High-energy. Fast-paced. Quick wit. Peter Rowsthorn is a stand-up comedian one minute and a measured character actor the next. His ability to switch effortlessly between the two is what made famous his long-suffering husband/pants-man Brett Craig on Australia’s beloved sitcom “Kath & Kim”.
Rowsthorn points to 1988 as the year in which his comedic career took flight. That year, he was offered roles in The Comedy Company, Fast Forward and The Big Gig all in the same week. He chose The Comedy Company, spending the following two seasons with the show.
After performing in the feature film “Crackers”, he became a semi-regular on “Hey Hey, It’s Saturday” and he also hosted the Red Faces spin-off “Gonged But Not Forgotten”. He was also the host of Foxtel’s “Sunday Roast” for two seasons.
Most recently, Peter has been a regular guest on “Thank God You're Here” in series 1, 2, 3 and 4. He’s made appearances on “Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation” and also hosts ABC’s Friday night hit, “Can We Help”.
Peter is one of Australia’s best stand-up comedians and is also an extremely skilled Master of Ceremonies. He is an ideal keynote or symposium speaker for companies or groups who want an entertaining, professional presenter.
Peter was a very quick witted and talented MC. He kept our audience engaged with humour and was able to fill the gaps where a speaker finished early.
Strata Community Australia WA
Have used Peter a number of times and he just keeps getting better.
K and R Plumbing
Cook's Plumbing Supplies Pty. Ltd.
Pete is always good fun at our event and people love him. Keeps the AV Desk on its toes with some great improvisation.
St John Ambulance
Peter was the absolute best choice for us. He helped keep everyone calm on the night including myself and made the night run very smoothly. Was extremely funny and had a constant buzz going all throughout the night. The feed back I have received from our members who attended was that this awards night was the best they had been to.
Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries Victoria
Peter helped keep the conference on schedule and provided laughter for our delegates and kept them interested and engaged throughout the entire conference, would happily have him back!
Peter was on time and so lovely to work with. Our clients were extremely happy.
Pete was extremely professional, courteous and followed the brief we gave him perfectly. Not to mention funny. His comedy spot was probably the highlight of the night.
Peter was amazing. From the get go he was engaging and entertaining. He understood the crowd and worked them to have all in fits of laughter. Keeping the day moving along was a breeze for him and it was like he was part of the team. So much positive feedback from all that attended. Peter was the best guest we have and would easily welcome him back.
Distributive and Allied Employees Association WA
Peter was brilliant and got our crowd going, his talent and humour won the crowd over.
St John Ambulance
We have had a huge amount of feedback from attendees at the race day about how great Peter was.
Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of W.A.
“Excellent - Peter was a delight and a very cheerful character ...... In fact, Peter was very well received and had us all laughing throughout his presentation."
"Peter was fabulous. From the minute he entered the room he was funny, felt like he was a mate. He and Sami had the most fantastic chemistry and he really made the night outstanding. He was happy to do more than just MC and I was most impressed by the fact that he was just one of us, having a good time. The atmosphere was electric."
Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce
"Peter was outstanding. A pretty difficult audience to address and he nailed it."
Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum
"I thought Peter got function off to a great start and had the room for the length of his intro - he then proceeded to manage our speakers in a very professional manner. Nedlands Rugby would have no problems recommending Peter for future functions."
Nedlands Rugby Club
"Peters insightful and spontaneous wit and charm turned our faux paus into fabulous features of the evening - what more could we ask for!?"
Perth Advertising & Design Club
"Peter Rowsthorn was worth every penny and it was an honour to have him at our event. What a star performer. His performance was outstanding, side-splittingly funny and relevant to the guests. You can be absolutely assured that he’d be great to book for any NZ event. What impressed me about Peter is that he was at ease with our members and was prepared to sit, chat and have his photo taken with attendees. What a pleasant, friendly person – clearly of star quality though!"
New Zealand Food & Grocery Council