Reucassel said the new PM has comic potential, but no in the way he thinks
“Kevin thinks he’s a comedian – and he’s wrong,” he says. “He does a lot of gags but they’re not funny.”
“He’s an angry young man. If you bring him the wrong food, he’s exploding. If you bring him the wrong hair dryer, he’s exploding. If we get him at the right time, he might blow up.”
But despite Rudd’s potential, The Chaser finds him a harder target to reach than Howard.
with Reucassel and Colleague Julian Morrow being arrested in Rome for flying a blimp over the Vatican City.
“The was an article in the paper about a woman who’s been before the Italian courts for about 10 years – there are two levels of appeal there – so, hopefully, we can stretch it out and maybe just retire to an Italian jail.”
“The Italians have got a different sort of policing – there were 20 or 30 people in the room all shouting at each other with a lot of gesturing and no one really talking to us.”
He said he was disappointed not be arrested by the Pope’s Swiss Guards.
“If you get arrested by them or even had them in the back of the shot it’s already comedy because those clothes are hysterical. But sadly, it wasn’t the Swiss Guard, it was the Italian police.”
While The Chaser boys have been taking aim at fresh targets overseas they are prepared to offer an olive branch to an old enemy back at home: Today Tonight.
“We might have to declare a truce, it might be the war on everything – except Today Tonight,” Reucassel says. “It’s got to the point where we’ve sneaked into their offices, they’ve won court case against us – really the only next step would be assassination and I don’t know if the current host is worth assassination – it’d be a waste of a bullet, really.”
“We’ll see, if seven weeks in we’re running out of ideas and you see a current affairs host assassinated, you’ll know it was us.”