Writer, performer, Executive Producer, co-founder and ringmaster of “The Chaser”, Julian Morrow and his team are masters of satirical media, having an empire which rivals Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in all fields except power, influence,...
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Writer, performer, Executive Producer, co-founder and ringmaster of “The Chaser”, Julian Morrow and his team are masters of satirical media, having an empire which rivals Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in all fields except power, influence, popularity and profitability.
Having worked as an employment and industrial lawyer for several years, Julian self-admittedly ‘sabotaged’ his legal career by co-founding the allegedly fortnightly, allegedly satirical newspaper “The Chaser” in 1999. Despite it’s near total lack of readership, Julian worked on the newspaper until its final issue in 2005, writing both news satire and the media criticism column MediaCritic.
Julian now works as part of the “Chaser” creative team and, for his sins, it’s Managing Director, as well as independent media work. Staying true to the Chaser corporate motto, “Striving for mediocrity in a world of excellence”, Julian has worked with the Chaser team on all it’s media projects, including the internationally popular Olympics parody site silly2000.com, a decade’s worth of Chaser annuals, a number of Chaser radio shows on MMM, 2UE and the ABC and the stage shows “Cirque du Chaser” and “The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour”.
Julian has been a writer/performer on all of The Chaser’s ABC television programs, “The Election Chaser" (2001), “CNNNN" (2002, 2003), “The Chaser Decides" (2004) and “The Chaser’s War on Everything” (2006, 2007 and 2009), which together have lost a host of Australian and international TV comedy awards. In this context, Julian has earned one criminal conviction and several near misses, including most notably the Chaser’s APEC motorcade stunt in 2007. To compensate for his creative shortcomings, Julian has also become a producer, after bullying Andrew Denton into giving him a producer credit on series 2 of “CNNNN”. Since The Chaser formed its own production company, Julian has run the “business” and acted as Executive Producer on “The Chaser Decides”, “Lawrence Lueng’s Choose Your Own Adventure” and the three series of “The Chaser’s War on Everything”.
For reasons best known to director Nash Edgerton, Julian has also worked as an actor for approximately 3 minutes in the feature film “The Square”, as well as various short stints presenting ABC radio programs and failing to fill the shoes of Roy Slaven as an occasional guest presenter on “This Sporting Life” with HG Nelson.
Julian has seen the highs and lows of the media glare and made a lasting impact on the current debate of news, satire and freedom of speech. He now hopes to one day leave comedy and the media to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer again.