The Chaser release debut comedy album with 100 audio sketches

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“It’s exactly like an André Rieu album, except it’s intended to be funny.”

After departing Triple M last December to launch The Chaser Report podcast with NOVA Entertainment, satirical comedy outfit The Chaser return with their first comedy album.

Released today, the comedians say The Non-Essential Collection is a tribute to all non-essential workers “who have done so little for society” over the past two months.

It features 100 audio sketches from their Radio Chaser show on Triple M Sydney and an original song by Andrew Hansen, called ‘The Pandemic Panic’.

No word yet from Scott-Baker-Smith on when the track will reach high rotation on Nova, but Radio Today understands the track is awaiting him on PlayMPE.

The album is available to buy on Apple iTunes and can be streamed on all major platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.

“Proceeds from the album will go to Tipping Point, Australia’s leading climate change movement, known for helping the awesome student strikers,” said Chaser co-founder Charles Firth.

For fans who want to “use technology from the mid-1980s”, The Chaser is selling personally signed physical copies on their website for $29.95 from today.

“This is undoubtedly the greatest album of sketches from a radio show that ran from 2017-9 released this year,” said Dom Knight, who also hopes to win an ARIA Award.

“I am so happy that we’ve finally released our very own album, 21 years after The Chaser started and a decade after the album format died forever.”

From 2017 to 2019, Radio Chaser broadcast on the Triple M network. In that time, the team produced over 600 sketches, including the ACRA Award-winning Back to School Specials.

The Chaser Report is available now on Acast, iTunes, Spotify and your favourite podcast app.

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