The Chaser’s Charles Firth
Election Eve in the USA. Charles Firth who is currently on the campaign trail, will present his take on the elections and their broader implications for America. He'll take us through the key swing states and show video clips from the last four weeks of the campaign, highlighting the absurd and scary nature of heartland USA.
Join ANU Learning Communities for our last event for the year. The Chaser’s Charles Firth will present his experiences of the weird and wonderful of the US Presidential campaign.
The new edition of Chaser’s Quarterly will be on sale with Charles available for signings.
About the Speaker:
Charles Firth is a writer, director and producer. Charles is the executive producer of THE ROAST and ROAST NEWS UPDATE, a satirical news segment which airs on The Comedy Channel and ABC2; and the creator of the multi Logie-award winning comedy team THE CHASER. In 2010 Charles wrote and directed a series called WTF for Go! The series consisted of thirty 2 minute episodes of satiric news and comedy sketches.
Charles produced a special comedy documentary (nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at 2009 Logies) about the US elections for SBS-TV called MR FIRTH GOES TO WASHINGTON. Before that he was the US correspondent for AFI nominated THE CHASER’S WAR ON EVERYTHING. He was a presenter and writer on AFI nominated CNNNN, THE CHASER DECIDES and THE ELECTION CHASER. With the team, he has also written five CHASER ANNUALS, published by Text Publishing, and produced 89 editions of their satirical newspaper, THE CHASER.
Aside from his television work, Firth has co-written with Andrew Hansen an international award winning short film GARBAGE MAN which won a Tropfest Award in 2005 and also an award at the Ohne Kohle Film Festival in Vienna.
Charles wrote and directed a timely commercial about the proposed carbon tax called GREAT DENIERS. He also recently teamed up with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union to create the campaign THIS IS THE REAL STORY, which lampoons the pro-mining campaign.
On more serious topics, Charles Firth was a regular writer for THE MONTHLY, and is a columnist for GQ Australia. Charles is the author of the bestselling book, AMERICAN HOAX published by Picador in 2006. He has several television comedy projects in development with his production company Manic Studios.