SA: Shaun Micallef in Conversation








23cm x 15cm






Art and Photography , Biography and Memoir


Hardie Grant Books


05 October 2022

SA: Shaun Micallef in Conversation

Hosted By: Matilda's Bookshop and Burnside Library

Elder Hall University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 | 4 Oct 2022 06:30 PM

Tripping Over Myself Events
Shaun Micallef. Tripping Over Myself.

Join us to hear Shaun Micallef in conversation with Jo Dyer. 


DATE: Tues, 4 Oct 2022 

TIME: 7.30pm. 

VENUE: Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide

TICKETS:  Ticket $12 or Ticket + Book for $35 (Tripping Over Myself is normally $35 just on its own) with the book to be collected at the event and Shaun will be very happy to sign your copy on the evening. Book your place here


Join us in hearing Shaun Micallef, host of ABC TV’s beloved news satire Mad as Hell, talking about his very funny and poignant memoir, Tripping Over Myself: a memoir of a life in comedy.
Matilda Bookshop will be presenting the event in association with Burnside Library, and Shaun will be chatting to author, producer, and former director of Adelaide Writers Week, Jo Dyer, at 730pm on Tuesday October 4, at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Tripping Over Myself, is an insightful and funny memoir about comedy and life that takes us through uncharted waters to unexpected places. Comedy has been Shaun’s escape, his guiding light, his refuge, his passport, his lifebuoy, his drug, his mask, his means, his end, his lingua franca, his Self. But it’s not everything. In his nearly thirty-year career as a comedian, he’s never thought to write about himself and even though he’s played a character with his own name, it was never really him. He’s always been there somewhere in the roles he’s played and the dialogue he’s given himself and others. Abstracted, coded, sometimes the inverse of what he thinks or feels, there he is in full view, yet concealed. For the first time Shaun invites readers behind the character to meet the real him. The man behind the joke that we rarely get to see. 
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 Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Micallef Tonight and Newstopia, as well as other people’s shows like Thank God You’re Here and Talkin’ Bout Your Generation. His crowning glory has been hosting beloved TV news satire Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell for the last fourteen seasons. For his efforts, he has been showered with Logies, AFIs, AACTAs and even an Aria. Somehow he also found time to host a radio show, appear in films and take to the legitimate stage. He’s also written six books.



Tripping Over Myself will be on sale for the night for $35. 

If you are unable to attend the event on the night, but would love a copy of the signed book delivered or posted to your South Australian address (free postage) after the event, please select Book Only ($35).

For more information contact Matilda Bookshop on T: 08 8339 3931 or E: