Melbourne Trivia’s hosts come from a variety of show-business and entertainment backgrounds. They are selected for their sense of humour, their professionalism and experience and their love of trivia. Unfortunately, they are all often in demand and, while we will try, we can’t promise you the host of your choice for your event.
Alan is an international entertainer who has performed in Canada, USA, Britain and Japan. A veteran actor and playwright, he has appeared in film, TV and on radio as well as the stage. In his trademark black hat, he is recognised by many Festival-going Melburnians (he doesn’t wear it all the time). Among his pleasures are his annual trips to Japan where he is in demand as an entertainer. He acted as Master of Ceremonies at Hamer Hall’s Open Day at the Victorian Arts Centre last year as well as hosting the opening of Kew Courthouse Cultural Centre.
Quote: ‘I love real trivia – the really useless stuff.’
Photo by Eliza Bentley
Janet is a well-known Melbourne comedian and performer who has presented shows for Fringe and Comedy festivals. Janet produces the highly respected and popular Local Laughs every Monday. Her monthly appearances at the Astor with Geoff Wallis in Cinema Fiasco have won a devoted following. Janet is a regular guest on 774 ABC Radio and has appeared weekly as the Australian correspondent for South African radio. Her very funny Quiz Internationalewith Toby Sullivan is a perennial popular hit in Melbourne. We love her!
Quote: ‘I love rock and roll’ (Joan Jett said it first!);
Adam is a very funny man! As well as being a successful solo stand-up comedian, he is half of the award-winning comedy troupe, Watson. He is making a name as a talented humorous animator as well as a comedian. Trivia guests love his friendly, relaxed style.
Quote: ‘I consider myself to be pretty smart… but that’s only because I have the answers written down for me’
Rob is a talented comedian whose one-man show Who, Me had sold-out shows at this year’s Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. An excellent improviser, he has performed all over the south-eastern states. He is a lovely man and great trivia host. He also sometimes looks spookily like David Tennant!
Justin only works with us occasionally now since his comedy career has taken him to an acutely busy state of business. A popular Melbourne comedian, Justin is a highly talented award-winning comic performer who has also written for the Rove show and web site. In recent years he has appeared in a number of Melbourne Comedy Festival shows, both solo and with the talented Sarah Collins.
Quote: ‘I like my friends, natural fibres and girls who use soap.’
Meg is a delight to work with. Lively, funny, professional and bossy, she is an experienced trivia host as well as having an alternative existence as a journalist.
Let us not forget:
Those of you who have experienced our trivia events know that our hosts are usually supported by one of our team of fabulous assistants, all of whom also have considerable talents outside Melbourne Trivia.
Scott designs and makes puppets and stage and screen props as well as being an award-winning comedy writer and truly individual person.
Tania‘s efficiency and calmness is valued by the hosts she assists. She is a talented graphic artist whose musical instrument is the saxophone, although she won’t bring it to your trivia event – even if you ask her to.
Owen is the most recent member of the team. Creative and excellent with computers… we have nothing in common!
Kat As well as having a burgeoning career as a comedian, Kat is a talented violinist and has recently returned from a US tour with the Melbourne band The Ramshackle Army.