Why Shaun Micallef is coming to Ipswich and how you can see him

Ipswich Libraries’ highly successful Cocktail Hour series will return in style for 2019 when Shaun Micallef stops by this February.

The television comedian, host/presenter, writer and producer is locked in for Friday, 15 February.

Interest in Cocktail Hour events at Ipswich Central Library is always high, with Library Services Manager Sylvia Swalling urging residents to be quick if they want to attend the event.

Tickets are free, however are limited to 160. Anyone who registers their interest to attend the event will go into a draw with the chance to be allocated tickets.

To enter the ticket draw, you must be an Ipswich Libraries member. Membership is free.

“Cocktail Hour is a premium event and historically extremely popular, so we are holding a draw to give everyone an equal chance of securing one of only 160 free tickets available,” Ms Swalling said.

“Registrations to see Shaun open Monday, 21 January and close on January 27 at

“You need to be an Ipswich Libraries member to be eligible, so if you’re not, either pop in to one of our branches or join online.”

Micallef has done it all; chat shows, sitcoms, improvisation, drama, feature films, radio, books, newspaper columns and theatre.

He was a solicitor for a decade in Adelaide before deciding to move to Melbourne in 1993 to pursue a full time career in comedy. 

His first break came writing sketches for Full Frontal and Jimeoin in 1994.

One of Australia’s favourite comedians, audiences have enjoyed watching him in numerous television programs such as Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation, Newstopia, Seachange, Thank God You’re Here, The Micallef Program, Micallef Tonight, Full Frontal, the ABC black comedy, Laid and now Mad as Hell.

Micallef has won four Logies, an Aria, two AACTAs for comedy and an AFI Award.

Micallef’s appeal lies in his lawyer persona. Tall, good looking, respectable and conservatively dressed, his comedy and satire is delivered with deadpan seriousness that challenges his audience’s expectations.

For more information about Cocktail Hour or to register for the ticket draw, visit or telephone 3810 6815 or visit the Ipswich Libraries Facebook page.

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