Rove McManus

Comedian & Host, Rove Live

A comedian, writer, producer, television and radio host, Rove McManus is one of Australian television’s success stories.

Named 2004 TV WEEK Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality, Rove also won the Silver Logie for Most Popular TV Presenter, and his show Rove [Live] was named Most Popular Light Entertainment Program. A remarkable achievement considering he won the same awards in 2003.

The boy, whose catch phrases 'What the?' and 'Say hello to your mum for me' have become part of the Australian vernacular, won his way into the hearts of the Australian public with his laid back style, humorous wit and boyish charm.

Originally from Perth, Rove McManus moved to Melbourne to pursue a career as a stand up comedian. After hundreds of gigs and a stint on community television he landed a chance to show off in front of the nation with nine late night episodes of his own tonight show, ROVE on Channel Nine in 1999. However after much talk and elusive references to ‘the next big thing’ the Network Nine declined the opportunity to continue the show in 2000.

Luckily the Ten Network gave Rove McManus and his production company, Roving Enterprises, another shot with ten episodes in late 2000 for Rove [Live], followed by two more full years in 2001 and 2002. In 2002 Rove was nominated for the Gold Logie and Rove [Live] won the Logie for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program.

On radio, Rove McManus hosts his own national radio program Saturday Morning Rove on the Austereo Network with co-hosts Corinne Grant and Peter Helliar. While his production company Roving Enterprises produces the sketch comedy program skitHOUSE for the Ten Network.

Today, Rove McManus is now one of the most recognisable faces in Australian television and his show is the first stop for celebrities from around Australia and around the world.