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Roy and HG

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Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Roy Slaven.

They have written and hosted the radio program This Sporting Life on Triple J since 1986. They have also transferred the format to many television shows, including This Sporting Life, the Logie award-winning Club Buggery and its successor The Channel Nine Show, and Planet Norwich (made in the UK) all of which were broadcast on ABC-TV. After transferring to the commercial Seven Network in the late 1990s, they consolidated their popularity and reached a vast new audience with The Monday Dump and The Nation Dumps.

Their biggest hit was undoubtedly their top-rating Olympic commentary-interview program The Dream (from the Sydney 2000 Olympics). This has been followed by three spinoffs - The Ice Dream (from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics), The Cream (from the 2003 Rugby World Cup), and more recently The Dream again for the Athens 2004 Olympics.

Currently, they star in The Memphis Trousers Half Hour, a TV show they claim is recorded in Baltimore, ensuring that 'Australia is the flavour of the month, every month'. The show screens weekly on the ABC on Saturday nights.

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