The Chaser and Shovel Annual’s War on 2017



Hoping to send out 2017 with a non-Nuclear bang? Then this event is for you! This year The Shovel’s James Schloeffel combines forces with The Chaser’s Charles Firth to bring you some their best – and all of their worst – headlines from the year, plus quizzes, sketches, clips and yarns from the year that was 2017.

Sydney shows will see the hosts joined by the Chaser’s Julian Morrow and Dom Knight, plus special guests radio Chaser’s Mark Humphries and the Chaser Election Desk’s Alex Lee. Melbourne shows will feature a special appearance by the Chaser’s Andrew Hanson and nobody else because we can’t afford the flights.

Standard ticket prices includes a copy of The Chaser Annual and Shovel Annual 2017 (RRP $24.95). So basically it’s like getting a whole show for free.



“The best live satirical show I’ve seen since Mark Latham’s Outsiders” – Rupert Murdoch
“I will hold a 3 month plebiscite to decide whether I am in favour of the show.” – Malcolm Turnbull
“你可能應該關掉你的手機,這個記錄正在被監視” – Sam Dastyari


Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Giant Dwarf Theatre
199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, 2016, Australia
12th Dec. Doors at 7pm for an 8pm start.

Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria
179 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
14th Dec. 8pm start



Why is the Sydney event so much cheaper?
The Chaser runs the Giant Dwarf theatre in Sydney specifically to provide a cheap comedy venue for events, so we’re able to operate our own shows at a loss to keep prices low. Unfortunately for other cities we’re not able to offer the same rates due to the cost of venue hire and staffing.


Will the show be coming to other cities?
Yes! We will be making more announcements shortly.


I haven’t decided if I want the book. Will books be on sale at the event?
The Chaser Annual and select Quarterlies will be on sale before, during and after the event. You can also purchase magazines, gift cards and subscriptions on our online store.



  • War on 2017
    22 November 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • War on 2017: Sydney AGAIN
    12 December 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • War on 2017: Melbourne
    14 December 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm