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|8:30pm, Sat 19th Jan||Comic's Lounge|
|7:30pm, Sun 20th Jan||Mentone Hotel|
|8:30pm, Wed 23rd Jan||Checkpoint Charlie at Eurotrash|
|8:30pm, Thu 31st Jan||Softbelly at 5 Boroughs|
|8:0pm, Fri 1st Feb||Comedy Club @ The Ath|
|8:0pm, Sat 2nd Feb||Comedy Club @ The Ath|
|8:30pm, Mon 4th Feb||Spleen|
|8:30pm, Wed 6th Feb||Felix Comedy|
|7:30pm, Sat 9th Feb||Hobart RAW Comedy State Final|
Adam Rozenbachs - stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster and ventriloquist dummy disliker - has steadily risen to become one of Australia's funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters.
"Think Jerry Seinfeld with a black heart." The Age
Adam has performed five successful Melbourne International Comedy Festival Shows: Wrong Way, Keep Going, Traces of Nut, the sell-out Singledumb, Repressed Memory Lane and the critically acclaimed Singledumber.
“His best show yet… In less capable hands, the you-know-how and don't-you-hate-it-when gags would be a parade of lame observations. But Rozenbachs has a remarkable ability to laser in on the things we think but don't say - or are too embarrassed to admit we do - with a fresh, edgy perspective. ☆☆☆☆”The Age, April 2011
“Rozenbachs gave the packed house every reason to be cracked up for the best part of an hour. His take on life as a single, then with a girlfriend, and then single, and then possibly with a girlfriend before definitely being left alone, was a hoot. ☆☆☆☆” Herald Sun, April 2011
Adam is a regular of the Melbourne stand-up comedy circuit, performed around Australia, and supported Dave Hughes and Adam Hills on national tours. He has also become a regular on Spicks & Specks, as well as appearing on Dave Hughes’ Handy DVD, Mick Molloy's The Nation, Rove [live], The Comedy Channel's Stand Up Australia and Headliners, 9AM with David & Kim and ABC1's Sunday Arts.
"Razor-sharp banter with his audience... there's plenty of laughs waiting for you... " Sunday Herald Sun
As a writer, Adam is one of the most sought after in the country. He currently writes for the ABC’s Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight and Before the Game [Network Ten's highest rating football show] and was a writer for the first of years of ABC favourite - and Logie winner - Spicks & Specks. He has also written for Mick Molloy's The Nation, Skithouse, Comedy Inc., The Big Bite, Between the Lines [yes, all three episodes!] and The Logies. In print, Adam was a regular columnist for the Herald Sun, as well contributing to The Sunday Age, Men's Fitness, and Crikey.com.au amongst others
"Crave some good, solid, entertaining stand-up? Here's Adam Rozenbachs." The Age
And when he's not doing all that, Adam is also a broadcaster on 774 ABC Radio, co-hosting regularly with Lindy Burns, and Saturday Night Spin on ABC Grandstand's coverage of AFL football. Adam has also appeared regularly with Hughesy and Kate on Nova 100, and was a weekly guest of Robbins, Stilson and Molloy on Triple M.
"Writes jokes like the rest of us breathe." Comedian Fiona O'Loughlin
And, if that doesn't grab you, he was a nominee for Cleo Bachelor of the Year, making the top fifty. And no, it doesn't matter where he came... let's just say equal second, shall we? We shall.
"What a good night out at the Comedy Festival is all about. Rozenbachs' specialty is going places other comedians fear to tread." Inpress Magazine
Adam also provides corporate entertainment, and has done so for such companies and events as Optus, Animals Asia Foundation, The Victorian Labor Party, Noodle Box, Heinz, Nova and the Great Grand Final Comedy Debate for the Essendon Football Club’s Women's Network, in front of such dignitaries as AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou and AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.
"...an unexpected surprise at the Great Grand Final Comedy Debate and we would have no hesitation in employing his services again. Adam was unknown to most of our guests prior to the event, however they are all well aware of him now." - Essendon Grand Final Comedy Debate
|Interview on The Squirrel||5th March, 2013|
Yo. Check this out... if you dare. Actually, I'm sure you will dare - it's not that scary.
|Mama Mia article||5th March, 2013|
here's a piece I wrote for Eurodad that appeared on the Mama Mia website... http://www.mamamia.com.au/travel/eurodad/
Eurodad – Mamma Mia
I recently toured Europe with my dad. I don’t recommend it. I mean, go with your dad, sure... just don’t go with mine.
My dad was born in Germany, and had always wanted to visit his homeland, so I decided I’d accompany him as repayment for everything he had done for me growing up - cricket every Saturday; helping me with my paper round when it was raining; making my maths teacher ‘disappear’ when I was given a D+.
Of course, I was initially hesitant about the trip, especially about spending so much of my inheritance. But then I had visions of nostalgia, and a strengthened bond between the two of us. Maybe even shedding a tear at discovering my ancestry. Unfortunately all it did was remind me why I always travel solo.
Happily, I made it back, with most of my sanity in tact. I won’t say all, because that would be a lie. If I had to measure my current level of saneness, I’d say I’m not quite ‘vote for Bob Katter’, but I would happily sell you a three seater couch AND recliner for only $29.
Being dad’s first long haul flight I knew the plane’s entertainment system was going to be a struggle. He’s not good with technology; in fact, he still pays for things with cheques, a fact I can’t comprehend.
I recently got paid by cheque and could only think, “Alright, party time… in three to five business days.”
And it’s fine to be a technophobe, but the worst kind is a stubborn one. Unsurprisingly he didn’t ask for assistance when the film I had set up for him ran out while I was sleeping. So as we’re nearing the end of our first leg into Dubai, I woke to find him listening to the Koran... in Arabic (I haven’t lived at home for some time, but I am positive I’d have noticed a conversion to Islam).
Unfortunately, my dad is hard to impress. Like many of his generation he just gets on with business without fuss or fanfare – which, as I discovered as we hopped around Europe, includes travel.
When we got to the Eiffel Tower, dad just looked up and said, “Thought it’d be bigger.”
I’m still waiting for an apology from the French government.
He was disappointed the London Eye wasn’t in a park [obviously the Thames was blocking his view] and Big Ben was not what he expected [too much Ben, not enough Big].
I hoped the history of a 700-year-old church in Munich might finally have sparked his interest. It had thousands of ornate carvings, a lifetime of work for some poor medieval craftsman. So when we were standing there, looking around, I thought, “finally, he’s impressed!”
Dad’s response: "I wonder who cleans all this?"
And his inane, yet genuine, questions were not confined to churches. Walking the streets of Berlin, dad asked, “What night is bin night?”
Our road trip through Germany was always going to be interesting. For you see, my father is one of those people who live by the theory that if they’re not making noise, they don’t exist.
So before the journey began, I had to lay down the law: “You have to be quiet. No whistling, no drumming, no singing of songs that have never actually been songs. This is hard for me; we’re on the wrong side of the road, it’s a manual car, and you’re in it.”
So we drove the six hours from Munich to Berlin, both of us relaxing once we’d settled on the Autobahn. But the downside to our comfort was dad reading every roadside sign.
I’m certain you have no idea how many roadside signs, on a six-hour drive to Berlin, say Berlin. But the answer is “a lot.” When I got home I Googled “how many signs say Berlin on the way to Berlin” and there was just one result: “a lot.”
But probably dad’s most annoying trait is that he counts stairs. And if you’ve ever been to Europe, you know they’re everywhere, like Tom Waterhouse. And as we neared the end of the trip he lamented that he hadn’t counted all the stairs we’d been up since our journey began. As you can imagine, I did not.
The upside is now that we’re back, and time has softened the annoyances, we have great stories to bond over. The Camembert ice-cream we ate at a five star restaurant in Caen in Northern France. The torrential rain we endured in Munich. The swim across the Thames to escape paying a cab fare. Good times.
But my favourite moment was when we touched down in Melbourne, after 21 days and a 24-hour flight together, and dad asked me if I was going to stay at his and mum’s place for the night.
I live 10 minutes away.
Thanks Tommy, but I’ll see you at Christmas... 2018.
|Singledumber Review [The Age 13/4/11]||13th April, 2011|
IN HIS best show yet, Adam Rozenbachs - a former Cleo Bachelor of the Year nominee - reveals a shameful secret: he's not funny in bed. (He knows this because an ex-girlfriend told his mates.) I can't vouch for Rozenbachs's lack of hilarity in the sack, but I can tell you that on stage he's a top performer: a master of the embarrassing anecdote, deftly navigating the pitfalls and advantages of single life.
With a more assured stage presence than in previous years, he covers everything from the etiquette of toilet breaks on a first date to friends who spout stupid platitudes such as: "You'll meet someone when you least expect it."
In less capable hands, the you-know-how and don't-you-hate-it-when gags would be a parade of lame observations. But Rozenbachs has a remarkable ability to laser in on the things we think but don't say - or are too embarrassed to admit we do - with a fresh, edgy perspective.
Star rating: ☆☆☆☆
Interview on The Squirrel
Yo. Check this out... if you dare. Actually, I'm sure you will dare - it's not that scary. http://www.squirrelcomedy.
Mama Mia article
here's a piece I wrote for Eurodad that appeared on the Mama Mia website... http://www.mamamia.com.au/travel/eurodad/ Eurodad – Mamma Mia I recently toured Europe with my dad. I don’t recommend it. I mean, go with your dad, sure... just don’t go with mine.
Singledumber Review [The Age 13/4/11]
IN HIS best show yet, Adam Rozenbachs - a former Cleo Bachelor of the Year nominee - reveals a shameful secret: he's not funny in bed. (He knows this because an ex-girlfriend told his mates.