12 episodes

Each week Michael Shafar is joined by a fellow comedian to give their unqualified, hot takes on the big events of the week.

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Each week Michael Shafar is joined by a fellow comedian to give their unqualified, hot takes on the big events of the week.

    Pride Jumper Boycott, Pauline Hanson’s Walkout and Instagram’s Backlash - Episode 12

    Pride Jumper Boycott, Pauline Hanson’s Walkout and Instagram’s Backlash - Episode 12

    Michael Shafar walks you through another big week of scandals, boycotts and backlashes!

    Seven Manly Sea Eagles boycotted the club's pride jumper, but does the LGBT+ community really need the endorsement of some coked-up wife-beaters anyway?

    Plus, Pauline Hanson walks out of the Senate's Acknowledge of Country, which might be the only way to get her out of Parliament. 

    And, Instagram influencers are upset with the changes to the app's algorithm, but anything that upsets influencers is surely a good thing, right?

    If you'd like to hear more from Michael Shafar, follow him on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube, or see him live in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Narre Warren.

    • 18 min
    Swastika Ban, ’Birthing Parents’ and ScoMo’s Sermon - Episode 11

    Swastika Ban, ’Birthing Parents’ and ScoMo’s Sermon - Episode 11

    Michael Shafar is once again riding solo as he reveals why he doesn't support banning the swastika, and it's not for the reason you'd think.

    Plus, people are outraged by a new government form that dared to refer to mothers as 'birthing parents' and the media attacks Scott Morrison for his latest church sermon, but Michael surprisingly leaps to the former PM's defence.

    You can follow Michael on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, though it is certainly not mandatory.

    You can also see him live later this year in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Narre Warren.

    • 16 min
    Wimbledon, Putin and Jordan Peterson - Episode 10

    Wimbledon, Putin and Jordan Peterson - Episode 10

    In a very special episode Michael Shafar is riding solo this week! Ahead of the Wimbledon men's final, he offers two post-match reactions depending on the outcome and explains why he now supports the ban on Russian athletes.

    He also reacts to former F1 boss and 91-year-old Bernie Ecclestone claiming he'd "take a bullet for Vladimir Putin" and explains why all bodyguards should be elderly people. 

    Finally, he has a message of support for Jordan Peterson, who may have been banned from Twitter, but is still managing to put out hilarious content on YouTube.

    Follow Michael on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. And see him live in Narre Warren (VIC) and Adelaide later this year.

    • 20 min
    Cancer, Chemo and Comedy - Episode 9

    Cancer, Chemo and Comedy - Episode 9

    In a very special episode (that is not topical at all) Michael Shafar is joined by fellow testicular cancer survivor NICK CAPPER who has just finished up four months of chemotherapy.

    They discuss the experience of undergoing chemo, losing a testicle and performing stand up through it all.

    Follow Michael on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube, or see him live in Darwin on 8-9 July and Narre Warren 22 October.

    Follow Nick on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and check out his special Pork Palace on YouTube

    • 45 min
    Solving the Trans Athletes Debate - Episode 8

    Solving the Trans Athletes Debate - Episode 8

    Michael Shafar is joined by the very funny JOSH EARL to explain how the solution to the trans athletes debate is to remove gender divisions and let athletes take whatever drugs they want.

    They also react to a politician's refusal to be seen with the Australian flag and offer a new design that every Australian can support. Plus, Michael explains why we need a separate part of the Internet for viral Aussie content, which only ever seems to involve wildlife being punched or hit with a frying pan.

    Follow Michael on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, and see him live in Darwin 8-9 July and Narre Warren 22 October.

    Follow Josh Earl on Instagram and Twitter, and check out his podcast 100% Hits Volume.

    • 34 min
    The Craziest Examples of Rainbow Capitalism - Episode 7

    The Craziest Examples of Rainbow Capitalism - Episode 7

    Michael Shafar is joined by the very funny comedian KIRSTY WEBECK to share their favourite stories of audience members walking out of their shows.

    They also discuss whether journalists should ever be reporting on celebrity relationships in the wake of Rebel Wilson being pressured to announce her same-sex relationship.

    And, it's Pride Month! So they take a look at some of the craziest examples of corporations trying to make a quick buck off the LGBTQI+ community.

    Follow Michael Shafar on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. Plus see him live in Perth, Darwin and Narre Warren.

    Follow Kirsty Webeck on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    • 26 min

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