Comedian Mick Molloy is set to divorce Triple M after 11 years.
Crackerjack star, 55, unveiled a statement on Wednesday revealing that he was moving on less than a year after his co-host Jane Kennedy left their drive-in show.
“After 11 amazing years at Triple M, I’ve decided it’s time to move on to a new chapter in my working life,” father of two began.
Leaving home: Comedian Mick Molloy (pictured) is due to divorce Triple M after 11 years. The Crackerjack star, 55, revealed on Wednesday a statement that he was moving on
Mick continued: ‘It just feels like the time has come to explore some exciting new creative opportunities that present themselves for years to come.’
The Late Show alum joked, “I want to say thank you to the amazing producing team that put on a great show every day, despite my frequent showbiz ar ** hole type nonsense.”
The shock message comes after his former co-host, Jane Kennedy, left their show earlier this year.
Describing Molloy’s departure as his’ last drink ‘, Triple M boss Mike Fitzpatrick said:’ Mick is a radio pioneer, one of Australia’s greatest artists, and it has been a privilege to have worked with him on Triple M again. ‘
Wingman: The move comes less than a year after his co-host Jane Kennedy (pictured right) left their drive show
Joker: The Late Show alum joked: ‘I want to say thank you to the amazing producing team that released a great show every day, despite my frequent showbiz ar ** hole type jokes’
Molloy’s departure from his long home comes after comedian Tony Martin discussed his disastrous quarrel with his former comedy partner 15 years after their working partnership ended.
The couple worked together on the Martin / Molloy radio show in the ’90s, but they disagreed on a mockumentary that Tony created for Mick’s 2006 film BoyTown.
Tony, 57, spoke for the first time about their feud on the Life of Greatness podcast in August.
Former partner in crime: Molloy’s departure from his longtime home comes after comedian Tony Martin (pictured) discussed his disastrous quarrel with his former comedy partner
He admitted that the altercation happened at a ‘violent and shocking’ time in his life.
‘At that time I was getting divorced [and] I was about to get divorced from my comedy partner, Mick Molloy, “he said.
So all these shocking, violent things happened at once, and then of course [comedy writer] Richard Marsland died. ‘
Tony said he had not spoken to Mick since their disagreement in 2006, but joked that funny colleague Sam Pang was determined to reunite them.
Disagreement: The couple worked together on the Martin / Molloy radio show in the 90s, but they disagreed on a mockumentary that Tony created for Mick’s film BoyTown in 2006
“I do not know if you have ever seen the footage of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis being reunited on a phone call by Frank Sinatra,” he said.
‘One of them, I suppose, Dean, is utterly drunk. Sam always says he will eventually recreate those footage with myself and Mick.
“Maybe we should both be drunk for that to happen.”
Tony continued: ‘It’s funny you step into a community of comedy duos that have had outbursts. From Merrick and Rosso to Todd [Russell] and Brant [Webb], the miners … there have been so many of them who have been out over the years.
‘People would ask me about it in interviews, and I would say,’ Well, we see other comedians now. ‘ I entered into a partnership with Ed Kavalee and he is now with Sam Pang. ‘
‘We both need to be drunk for that to happen’: Tony said he had not spoken to Mick since their disagreement in 2006, but joked that comedian Sam Pang was determined to reunite them
Tony and Mick hosted Martin / Molloy on weekday evenings from 1995 to 1998.
They also collaborated on other projects, appearing on The Late Show with D-Generation alumni Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy and Santo Cilauro.
They also worked together on the films Crackerjack (2002) and Bad Eggs (2003) and the documentary Tackle Happy (2000).
The couple had a quarrel over a mockumentary that Tony made for the DVD release of Mick’s BoyTown movie in February 2007.
The 90-minute video was not included on the DVD, and Tony was very “disappointed”.
He told the Herald Sun at the time that the mockumentary ‘was probably one of the two or three best things I’ve ever done’.
Feud: Tony admitted that the quarrel with Mick happened during a very ‘violent and shocking’ time in his life, which coincided with his divorce