Dave is simply the biggest name in stand up comedy in Australia. A natural and un-mistakably Australian comic, Dave’s laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen.
Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughsey’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds.
As the co-host of Network tens “Before the Game”, or on radio with “Hughesy & Kate, Dave Hughes is know for his larrikan nature, deadpan delivery and laconic Australian accent
Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy. For 12 years Dave Hughes made up one half of Melbourne’s Nova breakfast team and for 5 years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 11 years on the fan’s favourite footy show, Before the Game..
After dreaming about being a comedian since he was a youngster, his first comedy gig came at age 22 when he was living in Perth doing labouring jobs and he decided, “I’m going to have a crack”. Appearing onstage he acknowledges that he was “just horrible” but after three attempts over six months he gained his confidence and went on to become a headline act
While he never left stand up behind, in late 2013 Dave shocked Australia 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.
2015 is seeing Dave return to the airwaves with long time co-host Kate Langbroek joining the team at KIIS and Mix FM in a national drive radio program. He will also be joining the team at Channal 9’s The Footy Show, all of which he will be doing around another national live tour, Pumped.
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