Topic archives: The Chaser

Media briefs: missing Latho … everyone hates The Briefcase … bye bye Bernie …

Media briefs: missing Latho … everyone hates The Briefcase … bye bye Bernie …

June 10, 2016

Everyone hates The Briefcase. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

They don’t make them like they used to

June 10, 2016

"Everyone is pretty savvy to the idea that you grin and walk on," says The Chaser's Julian Morrow.

<em>Crikey</em> Campaign Scorecard: half-hearted as the halfway mark approaches

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: half-hearted as the halfway mark approaches

May 31, 2016

A gaffe-free, big-spending day livened up by the intervention of The Chaser ...

Media briefs: Chaser revival … Walkleys category shakeup? … Trump v Kelly continues

Media briefs: Chaser revival … Walkleys category shakeup? … Trump v Kelly continues

August 26, 2015 3

The Chaser boys are branching out ... into print media. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 26, 2014 3

Chris Kenny on the ABC? It's happening ... Indi expats waiting for AFP's call ... Evans' writes revenge, but is it too late? ...

Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

April 15, 2014 8

Eight months after defending the ABC's right to air a controversial skit, MD Mark Scott is saying it should never have aired. What prompted his decision, and what does it mean?

Media briefs: gay print run … Getty for free … Kenny v Chaser …

March 6, 2014 3

Sign of the times: Star Observer to monthly. From April 17, the nation’s leading gay, lesbian (etc) print publication will move from a weekly to a monthly print run. Star Observer, which has been around in Sydney since 1979 and has a circulation of 18,000, is distributed for free along the east coast. It’s website reaches […]

Offensive but justified: Chaser cleared over Kenny dog sketch

Offensive but justified: Chaser cleared over Kenny dog sketch

October 4, 2013 19

The ABC has dismissed complaints against a Chaser sketch involving columnist Chris Kenny that even Aunty's own Media Watch said was in poor taste.

Kenny v Kenny: son takes dad to task over ABC attack

Kenny v Kenny: son takes dad to task over ABC attack

September 18, 2013 7

The Chaser attacked The Australian's Chris Kenny, Kenny attacked the ABC, and now Kenny's son Liam has attacked his own dad. This is getting incestuous.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings — viewers ditch commercial networks for the ABC

September 5, 2013

Big Brother, Wonderland and Slideshow failed to draw an audience thanks to the ABC's stellar programming.

Parliament House media rules: satire in, Photoshop out

Parliament House media rules: satire in, Photoshop out

November 29, 2012

New Parliament House media guidelines have been released. It's a win for satirists (the Chaser guys are happy), but not for Photoshop fans in newspaper newsrooms.

The Chaser: now with added hamster

The Chaser: now with added hamster

October 6, 2011

The Chasers new project The Hamster Wheel premiered last night on ABC1. Anyone familiar with the Chaser saw a show last night that had no real surprises. And that's OK, says Dan Barrett.

Royals a bunch of right Charlies over Chaser ban

April 28, 2011 15

Freedom of speech in a democracy has always included the right to lampoon and to satirise.

The Chaser pilot: An Unbelievable Truth?

April 19, 2011

Several of The Chaser boys -- and Graeme Garden from The Goodies are recording a pilot show for Channel Seven. Dan Barrett gets speculating.

Adelaide media Facebook ambush … more NotW phone-hack victims

Adelaide media Facebook ambush … more NotW phone-hack victims

April 18, 2011

How desperate is The Advertiser for readers? Well, desperate enough, it seems, to post a plug on a competitor's Facebook page. Plus, Fairfax’s autoplay video ads backfire and other media news.

Hand Jobs some credit: he prefers <em>The Chaser</em> to <em>The Oz</em>

Hand Jobs some credit: he prefers The Chaser to The Oz

June 2, 2010 6

The Chaser launched its iPad app last week, and yes it is shocking that we managed to get it through the rigours of Apple approval faster than The Australian, writes The Chaser's Craig Reucassel.

Outrage! The scandalous year of popular culture

December 23, 2009

Was 2009 the year that popular culture pushed the edgy right off the cliff face? From skits about kids with cancer to black face and rape scandal, Mel Campbell examines the power of the media shitstorm.

Julian Morrow’s Andrew Olle Media Lecture

November 9, 2009 8

The Chaser's Julian Morrow delivers this year's Andrew Olle Media Lecture, offering a surprisingly witty and insightful take on press freedom, censorship and media ownership.

More than red faces with the collapse of TV culture

October 8, 2009 12

There have been two recent moments when I've gasped at something on TV – one was the mess that was Hey Hey last night and the other was Denton's baby, Hungry Beast, writes Guy Rundle.

PODCAST: Chaser boys on controversy

September 15, 2009

Chaser boys Dominic Knight and Chris Taylor discuss the media frenzy surrounding their 'Make a Realistic Wish' skit and acknowledge that maybe Chaser outstayed its TV welcome.