Dave was a regular guest on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and has appeared on Channel 10’s The Panel, Rove Live and Australia’s Brainiest Comedian. He was also part of Channel 9’s 2005 World Comedy Tour and Channel 10’s Comedy Festival Gala in addition to guest appearances on many other TV entertainment shows.
In 2010 Dave co-hosted the Classic Rock 91.5fm breakfast show with Dicko. Previously he performed with Chrissie Swan, and comedians Shaun Micallef and Denise Scott. Dave is probably best known from his radio work on Nova 100 with Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes.
In his nineteen years on the Australian comedy scene, Dave has worked extensively in radio, television, film, print media and on the live comedy circuit.
As well as writing and performing shows in eleven Melbourne Comedy Festivals Dave has appeared at the Comedy Club, Last Laugh, the Comedy Store in Sydney and the Sit Down Comedy club in Brisbane.
In 2002, Dave had a lead role alongside Eric Bana and Stephen Curry in Bill Bennett's feature film The Nugget . 2003 saw the release of Takeaway a full-length comedy feature co-written, co-produced and starring Dave in a cameo as Mal the Butcher! Dave also co-wrote and played 'Akela' the Scout Leader in the feature film You and Your Stupid Mate which was released in 2005. He has also written for many TV shows including Full Frontal, Jimeoin and Micallef. Most recently, he was selected as a Team Captain on Tractor Monkeys and has been dishing out advice on The Agony of Life on the ABC. He also writes a column for The Age.
Dave's first book Unfit For Life was published by Lothian books and Dave has also released two children's books Raised by Frank and Lies Your Parents Tell You. In 2007 he released his latest book Everything Tastes Better Crumbed – and other BIG statements from Dave O’Neil.
Dave is without doubt one of the most popular, and versatile performers in the country. His observational humour and genuine humility have made him a much sought after MC and stand up comedian.
2013 Regular guest on ABC 774 on the Lindy Burns evening show
2011-2012 Fill in host on ABC 774
2010 Dicko & Dave Breakfast Show on Classic Rock 91.5fm in Melbourne.
2008-09 Dicko, Dave and Chrissie Breakfast Show on Vega 91.5fm in Melbourne
2006-07 Dave and Denise with Shaun Micallef Breakfast Show, Vega 91.5fm
2001-06 Hughsey, Kate and Dave Breakfast Show, NOVA FM
2001 Dave & Dave, 3MMM, Writer/Performer
1996-00 Breakfasters, RRR FM, Writer/Performer
1998 Schnitzel Brothers, 3MMM, Writer/Performer
1996- 98 Martin/Molloy Regular Performer
1992-97 Osso Booko, 3RRR FM, Writer/Performer
2010 Spicks & Specks, ABC TV, Appearances
2010 Sleuth 101, ABC TV
2009 Spicks & Specks Christmas Special, ABC TV.
2008-09 Spicks & Specks, ABC TV, Appearances
2007 Spicks and Specks Christmas Special, ABC TV
2007 Mick Molloy’s The Nation, Ch 9, guest appearance
2007 Spicks & Specks, ABC TV Six appearances
2006 Spicks & Specks, ABC TV Nine Appearances
2006 Australia’s Brainiest Comedian, CH10
2006 Stand Up Australia, Foxtel’s Comedy Channel, Guest Appearance
2006 Bert’s Family Feud, Channel 9, Two Appearances
2005 World Comedy Tour 2005, CH 9, Foxtel, US and UK Pay TV
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We loved Dave’ O’Neil. He was great for our crowd—they loved him. We would definitely consider contracting him again.
“An atmosphere some comedians would kill to be able to generate, sitting in Dave O’Neil’s audience is genuinely to feel like you’ve stumbled into a relaxed conversation among friends… there’s an engaging affability… unprepossessingly good-spirited fun.”
“One of our most accomplished stand-ups”
“Dave was sensational. His material was great, he was witty, engaging and had everyone roaring with laughter.”
PFD Food Services
“In true Aussie style, he comes across as a laidback friend… the difference is he’s so clever he can handle any topic and gets away with everything.”
Australian Council of Trade.