Rove McManus

“Polished, well co-ordinated and funny”
- The West

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’s eponymous television show launched on Nine in 1999 and then re-emerged a year later, kicking off the new millennium on Ten playing 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 Live made Rove a three-time recipient of Australia’s most prestigious television award, the oddly named Gold Logie, for Most Popular Personality.

Rove’s production company Roving Enterprises has produced several scripted and sports comedy series as well as the ARIA Awards which Rove has hosted three times. Roving is the company behind the iconic daily news program, The Project, which celebrated ten years on air in 2019,
In 2018 (and 2019) Rove hosted the film culture quiz, Show Me The Movie for Network Ten as well as piloting his own return to the talk show format with Bring Back Saturday Night which is scheduled to return as a series in 2019. Rove has also managed to squeeze in time to create and host Whovians a talk show for fans of Doctor Who (ABC).
In 2019 Rove is returning to his roots as an illustrator creating two new books for kids with Scholastic, a picture book, Disgusting McGrossface, and a series of books for older readers – Rocky Lobstar.

  • Television and Film (Performing)
  • Television (Producing)
  • Live Comedy
  • Radio
  • Other Releases
  • Awards

2018 – Ten Network: Show Me The Movie! (Host)

2017 – ABC: Whovians (Host)

2015 – GSN (US): Lie Detectors (Host)

2014 – FOX (US): Riot (Host)

2014 – Comedy Central (US): @ Midnight (Guest)

2014-2018 Ten Network: The Project (Guest Host)

2010-2014 NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Regular)

2013 – SBS: Who Do You Think You Are?

2012 – Cartoon Network: Exchange Student Zero (Voice)

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 – Disney Pixar: Finding Nemo (Voice)

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)

2009-2018 – Ten Network: The Project

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)

2017 – 2018 – Rove McManus – That’s Me Talking – Solo Show
Heath Ledger Theatre – Perth, Garden of Unearthly Delights – Adelaide, Ithaca Auditorium – Brisbane, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Comedy Store, Sydney, Spiegeltent – Newcastle, Spiegeltent – Canberra

2017 – 2018 – The Popular Experiment with Rove McManus – Ensemble Show
Giant Dwarf – Sydney

2013 – Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal)

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.

2017 – SCA 2Day FM: Evenings “Rove & Sam”

2015-2016 – SCA 2Day FM: Breakfast “Rove & Sam”

2004 – Austereo Network: Rove Live Radio & Regional Synd. (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)

2003: DVD – Rove 99 – The Channel Nine Tapes Sony Music

2002: CD – Rove Live… Some More Music Sony Music

2001: CD – Rove Live… Some Music Sony Music

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