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.
“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