A group of young Aussie comedians attempt to predict the news before it happens, with the help of sketches and music provided by a house band.
At a time when journalism has become all about speed, many broadcasters claim to deliver the news ‘as it happens’. A growing emphasis on live streaming and twenty four hour coverage has shifted the currency of broadcast news from accuracy to attention and skeptical consumers feel disenfranchised with this change in priorities.
The Forecast takes this changing standard onboard but dares to go one better, by bringing viewers the news before it happens. At its core, The Forecast is a sketch comedy show that operates under this satirical framework and employs elements of satire, mock interviews and cabaret to drive home humorous predictions about the week of news and current affairs ahead. A house band gives the show a late-night feel and pairs well with the crooning jazzy vocals. Aussie sketch actors and comedians bring the predictions of “The Oracle” to life.
The Forecast & Friends is a monthly live show based on the original Aussie web series. Guest stand-ups join the group in a fun, off the cuff evening of giggles galore.
Here are the best moments from the debut season of The Forecast: News, Before it Happens. A Nevus original web-series.
In the Season 01 Finalé, the team predicts that Zucks and the rest of the Facebook geeks will begin censoring our personal content, couples that met online during the pandemic will begin peddling fictitious "how we met" tales in order to avoid the stigma of online dating, and The Oracle takes us inside Wrestling Australia's audacious bid to host Wrestlemania 39 in 2023.
The Forecast team brings you a detailed report of news and current affairs before they even occur. In Episode 5, the team predicts that too much information will be divulged in the confessional as churches usher in the faithful, mental health professionals will struggle to keep their minds on task as bad things continue to happen to good people and The Oracle provides a sneak peek at some of the questions he'll be asking the US Presidential candidates ahead of a shock third debate.
The Forecast team brings you a detailed report of news and current affairs before they even occur. In Episode 4, the team predicts that drive-through testing will become the medical standard for even the most personal procedures, the NRL Bunker will brace itself for expansion into real life dilemmas and The Oracle goes one on one with hip-hop sensation Cardi B, as we foresee widespread changes to the Australian education system.
The Forecast team brings you a detailed report of news and current affairs before they even occur. In Episode 3, the team predicts that mask shaming will officially penetrate the sanctity of the workplace and "I've been in contact" will become the go to excuse for those wanting out of their commitments. Meanwhile, the Oracle offers a glance into the dark and sultry industry of Mature Age Dating in "60 Seconds".
The Forecast team brings you a detailed report of news and current affairs before they even occur. In Episode 2, Jack receives a stern reprimand from Cornelius Winterspoon, Dr. Lovestick hones his craft in favour of a particularly crabby couple and the Oracle foresees the end of the Australian worker as we know it.
The Forecast is an original production by Nevus, showcasing a host of young Australian comedic and musical talent. Starring Jack Kearney, Daniel Calavassy, Thomas 'TK' Kearney, Bernard Kairouz and Jake Cairns, The Forecast offers a satirical glance into the world of news and current affairs journalism and combines elements of sketch comedy, impressionism and musical theatre for an all-round entertaining performance.
The World Health Organisation has today declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the number of patients requiring medical assistance is fast exceeding the number of medical professionals qualified to offer treatment. To meet the demand, the Federal Government will drastically lower the admission standards for doctors next week.
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