The Chaser Lecture – Special member discount

28 Oct 2015 By Media Super Team

25% off tickets for Media Super members

Get more fun out of your fund with a super media opportunity from your fellow Media Super members, the team behind The Chaser

The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture & Dinner will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Monday 9 November, featuring international satirist Bassem Youssef

For over four decades The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture has been the nation’s most respected and prestigious Chaser Lecture, following in the tradition of the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, the A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism and the Bronwyn Bishop Ethics Oration.

In a major departure from the previous fifteen Inaugurals, the 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture will be delivered by one of the world’s most respected and influential political comedians, Bassem Youssef.

Media Super member and The Chaser co-founder Julian Morrow said, “We’re thrilled Media Super has chosen The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture to be the comedy lecture it supports. The fact there aren’t actually any other comedy lectures in no way diminishes that fact.” 

The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture will be held at a formal dinner hosted by The Chaser on Monday 9 November, and will feature an after-dinner conversation between Bassem Youssef and MC Julian Morrow as well as audience questions.

Media Super members can buy a discounted spot on one of the reserved Media Super tables at the Lecture at 

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More about Bassem Youssef 


Dubbed “the Jon Stewart of the Arab World”, Bassem is the former cardiothoracic surgeon who created and hosted the TV program Al Bernameg, which won national and international acclaim for its hilarious and bold criticism of Egypt’s ruling elites. Al Bernameg began as a 5-minute show on YouTube during the Arab Spring, and quickly became the most watched show across the Middle East, with over 30 million viewers a week. Al Bernameg was terminated in 2014 due to political pressure. Bassem and his family now live outside Egypt for their own safety. 


Bassem was named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2013. In that year the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named Bassem the winner of the International Press Freedom Award, which was presented to him by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart.