Week 25 interviews and performances from 

Jack and Marcelle Levi, Jude Anderson, Pete Denahy and a viewer question for Swampy.

With a special introduction by our talented hosts Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined - Week 25 welcome from our hosts

Week 25: Chance

This week, the theme is chance. We're joined by comedian Jack Levi with his mother Marcelle, Bluegrass musician Pete Denahy and artist and performer Jude Anderson. 


Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Jack Levi

Week 25: Chance

Rather than being crushed by his acting teacher feedback that he didn’t have enough facial expression to make it as a performer, Jack Levi used the criticism to develop his internationally successful comic persona, the incredibly straight-faced Elliot Goblet.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Jude Anderson

Week 25: Chance

Jude Anderson’s childhood in regional Victoria served as a fabulous, if unofficial, apprenticeship for her career as an experimental theatre producer. 

‘I’m trusting that curiosity leads you to something that's very enlarging, enriching, extraordinary, or dumbfounding.’

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Pete Denahy

Week 25: Chance

Like kids everywhere, the young Pete Denahy would dream about what he wanted to be when he was an adult. Growing up in country Victoria, he was torn between being the Man from Snowy River or a musician like his hero Slim Dusty.

Unlike most kids everywhere, the bluegrass singer/songwriter and comedian has managed to live his dream; having joined Slim’s band as a fiddle player when he was barely 25 and then becoming a regular at Corryong’s annual Man from Snowy River Festival.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined, 'Ask Swampy'

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