Ed Kavalee and he’s now with Sam Pang.’

'Both of us will have to be drunk for it to happen': Tony said he hadn't spoken to Mick since their disagreement in 2006, but joked that comedian Sam Pang was determined to reunite them

‘Both of us will have to be drunk for it to happen’: Tony said he hadn’t spoken to Mick since their disagreement in 2006, but joked that comedian Sam Pang was determined to reunite them

Tony and Mick co-hosted Martin/Molloy on weekday evenings from 1995 to 1998.

They also paired up for other projects, starring on The Late Show alongside the D-Generation alumni Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy and Santo Cilauro.

They also worked together on the films Crackerjack (2002) and Bad Eggs (2003) and the documentary Tackle Happy (2000).

The pair had a falling out over a mockumentary Tony made for the DVD release of Mick’s BoyTown movie in February 2007.

The 90-minute video wasn’t included on the DVD and Tony was very ‘disappointed’.

He told the Herald Sun at the time the mockumentary was ‘probably one of the two or three best things I’ve ever done’.

Feud: Tony admitted the falling out with Mick happened during a very 'violent and shocking' time in his life, which coincided with his divorce

Feud: Tony admitted the falling out with Mick happened during a very ‘violent and shocking’ time in his life, which coincided with his divorce

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