The Anti-Experts Guide To The Pandemic

Australia • World Premiere
In 2020 we lived through two of the most traumatic events in living memory: the shocking bushfires in Australia and Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina-scented candle. It's time someone made sense of it all.

Following a sold-out 2020 Adelaide Fringe, Charles Firth (The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (The Shovel) return to Gluttony with a brand new show: a biting and hilarious look at COVID conspiracy theories, anti-vaxxers, scented candles, 5G towers, News Corp, Trump supporters and the Pete Evans BioCharger.

★★★★ "An onslaught of razor-sharp insights and sardonic satire" Barefoot Review

"A ceaseless barrage of acerbic one-liners." Theatre Travels

Presented by: The and The Shovel

Charles Firth (co founder of The Chaser) and James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel) run competing satirical organisations, but started working together in 2016 because they figured creating a satirical cartel would be a good way to make loads of money. It wasn't.

Their first joint project was covering the 2016 US Elections, where they created “Aussies for Trump” – a satirical supporter group which Trump supporters unfortunately took seriously.

Since then they've performed to sold-out audiences across Australia with the War on 2017, The War on 2018, The War on 2019 and The War on the F*&cking Election. Their debut Fringe Show was 'The Anti Experts Guide To Everything'.

Their shows have been described as "A ceaseless barrage of acerbic one-liners" & "An onslaught of razor-sharp satire"