Rod Quantock is one of the reasons that Melbourne is the live comedy capital of Australia. As a pioneer of stand up comedy, Rod has more than thirty years experience working in cabaret, theatre, television, radio, advertising and the corporate sector. For an old boy, Rod is still doing extremely well, thank you very much. His live shows are predictably box office hits at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival and he is an evergreen favourite at corporate events.
The truly remarkable thing about Rod is that for more than thirty years he has remained a contemporary stand up comedian, evolving and staying at the forefront of the craft. His contribution to Australian cultural life was rewarded when he received the Individual Award at the 2004 Sydney Myer Performing Arts Awards, putting him in the company of such arts luminaries as Geoffrey Rush, Robyn Nevin, Nick Enright, Lucy Guerin and Paul Grabowsky. That he continues to build new, younger audiences all the time is testament to possibly the most impressive career in Australian comedy.
The conference was a tremendous success not least because Rod put humour into a topic that can so easily become dry. He was wonderful.
- Workplace Australia Conference
Rod's performance mingling with guests early in the evening and his presentation later was extremely funny and enjoyed by everyone. His ability to adapt to suit the audience was excellent.
- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Rod took absolute control of the proceedings as was required and performed marvellously.
- Regent of Melbourne
We have received a number of rave reviews from our clients. We sincerely thank Rod for his involvement from pre-dinner drinks to the comedy spot and his M.C. role.
- Cigna Insurance Australia Ltd
Rod's meticulous attention to detail was fantastic. His ability to warm up a crowd was unique and quite invaluable.
- Minter Ellison
His involvement was a highlight... a magnificent job of making everyone feel welcome, of 'breaking the ice' between strangers and hosting the formal part of the evening.
- The Epilepsy Foundation
Rod is superb and can accommodate any type of audience and style of event. He was a major contributor to the best trade show our guests had ever visited.
- Tunstall Wholesalers
Rod carried the night keeping all attention focused on the manufacturers stands. The crowds followed and were highly entertained and thereby painlessly educated.
- The Gas and Fuel Corporation
Excellent. The industry people were very impressed and voted the industry expo the best ever.
- The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
Thank-you so much for the wonderful presentation ... Your performance was greatly enjoyed by our luncheon guests and added a welcome note of surprise and humour to our media launch.
- Melbourne International Motor Show