Summer Heights High Analysis

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Many Australians laugh hysterically over Chris Lilley’s dramatic performances over a wide variety of characters; ranging from a shallow private school girl to a black rapper and all things in between. However this crossdressing humour has gotten many pairs of knickers into tight knots. Australians have an ability to laugh at themselves as well as having a laugh at others which makes for good humour in that circumstance however when many other cultures look at the way an Australian makes comedy out of their race id deeply offends them. So in that sense is it really appropriate to display the many characters as Lilley does?
Firstly in the series ‘Summer Heights High” (SHH), Lilley dresses as a Tongan teen who is represented as having a rough
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