BOB DOWNE is one of Australia’s most loved and enduring comedy characters, the creation of journalist, comedian, actor and broadcaster MARK TREVORROW.
Bob’s multiple Australian and U.K. television credits include hosting the SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE a total of nine times. Other TV credits include hosting KARAOKE DOKEY (Foxtel, 2007), THE BOB DOWNE SHOW (TV1/Foxtel Australia, 2000-01), FABULOUS, FAMOUS & FORGOTTEN (Network Ten, 2000), BOB DOWNE ALL OVER BRITAIN (BBC/UK Play, 1998), THE BOB DOWNE SPECIAL (ITV UK, 1996), THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE (ITV, 1995) and BOB DOWNE UNDER (LWT, 1991).
Bob has been headlining regularly since 2016 on P&O Comedy Cruises around Australia and NZ.
Since 2002, Mark has established a parallel career singing, acting and broadcasting as himself, starting in 1999 with GOOD NEWS WEEK (ABC TV & Network Ten). His nostalgic documentary/talk series THE WAY WE WERE (ABC TV, 2003 & 2004) was a ratings winner on Australia’s national broadcaster and he was heard regularly presenting EVENINGS on ABC Radio in Sydney and nationally.
Mark has also appeared as a recurring character (‘Darryl’ the menswear salesman) in Australia’s most successful comedy series, KATH & KIM (ABC TV & Seven Network Australia, 2002-2007, also BBC2 & Sky UK) and in the feature film KATH & KIMDERELLA (2012).