Sacked 97.3FM host Mike van Acker reveals stand-up show about axing
Fresh off being axed from the 97.3FM Breakfast show, Mike van Acker has taken inspiration for his next project.
The comedian has revealed his new stand-up show will be called Sacked, and is set to detail his sudden removal from ARN’s Brisbane Brekky show.
ARN called an end to the Bianca, Mike & Bob show in December 2019, announcing that Bianca Dye and van Acker would not return in 2020.
Since then, the network has revealed the return of Robin Bailey, herself sensationally axed in 2016, alongside Bob Gallagher and former co-host Terry Hansen (who left for health-related reasons in 2018).
“I knew it would be the elephant in the room anyway so I thought I may as well throw it together, write about what I know and what people want to hear anyway,” van Acker told Courier Mail.
“The show is not anti 97.3 or anti radio. It’s about the process of being sacked, and I’ll talk a little bit about that happens, and of rebuilding and the emotional side of being sacked. I’m not planning on burning any bridges.
“Terry has already sent a text saying he will come and see it.”
He revealed that he wasn’t surprised by the return of Bailey to 97.3m but thought “there was a good chance I would stay on with Robin and Bob.”
Van Acker also revealed he is in talks with two radio networks and he believes there is “a very good chance I might have something soon.”