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Up Late: Jan Fran and Jess McGuire

Fri 10 Sep, 8pm
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Settle in with hosts Jan Fran and Jess McGuire for a talk-show-style end to your evening served with a generous pour of pop culture, current affairs and everything in between. They welcome an all-star line-up into the arena for what promises to be a cheeky and irreverent up-late event unpacking all the happenings of the day, be it celeb feuds on Twitter or the latest lowdown from Canberra.


1 hour


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Jan Fran is a Walkley-award winning journalist, TV presenter and social commentator. She’s best known for her work on the podcasts The Briefing and The Pineapple Project as well as TV shows The Project and The Feed. Jan is also the creator of opinion series, The Frant, which has been viewed more than 25 million times on social media.

Jess McGuire is a DJ, writer, broadcaster, MC and trivia host based in Melbourne. She appears weekly on ABC Local Radio as a cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.

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