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Mark Humphries and Evan Williams to bring the laughs back to 7:30

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Evan Williams and Mark Humphries
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The ABC has announced popular satirist Mark Humphries, and his comedy co-writer Evan Williams are joining the flagship current affairs program 7:30

The duo whom previously worked together on SBS Viceland series The Feed, will now produce a fortnightly satirical segment for 7:30.

Mark and Evan said: “We had many offers but the prospect of bringing the ABC’s flagship current affairs program down to the level of third-rate undergraduate humour was too tempting to resist.

"We just love the job stability that can only be found at the ABC."

Humphries departed The Feed earlier this year to take on the hosting role of Pointless on TEN, filming recently wrapped on the gameshow with 130 episodes in the can, enough to keep it on-air until the end of 2018. The long-term future of Pointless is expected to be announced by TEN shortly.

This is not the first time 7.30 has had satire, with the much loved Clarke and Dawe segments gracing 7.30’s screens for many years.    

Mark and Evan said: “We will never be able to fill John Clarke’s shoes, because his family refuses to give them to us.” 

Leigh Sales said "I'm a huge fan of quality political satire so you can only imagine my disappointment that we couldn't land Shaun Micallef."

The fortnightly segment begins Thursday October 4.