YCAT Fund Raising Event – Thursday 28 August, 2008: Rod Quantock presents FIRST MAN STANDING
Forty Years a Fool.
Rod Quantock pioneered Australian stand-up comedy, turned public transport into a venue and, among many other achievements, co-conceived and starred in Australia, You’re Standing In It, ABC-TV’s first Melbourne comedy production and the door-opener for all that followed.
Now, forty years on, in 2008 he’s still the FIRST MAN STANDING. From his first routine in the Melbourne University Architects’ Revue to his musings on contemporary events, Australia’s most seriously funny comedian Rod Quantock will reprieve the things that have made him laugh for the last four decades and set a course for decades to come.
“Quantock is an amiable buffoon.” The Melbourne Herald, 1968
“Sophisticated satire, unpretentious, daffy… Quantock’s easy rambling fills the stage… a comedian for thinkers.’ The Melbourne Times, 1978
“For sheer cheek and inventiveness, the amazing Rod Quantock must take the honours. Bizarre, fresh, theatrically dangerous, unpredictable.” The Guardian (UK),1988
“That he continues to build new, younger audiences all the time is testament to one of the most impressive careers in Australian comedy,” Susan Provan, Festival Director, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
“A national treasure.” The Australian
Stop the Tunnel – Demand Great Public Transport. Come and join us – $10 of every ticket goes directly to YCAT’s fighting fund to stop the East-West Tunnel.
Thursday, 28th August 2008, Trades Hall, Carlton @ 8:00pm, Tickets: $30, Bookings: comedyattrades.com.au or 03 9659 5699 or at the door