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Meet the Author: In Conversation with Shaun Micallef


  • Mon 23 Sep 2019, 6:00pm–7:00pm


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Shaun Micallef will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Mad as Hell - A Silver Jubilee of Sketches by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie.

2019 marks the tenth season of Mad as Hell and Shaun Micallef's twenty-fifth year in comedy. What better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive collection of the funniest scripts and scenes from Micallef's long TV career? These pages not only feature the highlights of Mad as Hell—dubbed 'the best 30 minutes on Australian TV' by the Sydney Morning Herald - but also favourites from Full Frontal, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) and Newstopiä. With perenially wicked wit, Micallef and his co-writer Gary McCaffrie usher us behind the scenes with hilarious footnotes to their most loved sketches.

Multi-Logie award winner Shaun Micallef is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and bon vivant. After several years of practising law, Micallef threw it all away for a life in comedy and television. In line with his professional goal to "always try do something...just to flex my muscles in a different area" on top of Mad As Hell, Shaun has done theatre, Mr and Mrs Murder (Channel 10), The Ex-PM (ABC), Talking About Your Generation (Channel 9) and documentaries for SBS.

Alex Sloan AM, one of Canberra's best loved personalities, former ABC journalist and 2017 Canberra Citizen of the year, is a regular conversationalist for ANU Meet the Author events. Pre-event book signings will be available from 5:30pm and again after the event. This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop and books will be available to purchase.

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