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War on 2022 – National Tour

Some of the biggest names in Australian satire are coming to take you on a dazzling journey through the most ridiculous, tumultuous and flat-out frightening year since 2021.   

James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel), Charles Firth (co-founder of The Chaser and director of Chaser Digital) and Mark Humphries (the tall guy who does the satirical sketches on ABC’s 7:30) are joined for the first time by the outrageously talented musical comedian Gabbi Bolt (“Best Newcomer – Sydney Comedy Festival”, “Best of the Week – Adelaide Fringe”, Winner of 2021 Moosehead Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival).


CENTRAL COAST, Laycock Theatre: Wednesday 23rd November – BOOK NOW

NEWCASTLE, City Hall: Thursday 24th November 2022 – BOOK NOW

BRISBANE, Fortitude Music Hall: Rescheduled to Friday 25th November 2022 – BOOK NOW

GOLD COAST, HOTA: Saturday 26th November 2022 – BOOK NOW

CANBERRA, Canberra Theatre: Wednesday 30th November 2022 – BOOK NOW

WOLLONGONG, Town Hall: Thursday 1st December – BOOK NOW

ADELAIDE, Festival Centre: Friday 2nd December 2022 – BOOK NOW

MELBOURNE, Athenaeum: Saturday 3rd December 2022 – BOOK NOW

HOBART, Theatre Royal: Thursday 8th December 2022 – BOOK NOW

SYDNEY, Enmore Theatre: Friday 9th December 2022 – BOOK NOW

PERTH, Regal Theatre: Saturday 10th December 2022 – BOOK NOW

About the Show

Featuring a round-up of the top headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel, musical performances, political sketches and awkward audience interaction, they’ll touch on hilarious topics such as the war in Ukraine, the impending climate apocalypse, destruction of women’s bodily autonomy in America and how to be as charismatic as Peter Dutton.

Their previous shows have been described as “A cut above the rest” (The Adelaide Advertiser), “An onslaught of razor-sharp satire” (The Barefoot Review) and “The second best satirical supergroup after Sky News After Dark” (Peta Credlin).

Gabi Bolt has been described by Wil Anderson as “The next Tim Minchin” and by the Adelaide Advertiser as “An icon in the making”. 

Byron Writer’s Festival – Friday 26th August 2022

If you missed seeing ‘Spin’ earlier this year, there’s a special one-off performance at Byron Writer’s Festival in Aug. It’s a masterclass in manipulation, lying & deception, so make sure you get tickets before Byron local Pete Evans snaps up the lot.