The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel will soon be seen as the host of Balls of Steel Australia, a local version of the UK prank show in which members of the public become unwitting victims of a series of regular characters.
The Comedy Channel show will include UK Balls of Steel cast member Neg, while James Kerley (Taken Out) will appear as the game show host from Hell.
The anarchic Balls of Steel Australia sees guest comedians and comedy characters performing stupid, dangerous and ill-advised stunts on the general public in an attempt to impress a studio audience and to lay claim to the title of having the biggest “balls of steel”.
Reucassel will be joined in each episode by a rotating door of fearless performers who show the audience a recording of their daring stunts.
Craig’s pranksters are always keen to prove themselves, whether it be by performing death-defying stunts, holding their nerve during hidden camera set-ups, or behaving stupidly in the presence of celebrities. At the end of each episode, the audience vote for the winner of the coveted Balls of Steel Australia trophy.
Resident characters in the Australian series include “Nude Girl” who just can’t seem to keep her clothes on, James Kerley, the game show host from Hell, Paris Hilton wannabe, “Fame Whore” J’Anus, confused gay newbie “Just Came Out”, the boyfriend hunting “Bunny Boiler”, and everyone’s nemesis “The Annoying Devil”.
But there’s more, we’ve even tempted popular British Balls of Steel cast member and public-aggravator Neg to Australia to perform his “Urban Sports” on unsuspecting Australian victims.
Balls of Steel Australia is a 10-part series produced by Southern Star Entertainment’s Courtney Gibson and Johnny Lowry.
It premieres 9:30pm Tuesday April 19 on Comedy.