Tripping Over Myself: A Memoir of a Life in Comedy

· Bolinda · Narrated by Shaun Micallef
6 hr 27 min

About this audiobook

Comedy has been Shaun Micallef’s 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. Join Shaun on a journey from his earliest days as a gangly, bespectacled comedy nerd growing up on the mean streets of Adelaide to his rightful place today as a glittering star in Australia’s TV firmament. Though his road to success has not been without its failures – in fact, many, MANY failures – only a few of them can be blamed on others. Part confession, part apology and part guide to surviving being your own worst enemy, Tripping Over Myself recounts Shaun’s continuous evolution in an effort to outrun his own extinction. Salted with scandalous stories of treachery and intrigue in the corridors and boardrooms of Channels 7, 9, 10, SBS and, of course, dear old Auntie, it’s all told with the trademark wit you’d expect from the comedian they call ‘the thinking person’s idiot’.

About the author

Shaun Micallef is a Australian comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and bon vivant. After several years of practising law, Micallef threw it all away for a life in comedy and television. Since ’94 he has graced Aussie TV screens in shows such as Full Frontal to Sea Change, to his own gig on Micallef Tonight, Thank God You’re Here and Talkin’ Bout Your Generation –to name but a few. He has authored three books: Smithereens, Preincarnate and Happily Ever Afterwards, and received several awards including two Logies, an Aria for Best Comedy Release and an AFI for Screen Craft.

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