The comedian Paul Hogan was a painter
on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
, who developed an act, and became a popular guest perforner
on other shows; he did a commercials for Winfield
cigarettes, in which he conducted, or at least interfered with the conducting
of, the Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
With his own show he was the most popular comedian in Australia, long before the film that brought him to overseas fame. The TV show was like... looking around for a comparison, the Carol Burnett show might fit, comedy situation sketches, stand-up, and variety interludes.
His Hoges persona is, I gather, the one used in that film (I haven't seen it), so there's no need to describe it. The main sketches featured Hoges, his utterly dim-witted mate Strop (played by John Cornell, his manager) who perpetually wore a surf lifesaver's costume and had no success at all with the sheilas, and the gorgeous Delvene Delaney. I have an idea in real life she's Cornell's wife.
Another recurring sketch was wordless, accompanied only by Scott Joplin's The Entertainer: a pathetic tramp wandering around finding things in bins and revolting the better class of people.