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Shaun Micallef: Tripping Over Myself [Booked Out]


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‘Comedy has been my escape, my guiding light, my refuge, my passport, my lifebuoy, my drug, my mask, my means, my end, my lingua franca, my Self. But it’s not everything.’


Shaun Micallef has been a near constant in Australian comedy and television for almost three decades.

His new memoir Tripping Over Myself: A Memoir of a Life in Comedy charts his journey from suburban Adelaide to national TV stardom, offering insight into a career of curiosity, reinvention and humour.

For Spring Fling, meet us at The Capitol as Micallef joins presenter and RocKwiz host Julia Zemiro for a funny and fascinating conversation about life, satire, politics and television, from Full Frontal to Mad As Hell – and beyond.

This event will be photographed and recorded for use by the Wheeler Centre.


Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilets available

Auslan Interpreted

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The bookseller for this event is Readings.


About Spring Fling

Celebrating our return to the stage and the rejuvenation of the arts and culture communities, Spring Fling is a short series of big ideas offering a delectable picnic spread of events with leading thinkers, writers and creators from Australia and abroad.

Spring Fling is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.

Spring Fling 2022


Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef is an Australian comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and bon vivant. After a decade of practising law, Micallef threw it all away for a life in comedy. Since 1994 he has graced Australian TV screens in shows such as Full Frontal and Sea Change, then on to his own gigs on the Mic... Read more

Julia Zemiro

French born-Australian Julia Zemiro is an acting graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (1993) and a beloved Australian television personality. Arguably best known as the host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz,  Julia’s success includes hosting and co-producing the hugely ... Read more


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