On the Couch with Peter Rowsthorn

Peter Rowsthorn oncWho is Peter Rowsthorn?
A Husband. A father of four. A committed lover of AFL. A comedian. An actor. A man who’s had a very lucky and blessed life.

What would you do differently to what you do now?  
Tried to be a little more business savvy.

Who inspires you and why?   
In regards to performance. Barry Humphries was my idol. I saw Les Paterson as a 14 year old couldn’t believe one man could be so quick, gross, lovable and totally hilarious all in a matter of minutes.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Bring back respect and courtesy.

Favourite holiday destination and why?   
Took my family to New York for a once in life time family holiday. Loved it. The people, the feel, the look, the history, everything.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?    
Anywhere near the coast to watch the sunset over the water. Normally from a pub. Not seen in the east.

What are you currently reading?  
The feel good hit of the year by Liam Piper.

What are you currently listening to?     
Lately I’ve revisited old Cruel Sea.

Happiness is?
Making my family laugh.

What does the future hold for you?
I hope more of the same. I’ve been making it up as I go along seems to be working out ok.

Peter Rowsthorn is a high energy, fast paced stand up comedian one minute and a measured character actor the next. A masterful MC of corporate and private functions, he has been performing his slick & blistering stand up for almost two decades.

Peter has appeared regularly on Thank God You’re Here series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and hosted Can We Help on the ABC. Peter is also best known as long-suffering husband Brett Craig in Kath & Kim.

Peter made his debut with the Black Swan State Theatre Company in 2013 and their production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and now returns as Max Prince in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Heath Ledger Theatre from 6 September. For more information, visit: www.bsstc.com.au for details.

Image: Peter Rowsthorn