Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WEDDING COUNTDOWN: 1 day, 20 hours, 28 minutes, 43 seconds Palace bans controversial Aussie comedy team The Chaser from royal wedding

THE Chaser, known for their controversial stunts, have been banned from Friday's royal wedding broadcast under direct orders from Britain's Clarence House.
Members of The Chaser, known for their controversial stunts and who drew worldwide attention by breaching security at the 2007 APEC summit in Sydney, were planning on providing alternate commentary for Australian public broadcaster, the ABC, on its second channel ABC2.
But Clarence House, which serves as an office for Prince Charles and Prince William, put a stop to the plans.
It said the agreement under which the ABC takes the wedding telecast forbids its use in "any drama, comedy, satirical or similar entertainment program or content."
The ABC was told if it proceeded as planned with the satirical take from The Chaser team it would be in breach of the agreement.

The Chaser's
The wedding telecast forbids the ABC from using in "any drama, comedy, satirical or similar entertainment
"And who knows - if it goes well, hopefully they ask us back next year to cover the divorce."
In a last ditch attempt, the Chaser team sent Buckingham Palace the following letter today:
ATT: The Queen
Dear Australian Head of State,
We would like to place ourselves at your mercy and request a stay of execution for our television program, The Chaser’s Royal Wedding Commentary.
We, like Kate, are commoners, and were looking forward to celebrating her wedding to your exalted grandson with a few affectionate observations.
To ensure that our coverage was respectful, we were only planning to use jokes that Prince Phillip has previously made in public, or at least the ones that don’t violate racial vilification laws. We've also filmed a joke about hunting grouse which we think you might enjoy.
We Australians are a simple people who don’t often get to watch that kind of pomp. The last big wedding we had here was Scott and Charlene on Neighbours. We’ve asked around, and there are at least six people in this outpost of your empire who would quite like to watch our commentary.
Please consider our plea.
We have the honour to be, Madam, Your Majesty’s humble and obedient servants,
The Chaser

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