Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
A half-fortnightly reaping, threshing and winnowing of current affairs asphodel by the combine harvester that is Shaun Micallef.
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.
Other members of the cast include Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Tosh Greenslade (not related to Francis), Emily Taheny and Stephen Hall
Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - The show that knows that if NEWS isn’t NOW it’s NOWHERE
Series 1 - Premiered on ABC 23rd May 2012
Series 10 has just wrapped on ABCTV.
Host - Mad as Hell
MICALLEF, Shaun Padraig Josephus, LL.B; Australian comedian, writer, actor, louche; born 18 July 1962, South Australia; son of two parents; married; three sons; 'educated' University of Adelaide; admitted to bar and practiced law 1984-93; ran away and joined the circus 1994; Television: Jimeoin wr. act. (Ch. 7 1994), Full Frontal wr. act. (Ch. 7 1994-97), Glynn Nicholas Show wr. (ABC 1995), Micallef P(r)ogram(me) wr. act. prod. (ABC 1998-2001), Sea Change act. (ABC 2001), 43rd TV Logie Awards wr. pres. (Ch. 9 2001), Welcher & Welcher wr. act. prod. (ABC 2003), Micallef Tonight wr. pres. (Ch. 9 2003), BlackJack wr. assoc prod. (Ch. 10 2003-07), Thank God You're Here perf. (Ch. 10 2006-07) Newstopia wr. act. prod. (SBS 2007-08), Talkin' 'bout Your Generation wr. Host (Ch. 10 2009-12) Mad as Hell wr. pres. exec-prod (ABC 2012-2014) Mr & Mrs Murder (Ch. 10 2013) act. assoc prod. co-creat ; Films: Fitzcarraldo (1982), The Honourable Wally Norman (2003), Bad Eggs (2003), Through My Eyes (Ch. 7 2005), The Extra (2006), Aquamarine (2007), The King: The Story of Graham Kennedy (TV1 2007); The Cup (2011). Publications: Smithereens (Penguin 2005 2nd ed. 2011), Preincarnate (Hardie Grant 2010) The President's Desk ( Hardie Grant 2014). Awards: Logie for Best Comedy (1999, 2001), Aria for Best Comedy Release (2008), Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter (2010), Most Popular Light Entertainment Program (2010) and Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program (2010), AFI for Outstanding Achievement in Television Screencraft , AACTA for best Comedy Performance . Leisure interests: making lawn furniture out of old farming equipment; sorcery; goth porn.
CAST - MAD AS HELL
Stephen's no stranger to animation voice work, having voiced "Butterfield", the villain in Cartoon Network's telemovie 'Monster Beach', and various other characters for Cartoon Network's 'Exchange Student Zero'. He also provided the voice of retired super spy "Jack Union" in Galaxy Pop's 'Get Ace’.
The consummate comedic chameleon, Stephen’s recent screen work includes regular appearances on Shaun Micaleff’s Mad As Hell playing a diverse range of usually unhinged and hilarious characters. In addition to his appearances, Stephen is also a writer on the show.
Stephen wrote, produced and performed in the one-man stage show Raiders of the Temple of Doom's Last Crusade; One Man Performs Three Indiana Jones Movies in One Hour, for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Following its success, the show was revived for a season in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
In 2011, Stephen co-wrote the stage comedy Bond-A-Rama! Every James Bond Film Live On Stage in which he played not one, but three, of the most memorable Bonds: Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. The show was a sell-out, prompting a second season the following year.
CAST - MAD AS HELL
Tosh Greenslade is a Melbourne actor best known for his work on Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell.
A graduate of The National Theatre Drama School, he has been seen in various lead and supporting roles in theatre shows around Melbourne including Look Back in Anger and Loose Ends.
Other credits include appearances as himself on episodes of ABC2's Dirty Laundry Live, the role of Marcus in Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and as Phil in the feature The Subjects
Tosh played a lead role in 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage show Distinguished Gentleman and is currently seen on the 6th season of Mad as Hell.
CAST - MAD AS HELL
Roz Hammond is an Australian actress, comic, writer & voice over artist. She has appeared in a range of television shows including Offspring, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Mr & Mrs Murder, Upper Middle Bogan, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, SLiDE, Outland, Carla Cametti P.D and The King.
Roz has appeared regularly on shows such as The Librarians, Micro Nation, Thank God You’re Here, SkitHOUSE, Bootleg, The Micallef Programme, Small Tales & True, Eric and Sky Trackers, and has made guest appearances on Welcher & Welcher, Blue Heelers, Backberner, Driven Crazy, Raw FM, The Law Of The Land and Newlyweds.
Roz’s film credits include roles in Josh Jarman, The Honourable Wally Norman, The Dish, The Chase, Titsiana Booberini, Muriel’s Wedding and The Birds Do A Magnificent Tune. Stage credits include Day One, A Hotel, Evening, Happy Endings, Red Silk and a solo show at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Gym & Tonic – which Roz also performed in Perth in 2014 for the Perth Fringe Festival. Roz has written for various TV series including Home And Away, SkitHOUSE, Polly Flowers, Small Tales & True and Eric. Roz also wrote her one woman show Full Blown Rose, which was short listed for a Golden Gibbo nomination and was performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Dublin Fringe and Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
In recent times Roz has appeared in Please Like Me for the ABC, Kinne for 7mate, and the drama mini-series Jack Irish also for ABC.
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Emily Taheny is an actress and singer with a particular flair for comedy. After graduating from AC Arts Adelaide, Emily teamed up with her sister Fiona O'Loughlin to write and produce the critically acclaimed Fiona, Her Sister and Some Guy touring Edinburgh and Melbourne where they were awarded the MICF best newcomer award.
Soon after, Emily made her television debut as part of the ensemble cast in the long running Channel 9 sketch series Comedy Inc.
She then undertook a more serious role in the narrative comedy The Jesters for Movie Extra and starred alongside Ronny Chieng in the ABC series It's a Date.
She has made guest appearances on The Chaser's War on Everything, Spicks and Specks, Stupid Stupid Man, All Star Family Feud and Never Tear Us Apart: The untold story of INXS. More recently she was an ensemble cast member and co-wrote various sketches for Foxtel's sketch comedy series Open Slather.
Her feature film credits include The Heckler and Now Add Honey.
She is a core ensemble member of the award winning ABC comedy series Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell and was nominated for Best Comedy Performance at the 2015 AACTA Awards.
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Francis Greenslade is one of Australia's most accomplished and talented actors, and has brought his impeccable comedy timing to a wide range of roles in the theatre, on tv and in the movies.
Stage credits include the Shakespeare comedies Twelfth Night and Comedy of Errors, in addition to David Williamson's The Club, but these represent a fraction of the immensely varied roles Francis has brought to life on stage throughout his distinguished career.
As for TV, he is perhaps best known as Brian Gross, the on air husband of Denise Scott in Ch.7's Winners and Losers. Francis' other TV roles have included City Homicide, Good News Week, Bed of Roses, the Librarians, All Saints, Blue Heelers, The Games, Janus and Full Frontal.
His returns to Mad As Hell marks another chapter in his long standing collaboration with Shaun Micallef, whom Francis met in Adelaide while studying at Adelaide University. Francis has since appeared in Shaun Micallef's Welcher and Welcher, The Micallef Program, Micallef Tonight and all seasons of Mad As Hell.
Born in Honiara in the Solomon Islands, Francis now resides in Melbourne with his wife and children.