|Wed 16 May 2012, 9:00pm–10:30pm|
|Thu 17 May 2012, 9:00pm–10:30pm|
|Fri 18 May 2012, 9:00pm–10:30pm|
|Sat 19 May 2012, 9:00pm–10:30pm|
A freewheeling talkfest featuring assorted members of the Chaser team and some of the Festival’s top writers in a relaxed and intoxicating (fully licensed) atmosphere. Lively and/or defamatory discussion, hardcore Q&A and live music included. Tonight Joe McGinniss joins the line-up. MA gives it all an electro-acoustic experimental pop sound.
Chris Taylor is a writer and performer, best known as a member of The Chaser team. For two years Chris co-hosted the popular drive time radio show, [Today Today, on Triple J and in 2007 he wrote the hit musical comedy, Dead Caesar, for the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2010 he returned to Triple J with Andrew Hansen to write and perform The Blow Parade comedy series. Last year he stepped behind the camera for the first time as the director of The Hamster Wheel series.
DOMINIC KNIGHT is the Evenings presenter on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio NSW/ACT. He has worked on The Chaser's creative projects in media including print, online, stage, radio, television and karaoke videos. He wrote the novels Disco Boy and Comrades, largely because he enjoys boasting at dinner parties that he is a novelist. Inspired by The Artist, he is currently adapting his greatest radio moments into a silent movie.
Described as ‘Bjork meets Hall & Oates’, MA makes you believe in pop all over again: classic songwriting, soulful vocals and infectious hooks – their live show is an 11-piece electro-pop soul spectacle. MA has just released their second album, Dance Until My Heart Breaks. Their new single, If That's How You Want It To Be, is a sassy throwback to classic Australian, female-fronted acts from the 1980's: bold, empowered and darkly sexy.
Joe McGinniss is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 books on topics ranging from crime and politics to horse-racing and football. He has worked as an investigative journalist for over 40 years and has spent time living in Alaska, at one stage living next door to the Palins. The Rogue is destined to become Joe’s crowning achievement.
Julian Morrow is a co-founder of The Chaser, a satirical media empire that rivals Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in all fields except power, influence, popularity and profitability. He now works as part of the team's production company, Giant Dwarf (Yes We Canberra!, The Hamster Wheel) and is the host of Friday Drive on ABC Radio National.
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