Dave Hughes

Laconic stand-up comedian

The laconic Dave Hughes is one of Australia's biggest and most well-loved stand-up comedians and the owner of one of its fastest minds.

Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughsey has made his name turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines. His comedy is warm, entertaining, and dripping with the self-deprecating sarcasm that his audiences love.

For 12 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne's Nova breakfast team and for five years he co-hosted Network Ten's hit current affairs show The Project. He also spent 11 years on the fans' favourite footy show, Before the Game.

He was a stand out performer in his role of co-host on the 2007 Logie Awards and as a permanent cast member on ABC TV's The Glass House with Corinne Grant and Wil Anderson. Dave also appeared regularly on such Australian comedy classics as Rove Live, The Fat, World Cup Comedy, Good News Week and Hey Hey It's Saturday.

While he never fully left stand up behind, Dave shocked Australia in late 2013 by announcing that he would be giving up his radio and television jobs to go back to his roots touring a brand new stand-up show for an entire year.

In 2015 Dave returned to the airwaves with long-time co-host Kate Langbroek, joining the team at KIIS and Mix FM on a national drive radio program. He also Channel 9's The Footy Show, the first comedian on the team since the end of 2008, all while also doing another national live tour.

Dave Hughes is a regular and hugely popular performer at festivals like the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival as well as at international comedy festivals like Edinburgh Fringe and the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He performs at sell-out shows throughout Australia as well as overseas.

Also extremely popular for corporate events, Dave's clients include Bakers Delight, Columbus Line, The Financial Planning Association, Fujitsu, Microsoft and National Australia Bank.

Client testimonials

Hilarious – an outstanding success with our delegates - extremely low maintenance too.

CPA Australia

Very funny and was very well received by the football loving audience.

Herald Sun Player of the Year Awards