Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser.
Craig and a group of satirical comedians 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 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.
He has also co-hosted the triple j shows Today Today, Bloody Sunday and The Race Race with fellow Chaser Chris Taylor. In 2016 he performed in David Williamson’s Jack of Hearts at The Ensemble.
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