The ABC’s 7.30 has announced that satirist Mark Humphries will be joining the program with a fortnightly satirical segment starting Thursday October 4.
Humphries and his co-writer Evan Williams are excited to join the 7.30 team.
The duo said said: “We had many offers but the prospect of bringing the ABC’s flagship current affairs program down to the level of third-rate undergraduate humour was too tempting to resist.
“We just love the job stability that can only be found at the ABC.”
This is not the first time 7.30 has had satire, with the much loved Clarke and Dawe segments gracing 7.30’s screens for many years.
Humphries and Williams said: “We will never be able to fill John Clarke’s shoes, because his family refuses to give them to us.”
Leigh Sales said: “I’m a huge fan of quality political satire so you can only imagine my disappointment that we couldn’t land Shaun Micallef.”