Bearing daggy gifts
Comedian Shaun Micallef generates a need for pop ephemera
SHAUN Micallef wants viewers to help him decorate the Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation set in 2012.
‘‘Hello, Shaun Micallef here,’’ he writes at shaunmicallefonline.com.
‘‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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