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