Dave Hughes

Leading Australian Comedian

Dave Hughes (Hughesy) is one of the biggest names of Australian comedy. Self-deprecating, sarcastic, fast paced yet totally laconic, his unique style pacs a punch and leaves a lasting, hilarious impression.

Hughesy’s career as a lead Australian comedian was kick-started in 1999 when, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, he was forced to move from a tiny upstairs city bar into a 300-seat room at the Melbourne Town Hall. Word had started to spread about this impossibly laid back guy from Warrnambool.

Since then, Hughesy has become one of the biggest and most loved names in Australian stand-up comedy. Honest and imperfect is how Australians like their comedy and Dave Hughes delivers exactly that in spades.

In 2013, Dave shocked Australia by announcing 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.

He and Kate Langbroek ended their Nova 100 breakfast show after 12 years with a live show at the iconic Athenaeum Theatre and soon after, he wrapped his gig as co-host of Network Ten’s The Project after almost five years on the desk.

2013 also saw the final series of Before The Game, Network Ten’s iconic and much loved AFL Footy show that Dave had co-hosted since 2003. Dave toured his show Pointless to almost every corner of Australia to over 60,000 people as well as overseas to LA, Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre in London’s West End.

In 2015 Dave returned to the airwaves with long-time friend Kate Langbroek for a national drive show across KIIS and Mix FM. He also joined the team at Channel Nine’s The Footy Show performing a mix of stand-up and his team sprays, which have become infamous in the AFL community.

In 2016, Hughesy toured the country with his stand up show Sweet and was selected to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in both Montreal and at the Sydney Opera House.

Meanwhile he continued his national drive radio show Hughesy and Kate; he appeared on the panel of The Footy Show; and hosted Australia’s Got Talent – the most successful entertainment format in the world today, for Channel 9.

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