Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - Netflix

The new adventures of intrepid sceptic and comic Lawrence Leung are revealed in a fascinating and fun series that investigates the unbelievable. It's Mythbusters meets Ghostbusters as Lawrence embarks on a mind-bending quest to examine the irrational and the impossible. With his curious not so scientific research and real-life experiments, Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable pokes fun at our own misconceptions and tests the limits of our beliefs. It's a six-part search for truth that you will have to see to believe.

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2011-06-15

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - The Chaser - Netflix

The Chaser is an Australian satirical comedy group. They are known for their television programmes on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation channel. The group take their name from their production of satirical newspaper, a publication known to challenge conventions of taste. The group's motto is “Striving for Mediocrity in a World of Excellence”. The Chaser's earliest foundations were Charles Firth, Dominic Knight, Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel, who went to Sydney Grammar School together and produced a small satirical school magazine The Tiger. Then Firth, Knight and Reucassel met Chas Licciardello and Andrew Hansen at the University of Sydney. Chris Taylor also attended the University of Sydney but never knew the others during that time. Licciardello, Knight, Reucassel and Morrow all studied law at the Sydney Law School and Firth, Taylor and Hansen all studied in the University of Sydney Faculty of Arts. Firth and Hansen featured in the ABC documentary called “Uni” by film-maker Simon Target. Firth and Hansen organised the University of Sydney Arts Revue and Firth, Knight, Reucassel and Morrow wrote for the University of Sydney student newspaper Honi Soit. In 1999 the four members began The Chaser and their first newspaper project titled The Chaser.

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - Public reactions - Netflix

In July 2006, Licciardello faced charges of “offensive conduct” from the New South Wales Police Force, after turning up at a rugby league football match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the St George Illawarra Dragons on 14 July 2006 dressed up as a Bulldogs fan and attempting to sell fake knives, knuckledusters and balaclavas for a War on Everything sketch. In April 2007, a 15-year-old boy duped YouTube into deleting all clips posted from The Chaser's War On Everything by claiming to be a representative of the ABC. They were later reinstated. At the 2007 Logie Awards some of the Chaser team were “manhandled” by Crown Casino security staff on the red carpet before being closely supervised for the rest of the evening. During Dick Cheney's visit to Australia in 2007, members of The Chaser team were included on the official list of terrorists, anarchists, and protesters deemed to pose a threat to the US Vice-President. The Chaser team gained notoriety and considerable media attention over “The Eulogy Song”, written by Chris Taylor and performed by Andrew Hansen on 17 October 2007 episode of The Chaser's War On Everything. The song satirised the media's posthumous praise of deceased celebrities, regardless of their behaviour in life, and mentioned among others John Lennon, Peter Brock, Stan Zemanek, Princess Diana, Steve Irwin, Donald Bradman, and Kerry Packer. The song attracted comment from both the media and politicians including Kevin Rudd and John Howard, the latter of whom used reference to the song in remarks during a sketch later aired on the programme.

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable - References - Netflix