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04 May - Andrew Denton and "Stairway To Haven"

Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:48 pm
by Max ADU
Today Australian Birthday
4th May

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Andrew Christopher Denton was born 4 May 1960 at Sydney New South Wales. Andrew is an Australian television producer,comedian, Gold Logie-nominated, television presenter and former radio host,

Andrew Denton worked on Australian radio stations early in his media career. Beginning as a writer for radio personality Doug Mulray onTriple M,

A Logie nominee
Denton has been involved in the Logie Awards, hosting the awards ceremony in 1999 and 2000. Denton was nominated for several Logie awards:
• the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 2008 and 2009, for his role in Enough Rope
• the 'Most Popular Presenter' award in 2005, 2008 and 2009, for his role in Enough Rope
• the 'Most Popular Comedy Personality' award in 1996, for his role in Denton.

TV Career with the ABC
Denton made his first television appearance as an extra on the ABC television series The Investigators, and progressed to being a member of the team that was runner-up on the Australian improvised comedy show Theatre sports in 1987.

From the late 1980s into the 1990s, he hosted a number of TV shows, including Blah Blah Blah (1988), The Money or the Gun (1989–1990),

Each week on The Live and Sweaty (1991–1995) Money or the Gun,
Andrew had a musical guest play a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" in a different musical style, usually the genre of the guest's own musical style.

The song was played in styles ranging from grand opera to the quirky pop of The B-52's. This resulted in an album.

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Switch To 7
Denton, a popular TV figure went to Channel 7 hosting his own show “Denton.” (1994-95) The show was an hour-long late night live interview program hosted by the eponymous Andrew Denton.

While presenting Denton, he launched a public subscription scheme to hire a bounty hunter to capture fugitive businessman Christopher Skase, who was attempting to avoid extradition to Australia at the time.

He was told that his repeated statements against Skase could expose him to legal action, Denton said,
"If he's got a problem, he can come here and sue me."

He had a cameo appearance in the Australian film Let's Get Skase.

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Denton returned to the ABC to host a weekly television interview program Enough Rope. He currently hosts ABC game show Randling.

He was also responsible for introducing the troupe The Chaser to Australian audiences.

Re: 04 May - Andrew Denton and "Stairway To Haven"

Unread postPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:10 pm
by Max ADU