Bear­ing daggy gifts

Co­me­dian Shaun Mi­callef gen­er­ates a need for pop ephemera

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

SHAUN Mi­callef wants view­ers to help him dec­o­rate the Talkin’ ’Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion set in 2012.

‘‘Hello, Shaun Mi­callef here,’’ he writes at shaun­mi­calle­fon­

‘‘Peo­ple of TAYG, I need your help. My vast and ex­pen­sive col­lec­tion of pop cul­tural ephemera, items from which are proudly dis­played each week atop the TAYG podium, has been stolen.

‘‘I sus­pect the thief is a shad­owy agent of the Dark Lord Sau­ron and have con­se­quently dis­patched three hob­bits, a dwarf, two elves and Josh on a quest to re­cover the miss­ing stuff. It is vi­tal they suc­ceed, for I’m not in­sured.

‘‘The quest, as you might guess, is ex­tremely dan­ger­ous and will take the small band of ad­ven­tur­ers to many strange and far­away lands where pub­lic trans­port in­fra­struc­ture is hope­less, so get­ting around will be tricky.

‘‘But back to you. I’m ask­ing you to send in to TAYG the kind of cool stuff that you’d like to see dis­played on my podium: toys, daggy records, fig­urines, books, comics any­thing that you think evokes the spirit of your gen­er­a­tion. Drop us a line at tayg@granada­me­, in­clude a pic of your item, and if we like it, we’ll be in touch.’’

Mi­callef will ap­pear on sev­eral net­works in the new year.

As well as host­ing a fourth se­ries of TAYG, he helms Shaun Mi­callef Is Mad as Hell, which he says will draw com­par­isons to his hit se­ries New­stopia, which aired on SBS (Nine, NBN) in 2008 and 2009.

TAYG, mean­while, re­turns with its an­nual

Talkin’ ’Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion Christ­mas night spe­cial. Host Mi­callef and reg­u­lars Amanda Keller, Char­lie Pick­er­ing and Josh Thomas are joined by guests Denise Scott for team Baby Boomer, Dy­lan Lewis for Gen X and Ruby Rose for Gen Y.

Spe­cial guests in­clude Kram from Spi­der­bait, trum­peter James Mor­ri­son, ac­tress Kim­ber­ley Davies, en­ter­tainer Rhonda Burch­more and sport­ing greats An­drew Gaze, Michael Klim and Brooke Han­son.

Talkin’ ’Bout Your Gen­er­a­tion: Sun­day, 6.30pm, Ten, Ten SC

reg­u­lars Amanda Keller, Shaun Mi­callef, Char­lie Pick­er­ing and Josh Thomas

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