Rosso returns to the Eagle Bar

In late October comedy legend Tim 'Rosso' Ross returned to the La Trobe Eagle Bar in an attempt to change a disappointing experience as an undergraduate over 20 years ago. 
 
The 42 year old has never recovered from coming second at the Campus Comedy Awards way back when he was studying for his Bachelor of Arts. As part of his MixFm radio program, Rosso returned to the Eagle Bar to deliver his improved stand-up comedy routine  and changed the course of history. This time Rosso delivered the goods and won the prize in front of an eager audience of staff and students. See video highlights.
 
Rosso, who hosts the National Drive program on MixFM majored in history, theatre and drama at La Trobe.
 
But coming runner-up in the University's Comedy Awards seems to have proven a career changer for the performer. After his studies, he was founder of the Merrick & Rosso comedy duo together with Merrick Watts.
 
In 2001 he helped launch the Nova network. The Merrick and Rosso breakfast show fast became Sydney's most popular radio program and then went national for six of its nine years. Rosso is also a well known regular on Australian television programs.
 
Along the way he's picked up numerous ACRA radio awards, an Astra, GQ Man of the year award and an ARIA. In 2010 he released his first book, Mum had a Kingswood.
 
In 2013 he began hosting his own drive show on Mix Fm (KIIS 1065FM).
 
Ross was delighted to return to La Trobe and was particularly heartened to hear that his favourite campus eatery, Pings, was still open for business.

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