Sean Dooley “There’s no such thing as a birdwatching comedian”.
Mon. 4 June 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
Deakin Burwood Corporate Centre (BCC), 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125
Sean Dooley has been looking at birds since the age of ten. And getting funny looks for looking at birds from pretty much the same age. Join him on a journey that takes him from the rainforests of Queensland to some of the finest sewage farms this country has to offer, from the embarrassment of being outed as a bird-nerd in front of his year seven classmates to the only slightly less embarrassment of outing himself as birder on national television, as he takes an in depth look at how we look at birds and what birds mean to us.
About the Speaker: When asked what he wanted to be when he left school, Sean Dooley was told by his careers guidance counsellor in no uncertain terms that, “There’s no such thing as a birdwatching comedian.” Sean went on to write for TV comedies such as Hamish and Andy and Spicks and Specks, perform a solo shows (including one about birdwatching) in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has written about his experiences in breaking the Australian twitching record for seeing the most birds in one year, in his book, The Big Twitch. Sean is currently editor of Australian Birdlife magazine and known throughout the Australian media as “The Bird Man”. Follow him at @twitchathon
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