Comedian, Broadcaster & Presenter
Dave Thornton is a multi-talented stand-up comedian who has enjoyed a successful career on stage, on the radio and in television. Multi-awarded, his humour is accessible and free flowing.
Dave has appeared regularly on television shows that include Network Ten’s Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation’, Good News Week and The Circle. He has performed at three Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’s, and held audience’s attention in guest spots on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Agony Uncles and Agony of Life.
Dave has presented several stories for The Project, interviewing celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Owen Wilson, Jake Gyllenhall and Andy Murray. In 2013 he co-hosted Network Ten’s This Week Live alongside Tom Gleeson, Meshel Laurie and Tommy Little.
Dave Thornton’s solo debut performance at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ for his show Euromission and he has returned to the Comedy Festival each year since, his most recent show So On And So Forth was a smash hit both in Melbourne and around the country.
Dave has performed at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, two Cape Town Comedy Festivals and has even been invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. For three years, Dave hosted the Just For Laughs Stand Up Series during the Australian leg of the festival and the series later aired on FOXTEL’s The Comedy Channel.
Dave is quite the actor, appearing on our small screens landing roles in shows such as Channel 9’s smash hit House Husbands and more recently in ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan.
Dave is not a stranger to radio with fill in and guest spots on shows all over the country spanning years, but in August 2012 he landed a national slot on the Today Network alongside Em Rusciano hosting Mammamia Today. Wrapping this show up in June 2013, Dave then saw out the year with national Weekend Breakfast with Sophie and Dave on the network with Sophie Monk.
In 2014 Dave landed one of the most sought after breakfast radio slots in the country, Melbourne’s Fox FM brekkie which he is still hosting alongside his good friend Fifi Box.
Excellent – very well received and his performance was very appropriate for the event
A quick and self-deprecating wit … an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life.
He’s razor sharp and very funny.