Tony Martin
Tony Martin
Anthony "Tony" Francis Martin is a comedian and writer from Te Kuiti, New Zealand who has had a successful TV, radio, stand-up and film career in Australia.
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UFC on FOX 18 Results: Katy’s Sage Northcutt Defeated by Submission
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Tonight’s UFC on Fox event featured two light heavyweights gunning for a title shot in the main event. But perhaps more interesting to those of us in Houston was the return of Katy’s Sage Northcutt, who lost by submission to Bryan Barberena. Northcutt, 19, made his third UFC appearance since October, when he debuted at UFC 192 at the Toyota Center. He graduated from Katy High School and attends Texas A&M University, where he majors in petroleum engineering. He and his family live in the Cinco Ranch area. In the main event, slugger Anthony Johnson finished Ryan Bader early in the first round with vicious ground and pound strikes. MAIN CARD FOX, 8 p.m. ET Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader (TKO – round 1): Bader made a critical mistake early, shooting for a takedown that allowed Johnson to first get on his back, and then in full mount. From there, it was academic. Johnson unleashed a torrent of hugely powerful right-hand punches that hurt Bader and then knocked him unconscious ...
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Sweet success for Zakarin in Tour of Romandie
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Katusha cyclist Ilnur Zakarin of Russia won the Tour of Romandie in Lausanne on Sunday holding off Britain's two-time defending champion Chris Froome in the closing individual time-trial. The 25-year-old Zakarin had taken the race leader's yellow jersey at the end of Saturday's fifth stage but Sky star Froome had been expected to be too strong on Sunday. Froome eventually finished third overall, 35 seconds adrift of Zakarin -- his Katusha team-mate Simon Spilak was second some 17sec adrift. The 17.3-kilometre time-trial on the streets of the Swiss town was won by German specialist Tony Martin.
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Martin wins 3rd straight time trial world title
Yahoo News - over 3 years
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- Tony Martin of Germany won his third straight title in the individual time trial at the road cycling world championships with a dominating performance on Wednesday, while Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished a distant second.
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New video: A scene from TimeLine's 'A Raisin in the Sun'
Chicago Times - over 3 years
In Lorraine Hansberry's classic Chicago drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," the African-American Younger family inhabits a worn-out apartment on the South Side. As Mama (Greta Oglesby), the family's stalwart matriarch, awaits the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check, the question of what to do with such a hefty sum of money takes over the household. In this scene from TimeLine Theatre Company's acclaimed revival, Mama and Ruth (Toni Martin), her daughter-in-law, humbly imagine the possibilities. "A...
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Martin Just Misses Out After Long Solo Breakaway
NYTimes - over 3 years
Double world time trial champion Tony Martin came close to a spectacular solo breakaway victory in the Tour of Spain on Thursday after attacking at the start of stage six and staying clear for 175-km.     
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Tony Martin wins Stage 11 individual time trial
LATimes - over 3 years
British rider Chris Froome comes in second and solidifies overall race lead. As the Tour de France enters its 12th stage Thursday, five things to know:     
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Tour De France Stage 11 Results: Tony Martin Wins Stage, Chris Froome Maintains Overall Lead (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France and second-placed Chris Froome finished way ahead of his main rivals to significantly improve his overall lead on Wednesday. As the two-time world time trial champion, Martin did not disappoint over the 20.5-mile route in Normandy from Avranches to the medieval walled city of Mont-Saint-Michel. Froome was faster over the first two time splits but slowed down in the last section and rolled in 12 seconds slower than Martin, who won in just over 36 minutes. Read More... More on Cycling
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Martin wins stage 11 of Tour, Froome keeps lead
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France and second-placed Chris Froome finished way ahead of his main rivals to significantly improve his overall lead on Wednesday.
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Mayhem marks start of 100th Tour de France
Fox News - over 3 years
Riders at the Tour de France know to expect the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared them for the mayhem that turned Saturday's first stage of the 100th Tour into a demolition derby on two wheels. Seemingly for the first time at the 110-year-old race, one of the big buses that carry the teams around France when they're not on their bikes got stuck at the finish line, literally wedged under scaffolding, unable to move. The timing couldn't have been worse: The blockage happened as the speeding peloton was racing for home, less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) out. Fearing the worst — a possible collision between 198 riders and the bus — race organizers took the split-second decision to shorten the race. Word went out to riders over their radios and they adapted tactics accordingly, cranking up their speed another notch to be first to the new line, now 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) closer than originally planned. Then, somewhat miraculously, ...
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Martin wins 4th stage of Criterium du Dauphine
Yahoo News - over 3 years
PARC DES OISEAUX, France (AP) -- German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, while Christopher Froome pulled away from Alberto Contador with the Tour de France starting later this month.
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Lancashire County Council elections - Burnley more results in
Burnley Express - almost 4 years
Labour has taken seats from the Lib Dems and the BNP in the first returns from yesterday’s Lancashire County Council elections. Terry Burns took the Burnley North East seat and Marcus Johnston the Padiham and Burnley West seat previously held by the BNP’s Sharon Wilkinson who did not stand for re-election. Misfar Hassan (Labour) held onto his seat in Burnley Central East. Margaret Brindle (LibDem) kept her seat in Burnley Rural as did fellow LibDem Jeff Sumner in Burnley South West. Labour candidate Tony Martin took the county council seat in Burnley Central West, narrowly beating LibDem Neil Mottershead by just seven votes.
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'Sunday Kind Of Love' Singer Dies At Age 87
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES — Fran Warren, whose 1947 recording of "A Sunday Kind of Love" was one of the classic hits of the big band era, has died. Alan Eichler, a spokesman for the singer-actress, said Tuesday that Warren died March 4 of natural causes at her home in Brookfield, Conn. She was 87. Warren's career spanned more than 50 years with hits that included the Tony Martin duet "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Prayers)," the Lisa Kirk duet "Dearie" and "It's Anybody's Heart." Her films roles included "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd." She frequently appeared and performed on the talk shows of Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin and Steve Allen. Warren is survived by two daughters, a son-in-law and two nieces.
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Blog Spotlight: Dani Gray on the 'Duckies' Fight To Aid Miles for Moffitt
Brandon Patch - almost 4 years
  Dani Gray's mission, in memory of her mother, is to "give cancer a big sucker punch in the face," and this year she intends to do just that, once more, by "throwing down the gauntlet" to raise $20,000 for the Miles for Moffitt. In her latest blog post, Gray calls for all "duckies" to band together to repeat last year's triumph as the highest fundraising team for Miles for Moffitt. Proceeds benefit the Moffitt Cancer Center and its research to support active and enduring efforts to cure and prevent cancer.   See Related Coverage Below In her blog, Gray said her efforts are in memory of her mom, "the type of lady who lit up a room" and "left an imprint on everyone she met." Gray said her mother was "brave and strong," creative, "passionate about the things she believed in" and "once she put her mind to something, you could consider it not only done, but done in a way most people wouldn’t take the time to imagine." Gray's mother died in November 1998, when Grey was 2 ...
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Tories go back to basics on right to defend home
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Justice secretary Chris Grayling promises greater protection for householders who tackle burglars amid voter concern Householders who resort to physical force to deter burglars will be given greater protection from the law, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, will announce on Tuesday as he abandons the legacy of his moderate predecessor, Kenneth Clarke. In a sign of Downing Street's tougher approach on law and order, Grayling will pledge to change the law to ensure householders can use "disproportionate" force in certain circumstances. Grayling's move is designed to show that No 10 is heeding the concerns of key voters, hailed by ministers as "strivers", who fear the government is losing sight of law and order issues as it grapples with the fiscal deficit. The chancellor, George Osborne, reached out to the "strivers" when he told the conference he had agreed with the welfare secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, to cut as much as £10bn more from the welfare budget, starting in the pre- ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Martin
  • 2013
    Age 48
    Back home, Martin made a return to live comedy with his show The Yeti opening at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Martin wrote, produced and directed the 2003 comedy movie Bad Eggs (in which he also made a cameo appearance as a game show host), and wrote and directed the unreleased 2007 mockumentary BoyTown Confidential. He has also played minor roles in several films (mostly those of former Late Show colleagues), including The Castle (1997), Tackle Happy (2000), Crackerjack (2002) and BoyTown (2006). More recently, he has had roles in two films made by his former Get This co-host Ed Kavalee: Scumbus (2012) and the as-yet-unreleased Border Protection Squad. Martin's first book, Lolly Scramble, a collection of humorous autobiographical essays, was published in 2005. Martin's second book, A Nest of Occasionals, was released in October 2009. The latter book, re-printed in a second edition in April 2011, was voted as the best work of Australian comedy in any medium in 2009 by the comedy review website Australian Tumbleweeds A third book was released online in 2012, downloadable as an ebook on, called Scarcely Relevant, a collection of Martin's columns from the now closed Scriveners Fancy website.
    In 2013, Martin announced via Twitter that he was in the UK working as a co-writer on Ross Noble's new comedy-travelogue program Freewheeling which aired on the UK comedy channel Dave.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    In late 2012, Martin co-directed (with Wayne Hope) episodes of a new eight-part comedy series Upper Middle Bogan, filmed on location in Melbourne and airing on ABC-TV in August 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The series has been created and written by Hope and Robyn Butler of Gristmill Productions who also created The Librarians and Very Small Business.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    In December 2010, the Nine Network announced that Martin would be reunited with his former co-host on Get This, Ed Kavalee, for an upcoming comedy show entitled The Joy of Sets.
    More Details Hide Details This comedy television series looking at the elements used to construct television shows, commenced screening on 20 September 2011 in the 9:00 pm Tuesday timeslot on Nine. The debut episode rated well but audience figures declined for the subsequent episodes, prompting Channel 9 to move the show to a later timeslot of 10.30pm midway through the series. The eighth and final episode aired on 8 November 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    After a successful guest appearance on Sunday Arts (ABC-TV) in 2009 in which he interviewed US writer & lecturer Robert McKee, Martin commenced working on a new program called A Quiet Word With which began airing on ABC1 on 28 September 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Rather than being a conventional celebrity-interview show, the program featured Martin having relaxed and informal conversations with comedians and performers that he admired, and in some cases, had worked with during his own career. The first two episodes, featuring English comedian Bill Bailey and US actor and writer Carrie Fisher, were aired, respectively, in September and November 2010. The remaining ten episodes were screened weekly on ABC1 from 2 April 2011, beginning with British actor and comedian Alan Davies, and concluding on 4 June 2011 with British actor and writer Richard E Grant. In February 2011, Martin appeared as one of the regulars on the radio-comedy program The Lonely Hearts Club which was broadcast weekly on ABC Radio National on Saturday nights from 10 pm to midnight. The show, delivered in a deadpan, straight fashion, featured an un-credited Martin appearing under the pseudonym of 39-year-old Duncan Jardine, one of Australia's most successful second-unit directors. The first episode was broadcast on 12 February 2011 and the eighth and final episode was heard on 2 April 2011. Although his own name never appeared on either the show or in any of its promotional material, Martin wrote an article in his weekly column on Scrivener's Fancy as the character of Jardine and long-time Martin fans have recognised his voice on the show.
    Martin wrote an online column called "Scarcely Relevant" at The Scrivener's Fancy which was updated weekly 2009–2011.
    More Details Hide Details The website was placed on hiatus in June 2011 so Martin could concentrate on his latest TV project. The site was closed for un-explained reasons in November 2011. As of June 2012, the archived columns are available to download as an ebook on More recently, he has directed new episodes of ABC TV's The Librarians, and, since 2008, has co-hosted shifts on 3RRR with Tony Wilson as The Two Tones.
  • 2006
    Age 41
    On 3 April 2006, Martin returned to the Austereo network to produce a nationally syndicated show with Ed Kavalee and Richard Marsland on Triple M Network named Get This.
    More Details Hide Details Although Get This was a ratings success and developed a dedicated legion of fans, on 16 October 2007 Triple M announced that the show would be axed, so the network could focus company attention and resources on new breakfast shows debuting across the country such as The Shebang in Sydney and a new, multimillion-dollar Melbourne-based show presented by Peter Helliar and Myf Warhurst, both of which were ironically also cancelled by Triple M over the next couple of years. Towards the end of the show's run, a gathering of about 170 devoted fans took place outside the Triple M studios in Melbourne on 5 November 2007 to protest the cancellation of the program. The last episode was aired 23 November 2007.
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Tony Martin and Shaun Micallef began work on a TV sketch comedy series for the ABC with the working title Mouse-Patrol but after they wrote enough material for the first three episodes, the project was cancelled by management, much to Martin's disappointment who commented in an interview in 2009 that the un-filmed scripts contained the best sketch stuff he had written for TV.
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  • 2003
    Age 38
    He also appeared as a porn-shop owner in one episode of the 2003 ABC-TV sitcom Welcher & Welcher which starred Shaun Micallef and Robyn Butler and appeared as himself in the DVD-extras of the ABC-TV sitcom Very Small Business (2008) which starred Wayne Hope and Kym Gyngell.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    Martin compiled all three volumes of The Best Bits of The Late Show with Santo Cilauro and Wayne Marx, and also co-produced the "dangerously overstuffed" double DVD set, The Best Bits of The Late Show: Champagne Edition, which was released in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details After The Late Show finished, Martin and Mick Molloy went on to develop and perform their top-rating national radio programme Martin/Molloy, which produced three ARIA award winning compilation albums: The Brown Album (1995), Poop Chute (1996) and Eat Your Peas (1998). Martin also made several appearances on Thank God You're Here, The Panel, The Mick Molloy Show (reprising his "Street Interview" skills), and Kath & Kim (as Magda Szubanski's fiddle-playing boyfriend).
  • 1990
    Age 25
    Martin became a bona fide D-Gen member when he began writing and performing on the troupe's "Breakfast Show" on Triple M radio (1987–1992), which led to the 1990 compilation album The Breakfast Tapes.
    More Details Hide Details On air, Martin was frequently referred to by the other D-Gen members as "The Fat Man." Along with Rob Sitch, Martin left the radio show a little earlier than the other members to prepare The D-Gen's next venture for ABC TV (although he did make time to host Bulltwang, a Sunday Night radio show on Triple M with Mick Molloy, which ran for sixteen weeks in 1990). Instantly recognisable as the "tall skinny guy with glasses," Martin was one of the most valuable members of the D-Gen as a writer and performer on The Late Show (1992–1993). His co-introductions to almost every episode and "Street Interviews" segment highlighted his effective comedic partnership with Mick Molloy. Noted for his quick wit and passion for mimicry, Martin also appeared in countless Late Show sketches (including sleazy filmmaker Warren Perso in the classic sketch: The Last Australian Auteur), and provided the voices of Senior Sergeant Bargearse in the serial "Bargearse" (dubbed episodes of Bluey) and Governor Frontbottom and Judge Muttonchops in the serial The Olden Days (dubbed episodes of Rush).
  • 1988
    Age 23
    Martin began to take on a more prominent role when the D-Generation produced four comedy specials for Network Seven in 1988–89, including doing one of the voices for 'DeGenocide' where clips of the old Australian TV crime series Homicide were dubbed over with funny lines.
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  • 1987
    Age 22
    Martin was on the verge of heading back home to New Zealand when he was invited to be a writer for the second series of The D-Generation in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details He also made short appearances on the show, and featured on the 1989 spin-off album, The Satanic Sketches.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    He was also able to observe the production of the last few episodes of the 1986 ABC-TV live sketch-comedy show While You're Down There which starred Richard Stubbs and Glenn Robbins and it was on the set that he met D-Gen member Tom Gleisner.
    More Details Hide Details Following that, Martin was employed for a short period as a puppeteer on the ABC-TV political satire Rubbery Figures which featured rubber puppet-caricatures of famous politicians created by artist Peter Nicholson (Martin also did the voice of Joh Bjelke-Petersen).
    A former stand-up comedian and commercial voice-over-man, Tony Martin moved to Brisbane, Australia, from New Zealand when he was twenty-one to work as a radio copy writer. Having worked in radio and amateur theatre back in NZ, Martin approached the ABCTV's The D-Generation in 1986 to work as a writer only to be told that filming on the first series had been completed.
    More Details Hide Details In the interim, he was invited to work as a researcher on ABC-TV's The Gillies Republic which was the follow-up to the highly successful political satire The Gillies Report (1984–85) starring Max Gillies. The show was not a success but Martin learnt a considerable amount from the production's mistakes, and made his Australian TV debut as 'Man in Bad Suit' in episode 4.
  • 1964
    Born on June 10, 1964.
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