Anyone Met Any D-Gen Members?

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Post by melbo68 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:45 am

"Choir of Hard Knocks" was great. Jason has done some interesting stuff for sure. He also was responsible for the Graeme Kennedy movie on Foxtel last year.
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Post by 13 schoolyards » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:14 pm

Not to mention he's an exec producer on Newstopia.
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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:29 pm

A few months ago, I did finally meet some members of the D-Generation.

This was at a music trivia night called 'Kwiz for the Kidz' (sic), which was a fund raiser for Learning for Life.

This is a charity that funds early intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Tom Gleisner is the patron of Learning for Life.

Each table had a celebrity team captain. Several members of the D-Generation were there.

I met, shook hands and spoke to Tom Gleisner and Tony Martin. They were approachable, and friendly.

I was not that over awed by meeting some of my favourite comedy performers in person, but I was excited in a restrained, adult way.

The photos can be viewed at my Facebook page.
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Post by Eddie Blake » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:58 pm

13 schoolyards wrote:I saw Rob Sitch on Chapel St today - well, it was either him or a very surly shaven-headed thug in wrap-round sunnies (which is why I didn't stare too close). He didn't exactly look like The Medico of Mirth...
Why did Rob shave his head? Was it for health reasons?
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Post by half goon half god » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:06 am

I think he's bald. Or balding. It's easier to just shave your head instead of dealing with what hair remains.

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Post by Lexii- » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:16 pm

Well, Rob Sitch was bald in Frontline I'm pretty sure. The Mike Moore hair was a wig.

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Post by menagers » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:41 pm

"Bald" is a very cruel word :???:. But there was hair under that wig! Just a little less than he would've liked, I'm sure. (I cannot believe I'm engaging in this conversation :))
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Post by stupidmeatball » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:33 am

He was thinning on top back in the Late Show too, he was always wearing a hat or had it combed oddly.
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Post by Sniv Whettuce » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:39 pm

No, but as a young Sniv travelling on The Empress of Australia to Tasmania I had my photo taken with Norman Yemm of The Henderson Kids II fame. At least, I told everyone it was Norman Yemm, it was really his identical twin brother, Gordon.


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Post by foolhardycousingeorge » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:23 pm

Last night, my brother and I attended the second Kwiz for the Kidz at the Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster.

Again, former D-Generation members Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy and Santo Cilauro were there amongst the celebrity team captains.

The other people on our table were Late Show fans as well. They wanted to call our team 'A S***load of Dim Sims' (in tribute to Bargearse).

Our team captain was Tom Gleisner. We enjoyed his presence, since last year, our celebrity was a dancer from Dancing with the Stars. It was enjoyable discussing answers with him, especially the visual questions, like identifying flags, and musical questions to do with one-hit wonders.

Tom's kids were there too. His son ran the audio equipment, and his daughter helped with some things on the stage area, and serving food.

During the interval, I met and spoke to Rob Sitch. He shook my hand, and I told him that I had been a fan of his work for twenty two years.

What did we talk about? Well, for a start, he told me that I didn't look thirty five, and wanted to know what my secret was? Rob asked me if I ate a lot of broccoli? My brother interjected and said something about "clean living."

Rob said he was glad that people still remember the D-Generation material. He then went on to show me his new iPhone.

Rob smiled when I asked him, "Is this your new toy?", as he showed off some of the features, like being able to read foreign newspapers on it.

Next, I met Glenn Robbins. I just said a polite "Hello Glenn", and told him that I had been a fan since the days of The Comedy Company. We shook hands, and he said "lovely to meet you." He then mentioned that he hadn't performed as Uncle Arthur since 1989.

Finally, I met Santo. I introduced myself, saying "I've been a fan of your work for twenty two years."

At the end of the night, our table came equal fourth with about three other tables.

Here's some links to my photos from the night...

Rob Sitch

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pho ... =687379960

Santo Cilauro

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pho ... 0114884960

and Glenn Robbins

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