Shaun Mcalif

Specialty Area
TV Presenter | MC

Presenter Type
Television presenter

A well recognised comedian and media personality, Shaun Micallef is most recently known for his hosting role on ‘Talkin’ ’bout your Generation’.

Shaun is one of Australia’s most diverse writer, comedian and actors, having starred in and written for television, movies, radio and books.

He was born in Adelaide on 18 July 1962, of Irish and Maltese descent.   After ten years of working in insurance law as a solicitor in Adelaide, Micallef moved to Melbourne to pursue a full-time comedy career in 1993. He first gained recognition as a cast member of the sketch comedy show Full Frontal, which in turn led to a number of television roles including his own sketch show,

The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), the sitcom Welcher & Welcher and the variety show Micallef Tonight.

He also fronted the satirical news comedy series Newstopia on SBS  for three seasons and hosted the game show Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation on Channel Ten for four years, and appeared in the comedy/mystery Mr & Mrs Murder. He now hosts the topical Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell on the ABC.

In addition to his television work, Micallef has been on radio, film, stage and is a published author. He co-hosted Melbourne station Vega 91.5 FM’s morning program for 2 years; on stage, he performed in the Australian production of Boeing Boeing and was responsible for the comedy show revival of ‘Good Evening’. His first book Smithereens was released in 2004 (re-released in 2011) and a novella, Preincarnate in 2010. As an actor, Micallef has appeared in movies such as Bad Eggs and The Honourable Wally Norman, as well as guesting in a number of series.

Shaun’s style of humour is of a satirical, surrealist nature, and a blend of his comedic heroes: Jerry Lewis, Monty Python, The Marx Brothers, Morecambe and Wise and Peter Sellers.

Awards Logie for Best Comedy (1999, 2001), Aria for Best Comedy Release (2008), Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter (2010), Most Popular Light Entertainment Program (2010) and Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program (2010), AFI for Outstanding Achievement in Television Screencraft, AACTA for Best Performance in a Television Comedy (2014).

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