Rove McManus

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Rove McManus

Rove McManus started his entertainment career as a stand up comedian but has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television.

Rove got his first TV gig on community television, hosting his own tonight show, The Loft with a budget of $500 a week. Rove hit the prime time schedule in 2000 with Rove Live on Network Ten after a brief late night stint on the Nine Network in 1999. 

Rove McManus started out as a stand up comedian and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television.

 

Rove got his first TV gig on community television, hosting his own tonight show. Rove hit the prime time schedule in 2000 with Rove Live on Network Ten after a brief late night stint on the Nine Network in 1999. The show has played host to some of the planet’s biggest names with the likes of Cameron Diaz, John Travolta, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, The Duchess of York and U2 taking time out to chat with Rove.

 

Rove’s production company Roving Enterprises has produced two scripted comedy series, a weekly sports panel show, and the nightly hybrid news program, The Project, as well as the ARIA Awards which Rove has hosted three times.

 

Rove has also been a three-time recipient of Australia’s most prestigious television award the oddly named Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality.

 

Rove is currently based in Los Angeles where he has appeared as a regular on The Tonight Show, hosted two series of his own talk show Rove LA for FOX 8 and TV Guide Network and made his US primetime debut as host for Fox’s Riot. Rove has continued working as a stand up, appearing in clubs and theatres in LA and beyond and appearing as a guest on Comedy Central’s new late night hit @midnight. 

 

 

“A few years from now there’s a real chance we will look back on September, 1999 as the time we saw the start of a network TV career of a young guy who may well turn out to be one of the biggest names in the business”

 Robert Fidgeon, Herald Sun

 

 

Television (Performing)

2014 Fox (US) Riot (Host)
2014 Comedy Central (US) @ Midnight (Guest)
2014 Ten Network The Project (Guest Host)
2010 - 2014 NBC The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Regular)
2013 SBS Who Do You Think You Are?
2011 - 2012 FOX8 ROVE LA (Host & Producer)
2009 E! (US) Chelsea Lately (Panel Guest)
2009 Ten Network Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Series 3 (Host & Producer)
2009 Ten Network Rove, Series 10 (Host & Producer)
2008 ABC (US) The List – TV Special (Host)
2008 Ten Network 22nd Annual ARIA Awards(Presenter &Producer)
2008 Ten Network Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Series 2 (Host & Producer)
2008 Ten Network Rove, Series 9 (Host & Producer)
2007 Ten Network 21st Annual ARIA Awards (Host & Producer)
2007 Ten Network Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Series 1 (Host & Producer)
2007 - 2012 NBC (US) Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Guest/Regular)
2007 Ten Network Rove, Series 8 (Host & Producer)
2006 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 7 (Host & Producer)
2005 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 6 (Host & Producer)
2005 Ten Network Seriously Forty (Co-Host)
2004 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 5 (Host & Producer)
2004 Ten Network 18th Annual ARIA Awards (Host & Producer)
2003 Ten Network 17th Annual ARIA Awards (Host & Producer)
2003 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 4 (Host & Producer)
2002 Ten Network 16th Annual ARIA Awards (Host & Producer)
2002 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 3 – 40 eps (Host & Producer)
2001 Ten Network Rove [Live], Series 2 – 41 eps (Host & Producer)
2001 Ten Network Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Host)
2000 Ten Network Rove [Live], 10 x 1 hour live eps (Host &Producer)
2000 Ten Network 14th Annual ARIA Awards (Host)
2000 Ten Network Melbourne Comedy Festival Debate (Debater)
1999 Nine Network MILLENIUM New Year’s Eve Telecast (Co-Host)
1999 Nine Network rove, 9 eps (Host & Producer)
1999 Nine Network Simply The Best – Television (Panellist)
1999 Nine Network Super Debate (Debater x 3)
1999 Nine Network Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Host)
1998 – 2000 ABC-TV/Ten Good News Week (Regular Panellist)
1997 – 1998 Channel 31 The Loft Live (Host & Producer)
1996 ABC-TV Something Hot Before Bed (Stand Up x 2)

 

Television (Producing)

2004 - 2013 Ten Network Before The Game, Series 1 - 10 (Co-Exec Producer)
2011 - 2013 FOX-8/TVGN (US) Rove LA, Series 1 & 2 (Producer)
2000 - 2009 Ten Network Rove Live, Series 1 - 9 (Producer)
2006 Ten Network Real Stories, (Co-exec Producer)
2004 Ten Network skitHOUSE, Series 2 (Co-executive Producer)
2003 Ten Network After The Game (Co-executive Producer)
2003 Ten Network skitHOUSE, Series 1 (Co-executive Producer)
1999 Nine Network rove, Series 1 (Producer)

 

Live Comedy

2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) Gala and various club appearances.
2010 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal) Gala and various club appearances.
2008 Rove McManus 2008 Australian Stand Up Tour – Solo Show Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, Melbourne Town Hall - Melbourne, Enmore Theatre - Sydney, Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane, Perth Concert Hall – Perth
2005 Rove McManus Stands Up – Solo Show Athenaeum Theatre - Melbourne, Enmore Theatre - Sydney, Perth Concert Hall – Perth, Canberra Theatre – Canberra, Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane, St James Theatre – Auckland, Opera House – Wellington.
2001 Rove [Live] Live – with Corinne Grant & Peter Helliar Riverside Theatre – Parramatta, Twelfth Night Theatre – Brisbane, Regal Theatre – Perth
2000 Rove [Live] Live – with Corinne Grant, Dave Callan & Peter Helliar Hi-Fi Bar – Melbourne, Metro – Sydney
2000 Rove – Live As – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1999 The Cast of rove Live – with Corinne Grant, Dave Callan & Peter Helliar Prince Patrick Hotel – Melbourne
1999 Waiting For Munro – with Corinne Grant Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1999 Shame: The College Years – with Corinne Grant, Kim Hope & Adam Richard Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1998 Shame – with Adam Richard, Kim Hope & Corinne Grant Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1997 Superhero Street (Cast Member) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1996 Fitzroy Lounging Off – with various artists Melbourne Fringe Festival ** Rove has also made various stand up appearances at numerous venues since 1993, as well as campus and corporate functions.

 

Radio

2004 Austereo Network & Regional Synd. Rove Live Radio (Host with Corinne Grant & Peter Helliar)
2001 - 2003 Austereo Network Saturday Morning Rove (Host with Corinne Grant & Peter Helliar)
2001 Austereo Network Breakfast guest in all territories
2000 2Day FM The Morning Crew (Regular guest)
1999 Triple J The Breakfast Show (Weekly Spot)
1993 - 1995 RTR-FM (Perth) Breakfast (Weekly Spot)

 

Awards

2010 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Awesome Aussie Award
2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favourite TV Star Favourite Aussie
2009 TV Week Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2009 GQ Media Personality of The Year
2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favourite TV Star Favourite Aussie
2008 TV Week Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter
2007 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favourite TV Star - Male
2007 TV Week Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2006 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Funniest Person
2006 TV Week Logie Awards Silver Logie for Most Popular TV Presenter
2005 TV Week Logie Awards Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2004 TV Week Logie Awards Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2003 TV Week Logie Awards Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2002 TV Week Logie Awards Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Program
2001 GQ Magazine – Television Personality of the Year

 

 

 

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Last Updated: May 2014