Renowned Writer, Comedian, Facilitator, MC & Host
Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste.
With a fast paced wit and great intellect he is a highly effective facilitator and an entertaining, supremely organised MC and host.
Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel. Most recently he’s appeared on ABC in The Chaser’s Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk and the current series of satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout. Craig hosted two seasons of the award winning War on Waste documentary on ABC TV.
Craig was born in South Africa but moved to Australia at a young age. He attended Bowral Public School and Bowral High School, but despite this never became a famous cricketer. He then attended the University of Sydney, and graduated with honours in Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) and Bachelor of Laws.
At some point he also co-hosted the triple j shows Today Today, Bloody Sunday and The Race Race with fellow Chaser Chris Taylor. He has performed in David Williamson’s Jack of Hearts and Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island at The Ensemble.
Craig is married with three children. He has a cat and a dog that could do with a walk if you have any time.
Craig did a fantastic job as the MC at our 2018 Premier’s NSW Export Awards. We had an audience of 600 people, and he managed to hold everyone’s attention throughout the whole event. A week after the event we have received many calls and emails from our guests to thank us for a wonderful event, and many of these also mentioned Craig and the wonderful job he did.
-Export Council of Australia
Please pass on to us a huge thank you to Craig Reucassel for his excellent MC work at our Black Tie Gala on Phillip Island. He was absolutely the perfect choice: he had the audience along for the ride and made plenty of well-timed and well-pitched jokes. He brought his vast experience from the War on Waste into the conversation and was just outstanding...He has won plenty of fans.
Craig was great – his presenting was very entertaining, informative and engaging. Very well received by the audience. He was very generous in staying back after the presentation and chatting with guests.
Fantastic presentation! Very entertaining and Craig really knows his stuff when it comes to the war on waste. Particularly topical for our Local Government audience.