THE comedian, actor and broadcaster is best known for his over-the-top alter ego Bob Downe, aka the Prince of Polyester. Trevorrow trained as a reporter with between 1977 and 1981, alongside fellow comic Wendy Harmer, before leaving to become a cabaret performer and actor. He lives in a Spanish-mission-style apartment in Sydney that he has renovated with his partner, Stefan Elliott, an interior designer and architect. He is bringing Bob Downe to passengers on the cruise ship for a P&O Comedy Cruise, departing Melbourne on February 24 (pocruises.com.au/cruises/comedy/e712n).
If I am on a cruise to perform that night, I will make sure I rest up because it’s important to conserve my energy. If I am at home, I will sleep in a bit more but Stefan will be up early and he will have done a run by the time I get up. Then we will spend the morning enjoying brunch at a cafe or seeing friends.
I am a very good cook. When I left home, I wasn’t that interested in cooking or learning to cook, but once I got to my late 30s I started to become interested. Once you have the basics down, cooking is not hard.
My best friend’s mother taught me a delicious way of making lamb chops. You crumb them with a 50/50 mixture of breadcrumbs and fine-grated packet parmesan and then you chill them and repeat the process again. Then you drizzle them in olive oil and rosemary and bake them in the oven slowly for 10 to 15 minutes and they cook inside the crumbed casing.