Shaun Micallef interview on ROVE (live in studio with Rove McManus).
Includes: Micallefs hidden talent as a country singer & sings for Rove as a wedding present.
Official ROVE site -
(Roving Enterprises, Melbourne Australia)
Broadcast date: 21 June, 2009 - Episode 19 of 2009 (s10e19) 21-06-09
Brought to you by Rove McManus site - (unofficial)
Spawned in the city of serial killers and churches in 1962, Shaun Patrick Micallefs beginnings as a motor insurance lawyer provided the perfect grounding for comedy.
Expertly equipped to handle a room full of competitive, snarling egomaniacs engaged in petty one upmanship and point scoring, he is now the irreverent and slightly crazy host of TVs 'Talkin 'bout your Generation'. Auspicious comedy beginnings on Theatre Sports(1987), The Big Gig (1989) and Jimeoin (1994) led to Micallef joining the cast of sketch show Full Frontal (1994-96), where he created popular characters Milo Kerrigan , Nobby Doldrums and a send-up of Italian male model Fabio. But Shauns own shows awaited ABC TVs award-winning The Micallef Program (1998-2001), sitcom Welcher & Welcher (2003) and the variety show Micallef Tonight (2003).
Two Logies and an ARIA later, in 2007-08 Micallef turned his hand to current affairs in the squint-and-youll-think-its-real world news regurg with oblique editorial, funny voices and music hall characterizations Newstopia for SBS. Having trodden the boards on stage, lit up the screen in film (Bad Eggs, The Honorable Wally Norman, The Extra) and TV (SeaChange, Through My Eyes) and lent his dulcet if somewhat warped tones to radio station Vega in Melbourne, the published author and all round funny guy has cemented himself as one of the most loved faces (and bodies, too) in Australian entertainment.
Now, like an action blockbuster sequel, hes back better budgeted than ever on the worlds best network in the world (of the week) ever: Network Ten. Helming inter-generational fight to the death Talkin 'bout your Generation, Micallef promises to be fair, impartial and easily bribed.