Rowan Thambar Brings 23 AND DISAPPOINTED to Adelaide Fringe
Rowan Thambar's act is just as diverse as his face. His distinctive blend of big-hearted stand up and hilarious musical comedy allow the 24-year-old to paint a unique perspective on heartbreak, family and race in Australia. Rowan now brings his 2017 Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy nominated show to the Adelaide Fringe Festival - "23 and disappointed".
2018 was a big year for Rowan, being handpicked to MC the prestigious "Comedy Zone" showcase at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, performing at the Melbourne Town Hall as a part of Triple J's Good Az Friday and sold out shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival and Bris Funny Fest. Thambar is making his mark on the Australian comedy scene and has already taken his deliciously distinct act to international stages in the US and Canada - including a run of shows at the historic Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago.
"23 and disappointed" blends original musical comedy, stand-up and honest autobiographical moments to explore what it means to grow up as a Sri-Lankan millennial in Australia. Thambar said, "My show is about trying to working out the kind of man I want to be. It's also about the struggle to maintain that hope despite disappointments. I talk about my family, wanting to be successful and also about a break up. It's really an honest reflection on what it was like to be 23." Thambar's signature combination of compelling story-telling and musical prowess creates a delightful view of his life and society in a big-hearted, refreshing and hilarious way.
A classically trained pianist at the Newcastle Conservatorium, Rowan also brings unique musical comedy to the stage. Inspired by jazz, blues and RnB his style is effortlessly cool with clever lyrics. "23 and disappointed" boasts a hilarious new repertoire of original songs that he can't wait to share!
A show filled with witty anecdotes, poignant punch lines and songs to make you laugh and think, "23 and disappointed" is not to be missed. Tickets are already on sale.