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Chris Lilley goes shirtless as he heads home from the beach at Tamarama after his ‘problematic’ comedy shows were axed from Netflix

Chris Lilley was spotted leaving a Tamarama beach on Saturday in east Sydney.

After spending a sun-soaked day in the sand, the Aussie funnyman, 48, dashed shirtless across the road as he looked both ways for traffic. 

Lilley, who is behind hit shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes, donned a pair of black swim trunks as he slipped into a pair of Adidas slides.

With a large black bag strapped to his back, the Angry Boys star tucked a water bottle into the side of it and hid his eyes behind a set of trendy sunglasses. 

His hair was still soaked from his cool dip as he slapped a bucket hat over the top of his dark locks and weaved between parked cars.

Chris Lilley, 48, (pictured) was spotted leaving a Tamarama beach on Saturday in east Sydney

Chris Lilley, 48, (pictured) was spotted leaving a Tamarama beach on Saturday in east Sydney

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The Logie winner recently launched his comeback project Ja’miezing, a podcast based on his iconic schoolgirl character Ja’mie King, after four of his TV shows were axed from Netflix over ‘blackface’ portrayals.

In July 2021, it was announced Jonah from Tonga, Angry Boys, Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes would be removed from Netflix in Australia and New Zealand.

The programs raised questions about racial discrimination as several of the characters were portrayed with Lilley in blackface and brownface.

After spending a sun-soaked day in the sand, the Aussie funnyman dashed shirtless across the road as he looked both ways for traffic

After spending a sun-soaked day in the sand, the Aussie funnyman dashed shirtless across the road as he looked both ways for traffic

On Angry Boys, he portrayed African-American rapper S.mouse and performed a song called Squashed N****.

In Jonah from Tonga, he painted his face brown and wore a curly wig to portray troubled teen Jonah Takalua.

In We Can Be Heroes, Lilley played Chinese physics student Ricky Wong.

Lilley, who is behind hit shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes, donned a pair of black swim trunks as he slipped into a pair of Adidas slides

Lilley, who is behind hit shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes, donned a pair of black swim trunks as he slipped into a pair of Adidas slides

With a large black bag strapped to his back, the Angry Boys star tucked a water bottle into the side of it and hid his eyes behind a set of trendy sunglasses

With a large black bag strapped to his back, the Angry Boys star tucked a water bottle into the side of it and hid his eyes behind a set of trendy sunglasses

Lilley has defended his style of comedy, telling The Weekend Australian in 2019: ‘I’m not trying to do the thing that is trendy at the moment.’

The award-winning comedian went on to say he would continue making ‘clever, layered’ characters.

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Defending his controversial portrayals, he added: ‘When you meet them, you think “I know that type of person”, but then there is a twist, something crazy.

‘[In] the end you think, “Actually, I kind of relate to this, she just did that thing that I do every day.”‘

His hair was still soaked from his cool dip as he slapped a bucket hat over the top of his dark locks and weaved between parked cars

His hair was still soaked from his cool dip as he slapped a bucket hat over the top of his dark locks and weaved between parked cars

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