Stand-up comedian, broadcaster, writer & actor
Dave O’Neil’s friendly, easy going manner has made him one of Australia's most popular and versatile comics.
Dave is a regular on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and has appeared on Channel 10’s The Panel, Rove Live and Australia’s Brainiest Comedian. He was also part of Channel 9’s 2005 World Comedy Tour and Channel 10’s Comedy Festival Gala in addition to guest appearances on many other TV entertainment shows.
You can hear Dave on Vega 91.5fm each morning, this year with Dicko and Chrissie Swan. Previously co-hosting with comedians Shaun Micallef and Denise Scott, Dave is probably best known from his radio work on Nova 100 with Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes.
In his nineteen years on the Australian comedy scene, Dave has worked extensively in radio, television, film, print media and on the live comedy circuit.
As well as writing and performing shows in eleven Melbourne Comedy Festivals Dave has appeared at the Comedy Club, Last Laugh, the Comedy Store in Sydney and the Sit Down Comedy club in Brisbane.
In 2002, Dave had a lead role alongside Eric Bana and Stephen Curry in Bill Bennett's feature film The Nugget. 2003 saw the release of Takeaway, a full-length comedy feature co-written, co-produced and starring Dave in a cameo as Mal the Butcher! Dave also co-wrote and played Akela the Scout Leader in the feature film You and Your Stupid Mate which was released in 2005.
He has also written for many TV shows including Full Frontal, Jimeoin and Micallef.
Dave's first book Unfit For Life was published by Lothian books and Dave has also released two children'sbooks; Raised by Frank and Lies Your Parents Tell You. In 2007 he released his latest book Everything Tastes Better Crumbed – and Other BIG Statements from Dave O’Neil.
Dave is without doubt one of the most popular, and versatile performers in the country. His observational humour and genuine humility have made him a much sought after MC and stand up comedian.
His almost homespun charm is unforced and although much preparation had gone into 'House Proud', we walked away most impressed with his ability to improvise.
His 2003 Comedy Festival show 'None Hit Wonder' was also a critical and popular hit - it is a tremendously warm, entertaining show and if you're after an hour of sheer delight, you're in safe hands with O'Neil.