“The War On The Fucking Election 2019” – Live Show: Tickets Now On Sale!

The upcoming Federal Election will be full of suspense. Who will be the Liberal leader? How will Labor will squander its unassailable lead? Will there be any National Party MPs not embroiled in sex scandals by then? What was the name of the Greens leader again? 

The Shovel has put together a team of the very best satirists in Australia to bring you the nation’s most trustworthy election coverage – live on stage.

Join Charles Firth (The Chaser), James Schloeffel (The Shovel), Mark Humphries (ABC-TV 7:30), Victoria Zerbst (SBS-TV The Feed) and Jenna Owen (SBS-TV The Feed) as they create all the drama of an election coverage, with none of the boring speeches.

Tickets on sale now!

Friday 26th April: Melbourne Alex Theatre, St Kilda – BOOK NOW

Saturday 27th April: Perth Astor Theatre – BOOK NOW

Friday 3rd May: Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre – BOOK NOW

Saturday 4th May: Canberra Playhouse – BOOK NOW

Thursday 9th May: Sydney Factory Theatre – BOOK NOW

Friday 10th May: Sydney Factory Theatre – BOOK NOW

About the cast

Charles Firth (ABC-TV’s The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser Decides, The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Roast) is a co-host on Triple M’s Radio Chaser show, and the 2019 Election Correspondent for The Project (Network Ten). He covered the 2016 US Elections for The Chaser, and correctly predicted Trump would win. Charles is managing editor of The Chaser Quarterly and Chaser website. His previous live shows include: The Chaser’s Australia, The War on 2017, The War on History, The War on 2018. He lives in Sydney with his son and two wives.

Mark Humphries first came to prominence as the whip-smart but slightly smarmy satirical commentator on The Roast (ABC-TV). Since then, he’s co-authored The Chaser’s Australia, a 200-page book about Australia, toured The Chaser’s Australia live show, been the chief satirical correspondent for SBS The Feed, hosted the gameshow Pointless (Network Ten) and joined ABC-TV’s 7:30 program as the regular Thursday night satirist. Mark is an extreme sports enthusiast, and spends most weekends BASE jumping.

Victoria Zerbst is a comedian, writer and musician currently co-writing and presenting comedy segments for SBS Viceland’s The Feed. She is a co-founder and head writer for sketch comedy group Freudian Nip, and has written satire, character-based comedy and video sketches for Junkee Media, MTV, The Comedy Channel, ABC Comedy’s Aaron Chen Tonight and The Chaser. Victoria suffers from a debilitating fear of the colour puce.

Jenna Owen is chief satirical correspondent for SBS TV’s The Feed, head writer and performer at Freudian Nip, as well as an actor, comedian and improviser. As a solo performer, Owen was a writer and cast member in ABC2’s Aaron Chen Tonight and Squinters, has written comedy content for JUNKEE Media and The Chaser, done radio work for FBi Radio and has performed several times at The Giant Dwarf Theatre as both a sketch comedian and improviser. In 2003, Jenna invented the wheel, but recognition for this breakthrough has been stymied by a baseless patent dispute, which is currently before the courts.

James Schloeffel is the founder of the satirical website The Shovel. He is a writer on The Project’s election coverage (Network Ten), and covered the 2016 US Elections for The Chaser, during which he founded “Aussies for Trump” – a satirical supporter group which Trump fans unfortunately took seriously. His previous live shows include: The War on 2017, The War on History and The War on 2018. His hand featured in Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. James lives in Melbourne which he insists is much better than where you’re from.