Peter Rowsthorn is a high energy, fast paced stand-up comedian one minute and a measured character actor the next. He is probably best known as long-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on Kath & Kim.
Peter’s career really took off in 1988, when he was offered roles in The Comedy Company, Fast Forward and The Big Gig, all in the same week. He chose The Comedy Company and spent the next two seasons with the show. After performing in the feature film Crackers, he became a semi-regular on Hey Hey, It’s Saturday and hosted the Red Faces spin-off Gonged But Not Forgotten. He was also the host of Foxtel’s Sunday Roast for two seasons.
Peter has guested regularly on Thank God You’re Here series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and hosts Can We Help for the ABC on Friday nights.
He appeared on Network 10’s 2018 series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
Peter has performed on stage in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s productions of Glengarry Glen Ross, The Importance Of Being Ernest and Laughter On The 23rd Floor. Other theatre credits include The Tempest, Certified Male and The New Rocky Horror Show.
Peter’s film credits include Paper Planes and Looking For Grace, short film Welcome To Dookie and the feature film Three Summers, the first Australian movie from British writer and comic Ben Elton.
In 2019, he performed in Bonnie Lythgoe’s latest pantomime production, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Peter is one of Australia’s best stand-up comedians and is also an extremely skilled Master of Ceremonies.