The 5 x 30 minute interview show is produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder and sees the RocKwiz host interviewing personalities in their childhood homes.
“It’s been a little dream of mine to interview interesting folk … especially comics, funny people, agitators. But not in a studio. So I’m driving, walking and talking them through their younger years; to their childhood homes, their schools, their favourite haunts. It’s been a privilege to get up close to how they became who they are today. And they’re bloody funny,” she said.
Jennifer Collins, ABC TV’s Head of Entertainment, added, “This series is tailor-made for Julia to share her charm, warmth and natural curiosity with the comedians she admires. This trip down memory lane will uncover the forces and events that helped shape them and their comedy.”
RocKwiz fans can relax that Zemiro has not left SBS, and has previously appeared in a hosting role on Nine whilst with SBS.
Each week, Julia will invite one of Australia’s finest comics to take a trip down Memory Lane. And Memory Bus Route. And Memory Bike Path. Julia and her guest will make their way from the seat of childhood memories, the family home, through the surrounding neighbourhood and all the way to the school gate, reliving formative moments, talking about life, love and achievement, about the past, present and future.
What Julia discovers about her guests will explain, well, almost everything.
Time-travelling guests Carl Barron, Noeline Brown, John Safran, Alan Brough and Shane Jacobson will share with Julia where they stacked their first bike, stole their first kiss and learned the art of a withering comeback.
Presenter and co-producer: Julia Zemiro. Director: Damian Davis. Series Producer: Polly Connolly. Executive Producers: Damian Davis and Jon Casimir for Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ). ABC Executive Producer: Richard Huddleston.
Wednesday, September 18 at 9pm on ABC1.