Dave Hughes is one of Australia’s premier comedians, boasting a storied comedy career replete with sold-out shows.
For many years, Dave was a Melbourne-only phenomena. However, as his reputation began to grow through television appearances and word-of-mouth, his comedic prowess became a national sensation.
In 2002, Hughes joined Melbourne’s NOVA 100, assuming the role of breakfast presenter along with co-host Kate Langbroek and anchor Dave O’Neill. His tenure with NOVA 100 lasted 12 years.
In 2013, Dave shocked Australia’s viewers by announcing he was stepping down from his position on NOVA 100 to pursue his first love: comedy. Dave and co-host Kate Langbroek did their final show at the famous Athenaeum Theatre. He also decided to end his five-year run on Network Ten’s “The Project”.
That year, Dave kicked off “Pointless”, a tour which took him to sold-out venues in Los Angeles, Montreal, Edinburgh's Fringe and London’s West End icon, the Soho Theatre.
In 2015, Dave decided to return to the airwaves with former NOVA 100 partner Kate Langbroek. The two friends started a national drive show across KIIS and MIX FM. Dave also joined Channel Nine’s “The Footy Show” and began “Pumped”, a new comedy tour.
Beloved across Australia for his one-of-a-kind humour, Dave is a sought-after choice for an engaging keynote speaker or conference speaker.
We have nothing but high praise for Dave’s work at the RCSA Industry Awards night. We had a packed house – 450 guests for dinner and Dave’s comedy was perfectly executed and he not only delivered on our planned run sheet but improved it. He happily mingled with our guests and was a delight to deal with. We have nothing but positive feedback.
Dave was amazing!! Very funny show and a lovely guy. Really impressed that he hung around to take photos and chat with delegates! Thanks Dave for a great night
Dave really entertained the crowd and hung around for photos.
Our audience enjoyed his natural charm
Dave was a crowd favourite, his jokes were very well received. He was also accommodating and hassle-free to deal with on the day. Highly recommended.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
A laconic comic genius
...one hilarious dude...70 minutes of relentlessly entertaining sarcasm and self-deprecation
Hughes has become one of the most appealing, and most powerful, comics around.
Sydney Morning Herald
Dave Hughes is one of the funniest men in a city that has produced many of Australia’s funniest people.
Hughes had a good time and the audience was in stitches. Mission accomplished.
Hughes is skilled, appealing to all and always in control. Excellent.
A quality stand up with a genuinely beguiling quality.
Hughsey at his outstanding best, so many laughs, local content that made our guests feel like it wasn't just another gig, well played Hughsey - a most memorable night on the Sunshine Coast event calendar.