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.
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.