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Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell 

A satirical news and current affairs program, presented by comedian Shaun Micallef.
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Series cast summary:
Shaun Micallef ...  Himself - Host / ... 102 episodes, 2012-2018
Francis Greenslade Francis Greenslade ...  Various Characters / ... 102 episodes, 2012-2018
Emily Taheny ...  Maggie Bathysphere / ... 102 episodes, 2012-2018
Tosh Greenslade ...  Caspar Jonquil / ... 102 episodes, 2012-2018
Roz Hammond ...  Dolly Norman / ... 98 episodes, 2012-2018
Stephen Hall ...  Various Characters / ... 95 episodes, 2012-2018
Veronica Milsom ...  Jennifred Stoles / ... 45 episodes, 2012-2016
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A satirical news and current affairs program, presented by comedian Shaun Micallef.

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Australia

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English

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2012 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Brilliant, until Shaun Micallef realised he worked for the ABC
19 December 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

(Review updated after 2018 season).

If you know Shaun Micallef's previous work - The Micallef Program/Programme/Pogram, Newstopia plus his work on Full Frontal - you'll know what to expect. Clever dialogue-driven comedy, where every word matters and the joke often hinges on a single word. Throw in some Pythonesque left-field randomness and there you have his modus operandi.

Now put that in a fake newscast environment (a la The Colbert Report) and any item of news is a source for comedy.

Very intelligent comedy...with a touch of the absurd throw in.

This was, until about 2016/17. At a point Micallef either got reminded by ABC senior management that the ABC is in the Liberal-bashing business or he himself decided to pander to the average ABC viewer. From then on, instead of being clever, politically-neutral satire the show became clearly left-wing and the originality went out of it, being reduced to empty, tiresome, predictable jibes.

I got through 10 minutes of the 2018 season before giving up.

9/10 for the first 5-6 seasons, 3/10 thereafter.


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