The Chaser back on Triple M Sydney for 2018

Staff Writer

The Chaser began at the new time slot of 3pm to 4pm Triple M Sydney today: “Driving you home and driving you insane”.

The boys most recent radio outing was last year in the 11am to 1pm slot on Triple M, this year they will also be heard nationally between 8am and 10am for Saturday Breakfast on the Triple M Network.

Original Chaser members Charles Firth, Dom Knight, Andrew Hanson will be joined by Craig Reucassel, Chas Licciardello and Chris Taylor.

Today the lineup included Charles, Dom, Andrew and Chas.

There were a few technical glitches initially but once things got going the team hit their stride.

Radio Chaser is the only local Sydney comedy show in Drive up against several other big name national lineups.

There were local mentions of the NRL, Pennant Hills and the George Street roadworks.

They discussed Australia Day and debated their view on the public holiday.

The team also talked about Knights new baby (due any day now) and Charles’ kids taking tennis lessons over the holidays.

Dom had a great story about attending birthing classes on the weekend. It prompted a phone topic about what you wish you knew about having kids before you had them. There were some strong callers and a few laughs.

The funniest rave of the day was Chas talking about his love of snacks, leading to a segment about gaytime ice creams – the original gaytime, the new cappuccino buzz gaytime, the gaynetto and the new unicorn gaytime. It was very funny stuff.

There was also a chat about The Australian Open, and in particular, why were Will Smith and Will Ferrell at the Open at all?

There isn’t much the way of sketch comedy on the radio these days, so it was refreshing to hear The Chaser deliver a couple of amusing sketches covering Australia Day and a Will Smith publicist meeting.

The segment Cats Pyjamas or Cats Piss made a welcomes return from last year.

Dom Knight does a great job in the role as anchor, he’s a natural.

Music included ‘Rising Sun’ by Cold Chisel, ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers, ‘Just What I Needed’ by The Cars, plus Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi.

The team provided a much needed afternoon laugh and there were plenty of them.

The Chaser is certainly the most unique offering on Australian radio this year offering comedic insight into the news and issues of the day, with their special brand of satire.

The biggest criticism would have to be why only one hour? It seemed just as they got going, they finished!

Chas summed it up best: “I’m so jealous of the listeners”, referring to the new Chaser Sydney show, the new national Kennedy Molloy on Drive and MG’s The Rush Hour from 6pm.

Good luck to The Chaser team on Triple M for 2018.

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23 Jan 2018 - 5:13 am

These boys are funny buggers. Good to have some comedy back on the radio. Loved them last time they were on.

23 Jan 2018 - 5:49 pm

Today I heard the future of radio and it’s name is The Chaser. Funniest show on air for ages.


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