Dan Ilic’s A Rational Fear returns to air after four years

Australian satirist Dan Ilic has relaunched his podcast and live show, A Rational Fear.

The former ABC Radio National show was also broadcast on FBi radio and The Guardian and featured two live shows at The Opera House.

Ilic’s show returns next week

In 2014, a crowd-funding campaign on Pozible raised more than $50,000, allowing for a 10-week digital comedy hub.

However, the show was rested after 2014 and Ilic went to the US, working across the Al Jazeera as a senior satire producer before he was controversially fired. He later became executive producer of satire for Fusion Media Group.

A Rational Fear will return to stage on May 25 with comedians Rosie Waterland, Jazz Twemlow and Lewis Hobba, as well as banking expert Cath Brown.

It will be coupled with a monthly podcast, which will be available through iTunes and Pocketcasts.

Of the launch, Ilic said: “In a time of fake news, fake hair, and real tragedy, it would be mad not to have another crack. I mean, the jokes are writing themselves, so I can just sit back and cash in”.

The announcement comes a month after ABC’s Tonightly announced Dan Ilic as executive producer.


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