CRAIG REUCASSEL knows domestic violence is no laughing matter.
One of the men behind the hugely popular Chaser shows will host the Southern Highlands Domestic Forum's White Ribbon Day fundraising dinner at Mittagong RSL on Friday.
Reucassel's mother, Pam, is a social worker on the forum committee.
The Bowral Public and High educated comedian, who graduated with a UAI of 99.9, said he spent this childhood "riding up and down the Gib" but has no plans to move his family, with three children, back to Bowral.
He has hosted many events, but none as worthy as Friday night's.
Reucassel said his mother did "much more worthwhile work" than himself and although not directly affected by domestic violence it was an important issue.
"Instinctively it's one of those things you are appalled by. You don't need to see it to be appalled," he said.
"I'll make jokes about everything else except domestic violence."
The world class Sydney University debater said he would touch on the state election in his musings. He said there had been more "lowlights than highlights" so far and although Barry O'Farrell had been lying pretty low throughout the campaign he was better than Peter Debnam.
The arts and law degree graduate has a new show in the pipeline on the Comedy Channel.
Balls of Steel will be an Australian version of the UK practical joke show, due to go to air in April.
He also said the Chaser gang had a few things cooking.
Reucassel will also attend a public forum for Boral Public and High students tomorrow.
White Ribbon Day, November 25, marks the intentional day of stopping violence against women. The dinner was re-scheduled due to the Bradman Hall of Fame opening last year.
Goulburn Police crime manager Detective Inspector Ward Hanson said the business community had got behind the night.
"We would like to thank Highlands Pit Lane, McGees Cycles, Contours Bowral, Curves Bowral, the NRL, Triple Eight Racing, Highlands Golf Club, Mondo Kitchens, SCG Trust, Gumnut Patisserie, Highlands Ten Pin, Illawarra Fly, Mogo Zoo, Bottle O Racing, Tempt Me With, Needles and Yarns, Rachel Stubbs and Associates, Hannaford Eyewear, Springett's Arcade, Sweets and Treats, Glam, Crystal Brook Lavender Farm, Moss Vale Cruise and Travel, Blue Illusion, Suzanne Grae, Bowral Golf Club, Home Hardware/Retra?vision, Mt Murray Nursery, Kirkham Manor, Dan Murphy's Mittagong, Empire Cinemas, Seafood Affair, Taronga Conservation Society, Josh's Caf?, Dianna Watson Photography, Centennial Vineyards, Eschalot and Telstra Broadway," he said.
Tickets cost $55. There will be a silent auction, live auction and raffle on the night. Funds raised will be go towards local domestic violence initiatives, including a support group and a Healthy Relationship Program delivered to local high schools.
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