Beloved funnyman Shaun Micallef jumps ship from the ABC to find Australia’s ‘smartest schools’ in new quiz show for Channel 10
Beloved ABC funnyman Shaun Micallef has switched networks and will soon present a new quiz show on Channel 10 featuring Year 11 students from around Australia.
Brain Eisteddfod will see 18 schools compete in the contest in teams of three and will be tested on a wide range of academic subjects.
A new trailer teases that the one-hour weekly show will feature the kind of quick wit that has made Shaun a fan favourite.
Beloved ABC funnyman Shaun Micallef has switched networks and will soon present a new quiz show on Channel 10 featuring Year 11 students from around Australia Picture: Shaun in a scene from the new one hour weekly series
Filmed on a set designed to look like a library, Shaun fires off questions to the contestants who sit at large desks.
Meanwhile, a voiceover explains that Shaun is out to find ‘Australia’s smartest school.’
‘He’s old school,’ a caption explains, before cutting to a scene from the show where 59-year-old Shaun explains he grew up in an age before computers.
‘In my day we had to add things up using rocks,’ the Mad as Hell star tells the amused contestants.
Shaun Micallef as seen on his hit ABC show Mad as Hell
In another scene in the trailer, Shaun is left gobsmacked when he discovers that one teenage student has never heard of 90’s pop star Shania Twain.
‘How old am I?’ Shaun says in mock outrage.
According to the TV Blackbox, the students will be tested on their knowledge of English, Mathematics, History, Foreign Languages, Biology and Economics.
Students in the new show will be tested on their knowledge of English, Mathematics, History, Foreign Languages, Biology and Economics
Shaun has just completed the fourteenth season of the comedy news show Mad As Hell on the ABC this year.
He said in an statement about why he joined the quiz program, ‘I’ve always believed there was intelligent life on this planet…
‘And I’m delighted to be part of Channel 10’s efforts to discover it right here in Australia.’
The popular comedian and actor added: ‘Also, I was once a Year 11 student myself and will be using my old notes to double-check the answers.’
Shaun Micallef’s Brain Eisteddfod will be seen later this year on Channel 10 and 10 Play.
Shaun says he joined the new quiz show becomes he wants to discover ‘intelligent life’