search slide
search slide
pages bottom

Politicians chased by kid playing ear-piercing recorder in ultimate prank

The election campaign is a tough time for politicians. Babies are shoved in their faces, teenagers demand selfies and grandmas want a kiss on the cheek. It is a test of endurance and only the fittest survive.

The Chaser, a hilarious comedy group in Australia, decided the lead up to the July 2 election was not testing enough. They did what any self-respecting comedy group should do: They came up with the ultimate politician-patience challenge.

The rules: Present a child playing a recorder and see the length of time a politician can stand the heat. It is an endearing look at how long a politician can keep up appearances when faced with horrific music from the mouth of a babe. 

Ever-polite Labor candidate Lyndal Howison just didn't have the heart to say "SHUT THE HELL UP, CHILD," while The Greens leader Richard Di Natale did an impressive "clap-her-off" move. 

Former prime minister Tony Abbott was not putting up with the child's rubbish, shutting her down with a "congratulations" at the 32-second mark. Harsh. In contrast, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten tried a few awkward tactics before failing miserably at ridding himself of recorder girl. 

We always wondered when those school recorder lessons would come in handy.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Leave a Reply

Captcha image