The Chaser’s Election Edition podcast and parody song

Staff Writer

Aussie pranksters The Chaser have entered the election with a splash this week as the Chaser Report election edition podcast returns to a podcast platform near you.

The Chaser Report Election Edition daily episodes will be released each weekday at 4pm. The first episode is out now featuring original Chasers Charles Firth, Dom Knight and Craig Reucassel.

Hosts Charles Firth and Dom Knight will be joined by fellow Chasers Craig Reucassel, Chris Taylor and Chas Licciardello. The Chaser Interns will also be a contributing force to the show, featuring the exploited effort of rising musical-comedy star Gabbi Bolt, and YouTube prankster sensation Aleksa Vulovic.

Each day a guest will join the studio providing unique insights into the election race debacle. With characters like Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Clive Palmer, Pauline Hanson and Barnaby Joyce the team have plenty of content to talk about.

Ranked top #30 in Australian Podcasts with 15,000 daily listeners and recently having celebrated 3 million listens, The Chaser brand has an accumulated social media reach in excess of 825,000.

Along with the election podcast launch, the team have released an explicitly titled song which parodies PM Scott Morrison, which began on Reddit and has spread to music platforms after a viral social media campaign by the comedy group.

As Caz Smith – one of the Chaser intern team – explains: “The whole thing started out as just a silly joke video where we cut up Scott Morrison’s words to make him say some dumb things. But when we uploaded that video to Reddit, one of the users on the site challenged us to remix that video into a song, and we stupidly took up the dare.”

“It took an all-nighter, but we got the track out by midday the next day… by the time we woke up, it had already gathered almost a million plays. It was going completely wild.”

Seeing the song’s popularity on Reddit, the comedy group took to social media, calling on their fans to try to stream the song into the charts.

The explicitly titled song can be viewed here (we won’t embed it because it’s crass and badly edited).

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