BOB DOWNE is one of Australia's most loved and enduring comedy characters, the creation of journalist, comedian, actor and broadcaster MARK TREVORROW.
He moved to Sydney in 1982 with the success of his cabaret group THE GLOBOS, who enjoyed two National Top 20singles, 'Tintarella di Luna' (1982) and 'The Beat Goes On' (1983), hosting COUNTDOWN twice, along with multiple TV appearances.
Mark created BOB DOWNE in September1984 at the Glebe Food Fair in Sydney, and has toured the world as the Princeof Polyester ever since - including a nomination for Best Newcomer at the inaugural Melbourne International Comedy Festival (1987), a Glasgow Mayfest Award (1994), consecutive Melbourne Green Room Awards for Best Cabaret Artiste(1999 & 2000), five sellout Sydney Opera House seasons and 18 Edinburgh Fringe festivals. In 2013 he was presented with another Green Room Award, for Lifetime Achievement in Cabaret. Bob's 2014 production show, BOB SWEAT &TEARS was nominated for four more Green Room Awards.
Bob's multiple Australian and U.K. television credits include hosting the SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRASPARADE a total of nine times. Other TV credits include hosting KARAOKE DOKEY(Foxtel, 2007), THE BOB DOWNE SHOW (TV1/Foxtel Australia, 2000-01), FABULOUS,FAMOUS & FORGOTTEN (Network Ten, 2000), BOB DOWNE ALL OVER BRITAIN (BBC/UK Play, 1998), THE BOB DOWNE SPECIAL (ITV UK, 1996), THE ROYAL VARIETYPERFORMANCE (ITV, 1995) and BOB DOWNE UNDER (LWT, 1991).
Mark has also appeared as a recurring character ('Darryl' the menswear salesman) in Australia's most successful comedy series, KATH & KIM (ABC TV & Seven Network Australia, 2002-2007,also BBC2 & Sky UK) and in the feature film KATH & KIMDERELLA (2012).
More recently Mark has been performing in cabaret as himself in his show SINGING STRAIGHT, an evening of jazz, pop and show standards and stories.
Friday July 16
Doors @ 7.30pm