The ‘Tonightly’ Crew Threw Shade At The ABC After Winning An ARIA

Why was this show axed again?

Tonightly's sex pest sketch has been nominated for an ARIA.

Just a few short weeks after being axed by the ABC, the Tonightly team has picked up an actual ARIA Award for their parody song, ‘Sex Pest’.

The song picked up the gong in the Best Parody Song category at a small ceremony this morning, in which this year’s main ARIA nominees were also announced. It was up against Aunty Donna’s latest album, Akmal Saleh’s Transparent, Lawrence Mooney’s Moonman, and Luke Heggie’s Tiprat.

Sex Pest, Tonightly fans will remember, is an absolute banger with a strong message: don’t be a sex pest. It stars Bridie Connell singing, dancing, rapping, and dispensing pearls of wisdom like “boys: don’t hang out if you’ve got your wang out…unless of course, it is consensual”.

In picking up the gong, Connell gave a nod to the #MeToo movement, reminding the audience that “anyone can be a sex pest”, before Connell’s co-writer Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd chimed in.

“Also, we wrote on Tonightly which is unfortunately no longer with us. Just a big shout out to ABC management for supporting us,” he said to giggles from the audience.

Check out the now-ARIA Award winning song below.