What’s all the fuss about with the Chaser boys? It was interesting to see in your article the comments made by Seven Network boss David Leckie (“Seven boss curses The Chaser”, November 16, Canberra Times, p3.) about The Chaser’s visit to the Today Tonight studio. Everyone knows their brand of humour which is to shock, challenge and question our values.
Do people overreact when confronted by the Chaser boys? Or don’t they get it? They’re funny. Where would we be without this style of humour? We would never have heard of Norman Gunston with his embarrassing quirky questions or Dame Edna Everidge with her witty commentary on social values or even Kath and Kim who make us laugh at the silly things we do. All of these comedians are critical to contributing to Australian humour. With the Chaser, the bottom line is that if they’re ignored they’ll most likely go away. But let’s hope they don’t or face the same fate as The Glass House. Keep on chasing boys.
[ED – Has anyone seen the Chaser lads in Canberra during the election? if so where and doing what?]