Shaun Micallef

Season 6, Episode 3

During a break from filming the new season of his sitcom The Ex PM, Robin and Josie are joined by one of Australia’s most celebrated comedic writers and performers, Shaun Micallef. They chat about his latest book The President’s Desk, favourite comedian biographies, a mutual love of silent film and the difficulty writing Trump based satire in Australia.




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Reading List

Shaun recommends

Harlequin by Everett De Roche

The Look of Buster Keaton by Robert Benayoun

Smithereens by Shaun Micallef

Jerry Goes to Death Camp! by Harry Shearer & Bruce Handy

Puckoon by Spike Milligan

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers by Roger Lewis

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

Anthony Burgess: A Life by Roger Lewis

The Real Life of Laurence Oliver by Roger Lewis

Jolson: The Story of Al Jolson by Michael Freedland

Pitkin’s PA: My Life with Sir Norman Wisdom by Ann Axe and Sue Benwell

Robin recommends

The President’s Desk: An alt-history of the United States by Shaun Micallef

Hawk the Slayer by Arthur Byron Cover, Terry Marcel & Harry Robertson

Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt

The Goodies books

The Monty Python’s Flying Circus books

The Man Who Was Private Widdle by Roger Lewis

Whatshisname: The Life and Death of Charles Hawtrey by Wes Butters

Josie recommends

The Complete Monty Python: All the Words by Monty Python

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