Power of Satire
Filmed 20 Oct 2017
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane
JULIAN MORROW has made a career of public nuisance in various forms, co-founding satirical media empire The Chaser and joke company Giant Dwarf, as well as making TV shows including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Hamster Wheel, and The Checkout. His work has been nominated, unsuccessfully, for many awards, and prosecuted successfully in many courts. Giant Dwarf’s latest venture, a live comedy venue at 199 Cleveland Street, has been described as “absolutely hilarious” by his accountant.
BRYAN DAWE has enjoyed a long, successful career writing and performing on national radio, television and film. Best-known for his work with the late John Clarke on the ABC’s 7.30 Report where they pricked the balloons of the nation’s alleged political leaders. Bryan was also a cast member and writer of the critically acclaimed and highly successful spoof of the Sydney Olympics, the ABC TV series The Games.
REBECCA LEVINGSTON grew up in North Queensland and for many dedicated years, was sure her future lay in ballroom dancing or on the netball court. She was wrong and somehow ended up studying hotel management and Japanese on the Gold Coast. A year of life in Japan and the UK taught her that people are infinitely interesting creatures and the seed of journalism was planted. It was only after a year of work in America that Rebecca decided her HECS debt should be bigger and returned to university to study journalism.
Now she has a piece of paper that gives her permission to ask lots of questions and she’s pretty happy about that. She’s asked many a question on Queensland Evenings and ABC Brisbane Drive and in 2016 Rebecca started asking all the questions on Weekends
Rebecca’s hosted Q&A evenings with Annabel Crabb, Tony Jones, Molly Meldrum, and once made Prime Minister John Howard belly laugh at his own joke.