WHAT IS IT ABOUT DEAN?
Dean Arcuri is an entertainer, journalist, photographer, community darling and all-round busy homosexual.
As a cabaret comedian he has performed for over a decade in festivals around the country; as both himself and his queerer alter ego, the fabulously furry Frock Hudson.
Arcuri can be found hosting and performing at corporate and LGBTIQA+ community events; weekly trivia’s at The Laird, and more.
For years he has produced fundraisers and events in conjunction with businesses and community groups including auctions; trivia’s, karaoke, bingo, pageants and more.
Dean was the Victorian Editor for SameSame.com.au as well as Star Observer, helping to reintroduce and reinvigorate that publication in 2018.
He was also the executive producer for the nightly news and current affairs program The Informer on JOY 94.9, as well as the producer and presenter of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ radio station’s Wednesday Drive program, MAD Wednesdays.
During the 2020 lockdown in Victoria, Dean was a part of a live-streamed entertainment variety program hosted by Dolly Diamond and Kerrie Stanley, funded by the Victorian Governments Equality Branch.
His regular Community Darling segments kept communities informed and connected about how people were coping and to marginalised communities - see the full videos here.
From lockdown, he also coproduced and hosted Pride Cup Trivia; a fifteen episode gameshow that had 16 inclusive sporting clubs compete against each other from the isolation of their homes, in a competition of skill, knowledge & daring to win $1000 for their club for uniforms or equipment - see all the videos here.
Yearly he performs as part of the opening plenary of the Better Together Conference, Gay Ski Week Australia, and Celebrations New Years Eve Party in Sydney.
If you would like to discuss with Dean about hosting, producing or being involved in an event for you, he can be contacted here.
Dean has spent years documenting queer events and communities through podcasts, print and online media, radio and photojournalism. But whether he is performing on stage or not, in front of the camera or behind the scenes, his focus is always in highlighting, sharing and advocating the diversity and joy of Australia’s LGBTIQA+ communities.