The Chaser is an Australian satirical comedy team. They are known for their television programmes on ABC TV, including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser's War on Everything and The Chaser's Media Circus. They are famous for several high profile stunts over the years, including printing the personal phone number of then Prime Minister John Howard on the front cover of their newspaper, and dressing up as Osama bin Laden outside US President George W. Bush's hotel during the 2007 APEC Summit in Sydney. The team started as a satirical newspaper, a publication known to challenge conventions of taste. The Chaser's motto is Striving for Mediocrity in a World of Excellence .