To commerate the recent death of former Victorian Premier Joan Kirner, todays comedy segment is her public musical performance.
Joan Kirner was an Australian politician, who was the first female Premier of the state of Victoria between 1990 and 1992. She took over leadership of the Labor Party while they were in government and in severe financial crisis, but was not able to turn things around before the next election which she lost despite being more popular than the Liberal Party leader. She received the Centenary Medal, the Order of Australia, and was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for her community work.
I love Rock ‘n’ Roll was originally recorded The Arrows in 1975 but the best known version is the cover that Joan Jet & The Blackhearts in 1982. This version was taken from the Australian comedy TV program, The Late Show, during the second series of which each episode ended with a musical segment where Mick Molloy was supposed to have booked a famous act but had in fact “accidentally” booked an minor Australian celebrity or politician with a name similar to the famous star, in this case Joan Kirner, who despite having a mother who was a music teacher made no other public musical appearances, performs as Joan Jett.