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Unexpected Passions

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We all know Jonathan Franzen is a twitcher. But did you know Tom Hanks likes to collect 1940s typewriters? Or that Johnny Depp likes to play with dolls?

Sadly, Tom and the two Johnnies couldn’t join us, but Sam Pang has persuaded some almost as familiar faces to reveal their unlikely obsessions.

In the final edition for 2012, comedian Bob Franklin shares his passion for heavy metal while musician Kram – drummer of nineties alt-rock heroes Spiderbait – professes his love for a different kind of racket: tennis.

Always diverse, occasionally devilish, the one thing you can expect from Unexpected Passions is an evening of laid-back laughs, with wizard of wit Sam Pang at the helm.

Featuring

Sam Pang

Sam Pang is a writer, presenter and broadcaster. His television credits include the hugely popular Santo, Sam and Ed’s Cup Fever and SBS’s coverage of The Eurovision Song Contest. 2012 sees Sam co-hosting Santo, Sam and Ed’s Sports Fever on Channel 7 and will also be seen in Agony Uncles on AB... Read more

Bob Franklin

Bob Franklin is a highly respected writer, actor and comedian (perhaps most recognisable from The Librarians, Stupid Stupid Men and Thank God You’re Here). He recently wrote and directed a short film called Corrections and has several other projects in pipelines. Bob’s work has been described in... Read more

Kram

Kram is best-known as Spiderbait’s co-vocalist and percussive lynchpin. He’s long had a restless creative energy that’s seen him take part in numerous side-projects, including the rock & roll supergroup The Wrights and Hot Rollers, as well as helping propel Spiderbait to a prominent place ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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