Rosso wins National Trust Heritage Award for comedy show

Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross, Drive host for Kiis 106.5 Sydney and Mix 101.1 Melbourne has won the National Trust Heritage Award for his comedy show Man About The House.
The show is an innovative pastiche of comedy and architecture that saw him perform in mid-century homes alongside his musical collaborator Kit Warhurst and producer Stuart Alfred.
Due to Rosso’s passion for architecture, the show centred on the idea of conservation of heritage – specifically through buildings – making it eligible for the National Trust’s award.
It resulted in two sell-out seasons in Sydney’s Rose Seidler House, shows in Arthur Boyd’s studio at Bundanon Homestead, two seasons for the Melbourne Comedy Festival at Robyn Boyd Walsh Street, a tour at The Donner House in Auckland, and interest from the US to continue the series in mid-century homes in America.
On his win, Rosso said; “I can’t believe we actually bloody won this National Trust Heritage Award. Thanks to Kit Warhurst and Stuart Alfred who believed in me when even I didn’t understand what we were doing.”
“Doing a live comedy show in historic houses? Modernism and funny? Well it sort of works and conservation has always been our message and I’m stoked that we’ve been recognised for it”.”

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