OMFG. YES. PLEASE. From the press release:
One man. A desk. The world. Hold onto your socks! Australia’s second favourite funny man is about to return to Aunty with a brand new show that’s guaranteed to blow the lid off an entirely different kettle of fish.
Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL is a half-hour weekly round-up, branding, inoculation and crutching of all the important news stories of the week, and it starts Friday May 25 at 8pm on ABC1. Along with a like-minded ‘think tank’ of reporters and pundits, Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL offers not only reportage and analysis of the week’s events, but discussion, argument and dissection of what’s making the world turn every which way. It’s a show that knows that if NEWS isn’t NOW it’s NOWHERE.
Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL will also feature an ensemble cast including Francis Greenslade (Winners and Losers, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation), Roz Hammond (Muriel’s Wedding, The Dish, The Librarians, Outland), Veronica Milsom (Hungry Beast, Triple J), Emily Taheny (Comedy Inc., Stupid, Stupid Man, The Chasers War on Everything) and introducing Tosh Greenslade.
So don’t just sit there, get up out of your chairs right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell, “I’m going to watch Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. Premiering Friday May 25 at 8pm on ABC1”. It’ll save us having to do any promotion.
Remember folks, you’re a human being, goddammit! Your life has value!
Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL – Fridays at 8pm on ABC1, starting May 25.
Repeated Saturdays at 7.30pm on ABC2, and Sundays at 10pm/10.30pm* on ABC1.
*dependent on finish time of 8.30pm program
Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL is produced by Granada Media and Micallef Productions in association with ABC TV. Executive Producer: Peter Beck, Executive Producer ABC: Tarni James. 10 x 30min