Tim "Rosso" Ross

Comedian, TV & radio star, MC

Tim Ross is one of Australia's best known comedians. He established his career and an enormous fan base as the Rosso half of Merrick and Rosso through their ratings-topping show on Triple J and also their sellout live shows.

Having built his reputation with Triple J, Tim Ross helped launch the Nova network in 2001. The Merrick and Rosso breakfast show became Sydney's most popular radio program for nine years,

After a two-year break, Tim has returned to breakfast radio as co-host at Sydney's Mix 106.5.

A highly original, entertaining and intelligent comic, Tim Ross is also a polished MC for corporate events and galas.

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In 2006, Tim was one of a very select few chosen to be trained by Al Gore Jr to deliver the environmental word via the former US Vice-President's Inconvenient Truth slide presentation.

In late 2009, Rosso finished up with Nova and moved to breakfast television with Channel Nine. In mid-June 2010, he was lured to Channel Seven to front a new pop culture series Australia Vs. In the same year he hosted Uncharted, an unsigned band competition on MTV. Rosso has also featured on several seasons of the Logie-nominated now Unplanned for the Nine Network.

He featured in 'The B-Team' (Network Ten) and The Merrick and Rosso Show (Foxtel) and has made guest appearances on shows including All Saints, Spicks and Specks and Rove Live as well as guest programming Rage. Along the way he's picked up numerous ACRA radio awards, an Astra, GQ Man of the Year award and an ARIA.

A keen writer, in 2010 he released his book Mum Had a Kingswood. He has often contributed to Men's Style Australia, Rolling Stone and The (Sydney) Magazine. Together with Merrick Watts, Rosso has published Merrick and Rosso, The Book and Merrick and Rosso, The Book Volume 2. Tim Ross fronts comedy band Black Rose, who opened the V festival in Melbourne and Sydney in 2009.

In 2011, NRMA Motoring & Services chose Tim to front their latest campaign in an effort to promote the benefits of NRMA Membership.

Client testimonials

Tim developed excellent rapport with the audience and was able to improvise on the script provided, which made for a very natural, entertaining presentation. Tim had no problem incorporating events and changes to script that came up on the night. All feedback we received from the evening was extremely positive. Tim was an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with.


Last night was fabulous. Tim is the most amazing MC, so easy to work with and really figured out the crowd early. He definitely mentioned all the points we needed and everyone really enjoyed his comedy. Please pass on our thanks again to him – he really made the night flow wonderfully!