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Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil


After Dinner - Comedy - MC's & Facilitators - Master of Ceremonies


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

Television appearances

  • 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

Presentation Topics Include

  • Comedy performance                                           
  • Master of Ceremonies


Great comedian, very enjoyable night for all delegates.
Charles Sturt Council

Dave was very funny and had the crowd laughing continuously!
Australian Independent Rural Retailers

David was great to work with, he interacted well with our audience and brought great humour to our event.
Civil Contractors Association

Dave, read the room very well, he was funny and just on the border of rude, he managed that flawlessly on the night.
RFI Group

Dave was the best MC & Comedy Spot I’ve had at any of my events.
National Electrical and Communications Associations

Dave was excellent. A true, very funny professional who handled the crowd, timing and delivery of the National Print Awards perfectly. I would have no hesitation in using Dave for this event, or any other for that matter, in the future.
Printing Industries of Australia

Great MC & comedian. Kept the audience engaged and entertained the whole evening. Easy to work with.​ A big thank you Dave!
Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute

Very talented and entertaining.
Municipal Works Officers Association

We loved Dave O’Neil. He was great for our crowd—they loved him. We would definitely consider contracting him again.
FMA Australia

Dave was the perfect addition to our special night. He captured the crowd perfectly and had them in hysterics. His MC'ing was spot on and he was warmly received by all who attended.
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