I saw Cirque Du Chaser on Saturday night, and loved it. Almost none of the Chaser guys have a natural stage presence, but their scripts are razor sharp, and the energy is palpable. Which, oddly, is the reverse of what I thought about Max Gilles’ recent show. Gilles has oodles of stage talent, but the script felt like every joke had been pre-approved by Green Left Weekly.
The Chaser guys are in the Sydney University Law Revue tradition – their politics are left-wing, but the bottom line is that if it’s funny, it’s in. Chas’s online dating experiment, the Abdul Awards for best actor in a beheading video, and "How to present a eulogy with Powerpoint" were definite highlights.