A "quickie" from the WBA team

THIS Saturday there'll be six minutes of gold on ABC2.

Thanks to the comedy masterminds at WhiteBLACKatcha (WBA), the latest hilarious instalment to their popular series of sketches is going to reach an even bigger audience.

In January this year the ABC commissioned the WBA trio of Grant Saunders, Jay Davis and Andy Saunders to put together a Christmas special and the idea for Black Santa was born.

Airing at 9.20pm, the 'Christmas Quickie' features all the WBA characters we've come to know and love, as well as some new additions to the team.

"We just love to make people laugh and WhiteBLACKatcha was born because we wanted to break down some of the barriers between cultures by taking different stereotypes and making fun of them in a positive way," explained Andy, one third of the trio and also the star of the series.

"It's all about provoking thought and taking ownership of the stereotypes so they can't have power over us anymore."

"It's satirical comedy to put the message across and we have a lot of fun doing it."

Andy said to have their work picked up by a mainstream station was a major coup for the team and proved that Australia had come a long way in terms of racism.

"It's a big thing for us, for the ABC to back our work and laugh alongside us is just fantastic."

"For us that's a win," he said.

And there's no signs of slowing down anytime soon with Andy assuring that they've got hours of material up their sleeves for future projects.

"Grant's looking at more options with the ABC and he's got another pitch ready to go, we've got heaps of material and we'll keep writing.

"It's not about becoming rich and famous, it's about sharing our humour and showing that we're all the same, we all want and need the same things at the end of the day so why not have a laugh together," said Andy.

Don't forget to grab the remote on Saturday night and tune in to the Christmas Quickie at 9.20pm on ABC2.

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