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Damian Callinan
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Damian Callinan

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Damian Callinan is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer. A three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he is best known to TV and film audiences for his roles in Skithouse, Spicks and Specks and Backyard Ashes. His prolific live shows have seen him forge a reputation as ‘one of the best character comedians in the country’ (Herald Sun), and his solo show The Merger was adapted into a multi-award-winning screenplay penned by and starring Callinan. This story of a country Australian Rules football club who recruit refugees to make up the numbers was awarded Best Film and Screenplay at the 2019 Ozflix Independent Film Awards and is now enjoying an acclaimed second life on Netflix.

Books by Damian Callinan

Weird School

Welcome to Wally Park Primary, the Weirdest School in Australia! A weird and wonderfully funny story collection about Australia’s wackiest school!

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