Satirist (and birthday boy) Mark Humphries is joining ABC’s 7:30 with a fortnightly segment, joined by co-writer Evan Williams.
“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,” the duo said.
“We just love the job stability that can only be found at the ABC.”
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.”
Humphries and Evans both previously penned satire for The Feed at SBS VICELAND but have talked down the prospect of following John Clarke & Bryan Dawe at ABC.
Mark and Evan said: “We will never be able to fill John Clarke’s shoes, because his family refuses to give them to us.”
Humphries departed SBS in June to host Pointless for TEN.
Pointless has just wrapped production on 130 episodes, including Christmas & New Year’s editions which should see it run until later in January. All eyes on TEN’s Upfronts at the end of the month to see if it is renewed.
A TEN source tells TV Tonight question writing will recommence in October.
Humphries first 7:30 segment airs on Thursday.