I was looking on the BBC iPlayer yesterday to see what I missed and discovered that BBC 4 is showing The Chaser’s War on Everything. TCWOE is a ABC (Australia Broadcasting Corporation) comedy show which has a set of satirical comedians discussing and performing odd stunts / public interactions in a cross between Bremner Bird and Fortune and the Daily show with Jon Stewart (hard to describe what the Chaser is!)
I was lucky enough to hear about The Chaser the first time round and view it on ITunes where the first two series are available as free podcasts and on Youtube. I strongly recommend the Chaser and to get you started here are a few of my favourite clips (if you only watch one watch the last!)
The Ad road test, The Chaser ran a series of Ad road tests, this one is for the Lynx effect. The cast member sprays them self up and then looks for women who are attracted by the Lynx Effect! Listen out for the ringing endorsement from Lynx employees at the end!
In their segment what have we learnt from history they attempt to take a Trojan horse into various “secure areas” and see if they can leave it there for the night. Locations include the Sydney Opera House, Turkish Consulate and the Army Headquarters Land Command.
Perhaps my favourite segment, Open mic. You don’t have to go to a pub for an open mic night, there are Open Mics everywhere!
And finally the Apec invasion! When the APEC conference was held in Sydney attended by world leaders such as George Bush, Tony Blair etc security was tight. But the Chaser felt you can’t have a conference on terroism without inviting terrorists so they dressed up as Osama and attempted to get in, I think you can see the look in their faces when they get much further than they thought possible and it turns from a joke to a serious incident!