Forty years ago, the groundbreaking Paul Hogan Show first appeared on Australian screens. “Hoges” was one of us. He made us laugh like never before – and we loved him for it. Hogan burst onto the international stage in the smash hit film Crocodile Dundee, he was named Australian of the Year and received the Award Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Tourism and Entertainment.
Now, at the age of 73, Paul feels it is time to share his story. Joining him and asking the questions we all want to ask, is his friend and fellow comedian, Shane Jacobson. Together they talk life, love and comedy. Shane travels to the US, spending time with Paul in Los Angeles. They discuss Hoges’ comedy and influences, and explore the madness and hype of Hollywood Hoges.
Hanging With Hoges shows the good, the bad and the ugly of this icon’s life, but most of all, it shows two great comedians enjoying an entertaining and revealing yarn.
Shane is the new Ambassador for the Australian Motoring Festival 2015 to be held on March 26-29 at the Melbourne Showgrounds!
To be held over four action-packed the days, the Australian Motoring Festival will combine displays and exhibits with interactive in and off road driving/riding experiences. New and historic cars and motorcycles will be on show, there will be after market exhibits, a major industry conference, Australia’s Best Car award recipients, the VACC Automotive Design Awards winners and family entertainment, including car-themed film screenings and numerous children’s activities.
On Monday 26th May GO! will broadcast the first episode of MANSPACE, a new TV show that is hosted from the ‘Ultimate Mancave’. Shane is the proud Executive Producer and regular guest. They unveil incredible collectors, the places they create and explore ‘man-issues’.
Shane is the patron of The Mirabel Foundation, it was established in 1998 to assist children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. www.mirabelfoundation.org.au
Get Reading is Australia's largest celebration of books and reading with the aim of connecting readers and writers and the promotion of reading and Australian writers! Shane is the ambassador for Get Reading 2013!
Parkinson's Victoria is a non-profit organisation, established in 1981 with the sole purpose of providing support to all those in our community who are living with Parkinson's disease. Our mission is to empower, inform and educate individuals; to help reduce the impact of the condition on their lives; and to assist people in managing symptoms and to maintain as full and as healthy a lifestyle as possible. Parkinson's Victoria provides a wide range of support services to individuals, families, carers, the wider community and the health and aged care sectors. We are also active in the areas of research, advocacy and community awareness.
Parkinson's is a chronic, progressive and debilitating condition that can severely impact on an individual's health and independence. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's but together we can make a difference. Parkinson's Victoria: providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. 1800 644 189 / www.parkinsonsvic.org.au
Shane is a proud patron of Entertainment Assist. This charitable organisation was established to provide direct benevolent relief by way of support and services aimed at alleviating the poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability and helplessness of musicians, entertainers and backstage personnel in Australia. For more information visit www.entertainmentassist.org.au