Follow The Shovel



‘War on 2020’ Update

Usually we end the year with a tour across the country performing a show about all the bad things that happened during the year. Unfortunately, the things that have happened this year have been so bad that we can’t even leave our fucking houses, much less get together several hundred people in a small, confined space to have a laugh.

We are currently planning some live online shows in December, with some very exciting new content. We’ll have more details about that soon.

‘The Anti-Experts Guide To Everything’ Update

Sadly our dates for The Anti Expert’s Guide to Everything have been postponed (again). Which is a bit of a pity, because what the world needs more of right now is a 50min show about the evidenced based techniques of Gwyneth Paltrow, Pete Evans & Andrew Bolt.

Here’s the update on each city:

Canberra: Rescheduled to 4th May 2021. More details to come.

Brisbane: Rescheduled to 6th May 2021. More details to come.

Sydney: Rescheduled to 20th May 2021. More details to come.

Melbourne: Let’s just see how things pan out eh?

Adelaide: We’re considering an all-new show for the 2021 Adelaide Fringe … we’ll let you know.

Perth: You guys won’t let us in.

If you bought a ticket to one of the shows above, it’ll be valid for the new date.

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-founder of The Chaser and co-host on Triple M Sydney’s Radio Chaser. He covered the 2016 US Elections for The Chaser, and correctly predicted Trump would win because he’s a sadist. 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.

James Schloeffel is the founder of the satirical website The Shovel, widely regarded as the most accurate political coverage in Australia. During the 2016 US Elections he founded “Aussies for Trump” – a satirical supporter group which Trump fans unfortunately took seriously. His previous live shows include the sold out War on 2017, War on 2018 and War on 2019 (he loves war). 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.