Three comedians, Justin Hamilton, Des Bishop and Tim Ferguson are this month’s guests, with Ramona Koval.
Being a reader isn’t about sitting in an ivory tower, turning your back on the world. The relationship between life and the page is more fluid. We’re shaped by what we read; at home, in our world views and in our careers.
In this monthly series The Wheeler Centre and Radio National’s The Book Show aim to uncover those links between work and words. Presented and chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ramona Koval, the discussions will feature high-profile professionals – doctors and physicists, musicians and comedians – talking about the books that have been important to them and have influenced their profession.
Recordings of the event will be broadcast nationally on The Bookshow on the Friday following this event.
Des Bishop is currently touring Australia with his stand-up show and is a guest of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor. She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.
At this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Justin Hamilton performs his stand-up routine Idiot Man Child.
Tim Ferguson wrote The Cheeky Monkey, a comedy writing manual for screenwriters and comedians.