Agro’s back in Warwick for adults-only show
IF YOU’RE a child of the 80s or 90s, chances are you grew up watching Agro on TV.
Now, the talking puppet is making a comeback and he’s got Warwick in his sights.
Agro and his best mate Jamie Dunn are bringing their Agro Up Late Show to the Warwick RSL this weekend.
The adults-only show has been selling out theatres across the country, with fans keen to meet one of their childhood favourites.
Mr Dunn said the show was a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at Agro’s story.
“If you watched Agro growing up you could always see there was another dimension to it,” he said.
“Agro hasn’t aged; he’s exactly the same.
“The humour is the same, so are some of the old goofs we use.”
Agro gained notoriety for his sense of humor, beamed into lounge rooms in the 90s with his show Agro’s Cartoon Connection.
Apart from the occasional telethon he hasn’t been seen on screen since the remake of Perfect Match in 2002.
Even though he hasn’t been on television, Dunn said Agro had always been around.
“He always says, ‘where there is a will there’s a way’,” he said.
Dunn said it was good to be back on the road with Agro.
“He was with us for a good 10 years,” he said.
“A lot of people grew up with him.
“He seemed to appeal to the kids, parents and grandparents.”
Dunn said he was looking forward to returning to Warwick.
“I love Warwick,” he said.
“We would have done school fetes and other events in Warwick back in the day, but never an adult show.”
Producer Damien Lee said the chemistry was still as sharp with Agro as when he was on TV.
“We felt the time was right to lure Agro back into the spotlight, seeing that some YouTube clips of his shows are nearing one million hits, and they are still being remembered fondly on social media,” he said.
Fans will get the chance to talk to Agro and have their photos taken, which included in the ticket price.
For tickets, phone the Warwick RSL on 46611229.
Where: Warwick RSL
When: Saturday night, 8pm