at The Wheeler Centre

Reading on Vocation with Ramona Koval: Comedians

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.

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Portrait of Des Bishop

Des Bishop

Des Bishop is currently touring Australia with his stand-up show and is a guest of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Portrait of Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, broadcaster and editor.  She is an Honorary Fellow at the centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.

Portrait of Justin Hamilton

Justin Hamilton

At this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Justin Hamilton performs his stand-up routine Idiot Man Child.

Portrait of Tim Ferguson

Tim Ferguson

Tim Ferguson wrote The Cheeky Monkey, a comedy writing manual for screenwriters and comedians.


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