The Wheeler Centre and the ABC Radio National Book Show:
Reading on Vocation
Wed 31 March
ABC Radio National host Ramona Koval was joined by Justin Hamilton, Des Bishop and Tim Ferguson to discuss the relationship between reading and comedy. While the concept was great on paper, in reality it didn't quite work. The comedians were great guests - quite interesting and funny, but made it clear that their influences were anything but what they read - it was from watching live performances and listening to comedy records that they became interested in comedy. This didn't stop Koval from trying to tie books to the subject, but it didn't work. This show may have been more interesting with a different guest selection.