19.4 C
Byron Shire
May 15, 2021

Quantock turns Green at the Brewery

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Standup comedian Rod Quantock has been called ‘a living Melbourne treasure’.

And it’s no wonder. For four decades Quantock has been pushing the comedy envelope, proving that for an old boy he can still cut it with the best of them; his live shows are box office hits at both Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival from year to year.

Quantock continues to push the boundaries with his new standup show Bugger the Polar Bears, This is Serious, a powerful and disturbing look at climate change, population growth and planetary sustainability. Few comics have managed to effectively satirise climate change and our human impotence, but Quantock pulls it off in five star style: he even has some global solutions that are quite revolutionary!

As a pioneer in Australian comedy, Rod first blasted onto screen back in 1976 on the ABC with The Razzle Dazzle Revue. Quantock is perhaps best known for his role as cast member and writer on the irreverent cult TV sketch show Australia You’re Standing In It. He then went on to become the face of Captain Snooze, and it’s almost impossible not to imagine him in his Wee Willy Winky outfit.

Quantock’s TV writing and appearance credits are numerous and include Denton, The Big Gig, Good News Week, Backberner, The Glasshouse, and Stand Up Australia, to name a few. Quantock continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of his craft. He is known for his original and peculiar style of satirical standup, often politically driven, fuelled by his passion for social justice and his involvement in political activism. Rod Quantock is not just a comedian, he’s a philosopher, an intellectual and a critical thinker.

At the Byron Brewery on Monday 25 March at 8pm.

Tickets are $25/20 and are available at the Brewery. 6680 7987


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.