Nina Oyama joins The Chaser Report, Andrew Hansen cancelled

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The Chaser Report has undergone a temporary lineup change, with Nina Oyama joining Dom Knight and Charles Firth from this week in place of Andrew Hansen.

Hansen is taking paternity leave, but Firth says it was good timing because the show was about ready to cancel him anyway.

“Yeah, so we’ve decided that cancel culture is now the trendiest thing to do, so we might as well get into the groove and cancel someone. And unfortunately, Andrew Hansen has drawn the short straw,” he said.

“Actually, it’s kind of lucky we decided to cancel him because he’s having another baby any day now with his wife Jess. They live in Melbourne and have actually been in lockdown since the second wave started a week ago, so we were pretty wary of having him on the show anyway, in case we caught Covid down the line from him.”

“Replacing him is the far more talented Nina Oyama, who is one of the funniest women in Australia, and has the added advantage of being under 100 years old, and therefore she didn’t sign that letter against cancel culture that automatically gets you cancelled if you signed it.

Oyama, known for her work on UtopiaTonightly and You’re Skitting Me, will fill in for the next six weeks. “I have been making fun of white men with podcasts for many years now, but as the saying goes “if you can’t beat em, join em”,” she says.

“I am stoked to finally sell out and work with Dom and Charles from The Chaser.”

In her first episode on the show, Oyama checks out Melbourne’s new food delivery service ‘Policearoo’. Meanwhile, Dom takes a look at the unlikeliest presidential campaign since Trump’s and Charles bans Pauline Hanson from the podcast.

Check out the latest episode of The Chaser Report at Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

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