Q&A Scene: Peter Rowsthorn

Tell us about your show?
It’s journey through the history of Aussie Rock performed by some of the country’s best muso’s and linked together by me – hopefully in an extremely humorous way.

What’s your favorite work to this time?
Tough. On an enjoyment level ‘Let the Blood Run Free’ bit of a cult comedy from the eighties and nineties. It terms of public popularity and credibility ‘Kath and Kim’.

Favorite Anecdote?
[pullquote]It’s journey through the history of Aussie Rock performed by some of the country’s best muso’s and linked together by me – hopefully in an extremely humorous way.[/pullquote] Working at a comedy club in Melbourne in the mid-eighties a guy down the front, super gay, with giant Flock of Seagulls Hair and wearing a purple satin shirt got up to go to the loo in the middle of my set so we had a bit of banter as he made way through the tight seating of this pretty crowded venue. He was about five fluffy ducks and four or so grasshoppers into his night (nasty sweet creamy eighties cocktails) the dude was being super flamboyant and hilarious. Five minutes later he came back and half of his giant Flock of Seagulls hair is flat and wet, so is his once shiny satin shirt. I asked, “Geez what happened my flamboyant friend?” He’d taken a tumble and landed in the urinal! Yikes.

What or who inspires me.
People. Humanity in general.

Which comedy do I wish I wrote?
I wish I could write like Larry David. (‘Curb your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Seinfeld’)

How would I describe my comedy in food form and why.
Fairy Floss – looks exciting in the making and on the stick, then disappears to nothing. unsure of its consistency never disappointing but not quite satisfying. Always go back.

What’s next?
Oz Rock Experience at MEMO Music Hall on Sat 3 December and some solo country touring through Western Australia.

What’s my scene.
Not sure if I’ve ever had one or been in one. Groovy question though. You crazy cats. Maybe Landscape.


About Peter

Peter Rowsthorn is a high energy, fast paced stand up comedian one minute and a measured character actor the next. A masterful MC of corporate and private functions, he has been performing his slick & blistering stand up for three decades.

Most recently, Peter has appeared regularly on “Thank God You’re Here” series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on “Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation” and can currently be seen hosting the delightful “Can We Help” on the ABC on Friday nights. But Peter is probably still best known as long-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on “Kath & Kim”.

The Oz Rock Experience – Hosted by Peter Rowsthorn

A nostalgic night of fun-filled fast-paced Oz Rock anthems proudly supporting St Kilda Community Housing

Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet and maybe even bust out some new dance moves as you join Comedian and Actor Peter Rowsthorn on a musical ride through the decades of Oz Rock in this fast paced, nostalgic, humorous and 100% Australian show.

Peter, best known as long-suffering husband Brett Craig on the hit show ‘Kath & Kim’ and more recently in the movie ‘Paper Planes’, tells the Oz Rock story like no-one before and we guarantee like no-one again.

Powering the whole show is a string of more than 30 rock anthems, performed by the OZ ROCK BAND lead by Ray Tosti, ARIA hall of fame inductee and one of the founding members of iconic Oz band Hunters & Collectors, together with some of Australia’s top professional and up and coming musicians and a few special guests.

From the 50’s to the present, each era is brought to life with unforgettable songs, amazing dances and the unmistakable fashions of the time making this show one that will have you singing, reminiscing and “dancing in the aisles”.

So if you love big songs, big laughs, Aussie rock and a great time, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

Proudly Supporting St Kilda Community Housing
Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Venue: MEMO Music Hall – 88 Acland Street St Kilda, 3182
(Venue entrance at the rear of the RSL, via Albert Street)
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: www.memomusichall.com.au

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