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Des Dowling

Des Dowling is one of Australia’s most versatile stand up comedy performers. Whether its appearing as a TV presenter, utilising his polished interviewing skills

  • Entertainment:
    Australian Comedians, Celebrity Hosts, Master of Ceremonies
  • City:
    Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • Size:
    1 performer

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    Before becoming a successful comedian, Des started his professional life as a journalist in the print media. From there he worked for more than a decade as a television news reporter for the ABC, Channel Nine and Channel Seven.


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Des Dowling   Topic: MC, Comedy.

Des Dowling – if variety is indeed the spice of life, then Des Dowling’s career is a vindaloo of life threatening intensity. He spent the early years of his career as a news and current affairs reporter for the ABC, Channel 7 and Channel 9. Des decided making people laugh, rather than making them cry, was a far more noble way to earn a living.In the twelve years since, he’s carved out a career as a top line comedian and corporate entertainer traveling the length and breadth of Australia.He’s headlined at Australia’s premier comedy clubs and performed his own sold out comedy/sketch show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  Combining his comedic and television skills he worked for two years writing and directing sketches for the hugely successful AFL Footy Show and wrote and directed three half hour documentaries for Arena Television’s Day In The Lifeseries.   His major project for 2008 was writing and directing Ch 10’s Logie nominated comedy mockumentary series Mark Loves Sharon.   When he’s not behind the camera, Des is in front of it, working as a presenter on Ch 7’s Coxy’s Big Break and Ch 9’s Talk To The Animals.  Des is meticulous, intelligent and very funny, and an asset to any event as both a host and a stand up comedian.

Based in VIC, travels Australia wide (extra fees involved).

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Des was a fantastic host at the REIA National Awards. He was funny, professional, flexible with last minute changes and a pleasure to work with.

Leanne Medeiros - Tour Hosts

Des Dowling was a huge hit. Make them laugh, but don’t offend anyone! was the brief. He had us all roaring.

Duncan McPherson Nelson Alexander Real Estate

Hi Steve, firstly I wanted to thank you for recommending Des Dowling for the REIA National Awards 2009. We felt that you really grasped what it was that we were looking for in an MC. But of course, you are the expert at these things ! Well done because Des delivered a great event.

Des was a fantastic host. He understood my client’s requirements and my needs as an Event Manager. He had the audience right there with him the entire night and his improvisation through a technical glitch made it feel like it was all done on purpose ! He was funny, professional, flexible in dealing with last minute changes, and a pleasure to work with. We will certainly recommend him to our future clients.


Sorry for the delay of this email, as you know mad season is here again and I finally got a catch up day. Just wanted to say a big thank you to both you and Des. Des was a pleasure to work with and a huge hit at our awards night, the guys loved him.
I will look forward to speaking to you again next year when the time comes around again.

K. Montgomery