Andrew Denton: Enough Rope indeed
Andrew Denton is one of Australia's most successful
TV and radio announcers.
has recently raised in prominence, with the success
of "Enough Rope" with
Andrew Denton, which is taped and screened
on ABC every Monday evening.
from being an "overnight success", Denton
has been plugging away in the entertainment and media
business for over a decade.
is a rare breed, that is able to be both comical and
"deadly"serious, in the same interview,
if not the same sentence.
involvement with the high profile, South
Sydney Football Club is legendary, and some
may say, infamous. No one could say he hasn't raised
the profile of the club, and at least on the surface,
Denton has cleared the air with former South's Director,
1994-95, he hosted and co-produced his own late night,
live chat show. Called "Denton," it offered
a collection of offbeat interviews, satirical sketches,
uncalled-for violence and topical jokes - perfect
viewing for the whole dysfunctional family.
1995, he also presented two television interview specials:
"Andrew Denton Meets Kevin
Costner" and "Paul
Keating Unplugged," a surprising look
at Australia's Prime Minister.
also hosted his own morning radio program in Sydney,
entitled "Andrew Denton
Breakfast Show." A "Best of"
edition of the show was broadcast around Australia
co-produced and hosted "The
Logies," Australia's television awards,
in 1999 and 2000. Also in 2000, he co-produced and
hosted a one-hour prime-time interview special
"Andrew Denton in the Deep End with Ian Thorpe."
just may be Denton's most successful program to date.
Denton certainly does give his wide array of guests
enough rope to hang themselves. Is it coincidence
that both Rene Rivkin
and John Elliot both
somewhat fell from grace soon after appearing on his
your looking for great entertainment, conducted by
someone with a brain, watch Denton on
"Enough Rope", or better still, join
in the studio audience on Monday nights.
a personal note, Andrew, thank you for your hospitality
on the previous occasion I was in the audience, and
see you again tonight. Watch out for the sign!
Rope with Andrew Denton www.abc.net.au/enoughrope
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