Tag: The Chaser

Yah Chasin’, mate

Remember when The Chaser were funny? Yeah, we’re struggling too. At least now there’s social media to tell them when they’ve fucked up, because clearly they can’t tell themselves. It’s the first ad from the Dole Bludgers Association of Australia, and we’re guessing it’s going to be the last: this was taken down sometime last... Read More »

Chasing Their Own Tail

Here’s a question for you: when exactly did Charles Firth rejoin The Chaser? Because he definitely left for a while there – his reports from the US fizzled out fairly early in The Chaser’s War on Everything, and he hasn’t been an on-air part of their television work since then – even their last Election... Read More »

Extreme re-working: How The Chaser’s Extreme Vetting went from bad idea to good idea in just four episodes

Remember those suggestions that The Chaser would stay with Triple M after Radio Chaser finished up? Well, if by “Triple M” they meant “Austereo’s new podcasting platform Podcast One”, then yes, The Chaser now have a podcast there called Extreme Vetting. What’s it about? Well, it takes Peter Dutton’s new super ministry and the general... Read More »

The Chaser and a network of fake news

Here’s something interesting we saw the other day: The Chaser working to launch Fake News Network August 8, 2017 DeciderTV has learned that the team behind The Chaser are currently shopping around a TV project to Australian broadcasters with the working title “Fake News Network”. Fresh off the back of delivering Radio Chaser on Triple... Read More »

Vale Radio Chaser

It’s not often this blog writes a vale for a Chaser show that’s largely positive, so strap yourselves in… Radio Chaser, which has been airing on Triple M Sydney for the past 12 weeks and ended on Friday, has actually been pretty good. We’re not talking “set the world on fire” – this is a... Read More »

Waste Not Want Not

Press release time! ABC continues the War on Waste in new podcast Wendy Harmer joins Craig Reucassel to build the War on Waste community Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — Craig Reucassel lit up Australia’s televisions with the War on Waste series. Now he’s joined by Wendy Harmer (Mornings on ABC Radio Sydney) to continue the... Read More »

A Little Ray of Radio Sunshine from The Chaser

You’d think a comedy team as well-known as The Chaser wouldn’t have a problem finding a sponsor for their new radio show on Sydney’s Triple M, but a segment in the first week of their new show Radio Chaser asked listeners to call in and apply to be their sponsor. A guy with a truck... Read More »

When Doves Cry

So yesterday on Twitter this happened: Love 2 signal boost enormous racists forspicy memes https://t.co/Q5VcxR5MGY — Ben Jenkins (@bencjenkins) March 24, 2017 Which got this reply: @bencjenkins might be hard ben, but listen to the podcast first — Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) March 24, 2017 Cue this snappy comeback: @MarkDiStef pic.twitter.com/Z7ioDJ1qkw — Ben Jenkins (@bencjenkins)... Read More »

The Firth Estate

There’s been a bit of talk in the past year about whether this country’s political journalists are doing a good job or not… From New Matilda: ABC journalist Annabel Crabb last night began her sickeningly sweet profile of former Immigration Minister and current Treasurer Scott Morrison like this: “People describe Scott Morrison as ambitious, hard-line,... Read More »

Putting Your Feet Up On The Desk

“This program contains content that may alarm some viewers”. That was the warning at the start of this week’s episode of The Chaser’s Election Desk. Considering the last time The Chaser did an election show they wrapped it up by showing a doctored photo of Chris Kenny rooting a dog, it wasn’t a warning to... Read More »