The Chaser’s War on Everything will be missing from ABC TV in the first half of 2008.
The boys (Andrew Hansen, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel)are planning a national tour from March until June called The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour
Thu Sep 6, 2007 8:00pm: Eleven people from the ABC TV program The Chaser’s War on Everything were charged with offences under the new APEC legislation. Eight ABC cast and crew members and three hired drivers have been charged with entering a restricted area without justification.
The group was arrested after staging a fake motorcade through Sydney’s CBD and were stopped near the InterContinental Hotel where US President George W Bush is staying after going through 2 checkpoints with obviously fake ID. They were only stopped by security when Chas exited the car dressed as Osama bin Laden 🙂
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George W. Bush waged a war on terror, but only The Chaser has had the vision and courage to wage a War On Everything. No target will be spared in the satirical team’s 2nd season of The Chaser’s War On Everything on ABC TV.
As in previous years, The Chaser team will consist of writer/performers Charles Firth, Andrew Hansen, Dominic Knight, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow, Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor.
In the event of a federal election, The Chaser will present a series of election specials with segments including “Pollie Wants A Cracker” – where the Chaser team will ambush our politicians and offer them a giant oversize cracker which has a satirical message written on it.
Among the regular segments returning to The Chaser’s War on Everything in 2007 are:
- The classification bit at the start
- The opening credits
- The Ad Road Test
- What Have We Learned from Current Affairs This Week?
- The Crazy Warehouse Guy
- Firth in the USA
- The end credits
Filmed in front of a studio audience, the Logie Award-winning team of both CNNNN and The Chaser Decides will be doing what they do best – confronting and lampooning key players from the world of politics, business, religion, media and culture. These signature Chaser ambushes will form the core of the new series – alongside news-of-the-week analysis, comedy sketches, and their uniquely irreverent field experiments such as:
- Can you book a dinner table in the US under the name bin Laden?
- How many times can you let your mobile phone ring during a Russell Crowe gig before he cracks it?
- And how would Virgin Blue’s wacky and humorous in-flight announcements go down if you performed them verbatim at an actual comedy club?
The Chaser’s War on Everything will be tough, bloody and unforgiving. Don’t become the first casualty by not tuning in.
The Chaser’s War On Everything is filmed in front of a studio audience on Tuesday nights at the Sydney ABC studios in Harris St, Ultimo. When I attended the audience was let in at 6:40pm and let out at 7:50pm. This included time for audience warmup and a few retakes at the end to fix pronunciation errors. Note: because a large part of the show is pre-taped outside the studios, the audience spent a large part of the time watching these pre-taped segments on the studio monitors.
Tickets are free. Please be advised that the show is unlikely to be suitable for young children. Please contact the ABC production team to request tickets If you’re unable to make it, please advise the production team as there’s probably a waiting list!
You can view previous Chaser episodes through their Vodcasts available in WMV or MP4 format (appx 80 mb/episode)