I've been a big fan of the Chaser and their irreverent humour over the years, but the boys are looking old and tired with this one. I persevered with the first series, but rarely switch on for the second.
This a current affairs panel show - on a couch, which does nothing for the format - featuring journos that look uncomfortable, and unknown comics trying to outdo each other with smug cynicism. It hones in on the same old targets like Karl Stefanovic and Bill Shorten, but even Shorten is more popular than this bunch. Some of the media clips are funny but for current affairs comedy, Have You Been Paying Attention, despite its shameless commercialism, has more laughs per episode than Media Circus has had all series.
Let's hope a third series is not in the wings, and the Chaser team is forced to delve into their talent banks to come up with something more original.
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