Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. He’s stormed the world's three major comedy festivals and, back home, Dave is a hot ticket across the country, filling thousands of seats with a growing army of fans.
Dave's TV credentials include appearances on Network Ten's The Project and This Week Live, ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Agony Uncles. He’s even tried his hand at acting, appearing on Channel Nine's House Husbands and the ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan. Pretty much any gig where there's catering, Dave will be there.
In 2016, Dave toured the country with a brand new stand up show So On and So Forth and returned to Fox FM Breakfast for his third year, co-hosting alongside his good friend and radio veteran, FiFi Box.
With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on TV, radio and stage.
You would have seen Dave popping up on your television screen on a regular basis appearing in shows such as; Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation’, a regular guest on Good News Week, a regular on The Circle, three Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’s, as well as guest spots on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Agony Uncles and Agony of Life. You also could have seen him covering various stories for The Project, which has seen him interview the likes of Anne Hathaway, Owen Wilson, Jake Gyllenhall and Andy Murray. In 2013 you also would have seen him each Wednesday night alongside Tom Gleeson, Meshel Laurie and Tommy Little as co-host of Network Ten’s This Week Live.
His solo debut performance at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ for his show Euromission and he has returned to the Comedy Festival each year since, his most recent show So On And So Forth was a smash hit both in Melbourne and around the country.
Dave has performed at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, two Cape Town Comedy Festivals and has even been invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. For three years, Dave hosted the Just For Laughs Stand Up Series during the Australian leg of the festival and the series later aired on FOXTEL’s The Comedy Channel.
Dave is quite the actor, appearing on our small screens landing roles in shows such as Channel 9’s smash hit House Husbands and more recently in ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan.
Dave is not a stranger to radio with fill in and guest spots on shows all over the country spanning years, but in August 2012 he landed a national slot on the Today Network alongside Em Rusciano hosting Mammamia Today. Wrapping this show up in June 2013, Dave then saw out the year with national Weekend Breakfast with Sophie and Dave on the network with Sophie Monk.
In 2014 Dave landed one of the most sought after breakfast radio slots in the country, Melbourne’s Fox FM brekkie which he is still hosting alongside his good friend Fifi Box.
Dave is a Sagittarian who enjoys long walks in the park and getting caught in the rain.
“don’t miss this” ★★★★★ Scotsman
“He’s razor sharp and very funny”. Inpress
“A quick and self deprecating wit…an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life” The Age
|2016||"So On And So Forth" - Melbourne Internaional Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival|
|2015||"Spit and Polish" - Melbourne Internaional Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store|
|2014||"Tall & Pointy" - Melbourne International Comedy Festival - return season|
|2013||"Tall & Pointy" - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store|
|2012||“The Some Of All The Parts” - Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store|
|2011||“I Wanna be Bruce Lee” - Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2010||“A Different Type Of Normal” – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
|2009||“Allow Me To Introduce Myself” - Solo Show Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
|2009||“Never Sweat” -Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2008||“Info” - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2007||“Euromission” - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2006||“What… Me Worry?” - Solo Show Melbourne Fringe Festival|
|2006||“Eyecandy” - Four-man show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2005||“The No Underpants Show” - Two-Man Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2016||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand Up)|
|2015||Comedy Channel||Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House - 10 part series (Host)|
|2015||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)|
|2014||Comedy Channel||Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House - 10 part series (Host)|
|2014||ABC TV||Double Dribble (Host)|
|2013||Comedy Channel||Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House - 6 part series (Host)|
|2013||Network TEN||This Week Live (Co-Host)|
|2013||Network TEN||Melbourne Internatinoal Comedy Festival Gala (Stand up spot)|
|2013||ABC TV||Tractor Monkeys (Panel Guest)|
|2013||ABC TV||Agony of Life (Interview Guest)|
|2012-13||Network TEN||The Project (Metro Whip)|
|2011-13||Network TEN||The Project (Regular Guest and Guest Co-Host)|
|2012||Network TEN||Melbourne Internatinoal Comedy Festival Gala (Stand up spot)|
|2012||Network TEN||The Circle (Fortnightly guest)|
|2012||ABC TV||Agony Uncles (Guest)|
|2010-11||Network TEN||The 7PM Project (Regular Guest and Guest Co-Host)|
|2010-11||Network TEN||Good News Week (Guest)|
|2011||Network TEN||The Circle (Guest Co- Host)|
|2011||ABC TV||Spicks and Specks (Guest)|
|2011||The Comedy Channel||You Have Been Watching (Guest)|
|2011||ABC TV||Agony Uncles (Guest)|
|2011||ABC TV||The Trophy Room (Guest)|
|2010||Channel Seven||The White Room (Regular Panelist)|
|2010||Network TEN||The Circle (Guest)|
|2009||Network TEN||Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation (Guest)|
|2008 - 09||Channel 31||Studio A (Host)|
|2008||Network TEN||Rove (Stand Up Spot)|
|2008||Network TEN||Good News Week (Guest)|
|2007||Comedy Channel||Stand Up Australia (Stand Up Spot)|
|2006||Network TEN||Good Morning Australia|
|2016||Fox FM||Breakfast with Fifi, Dave and Fev (Co-Host)|
|2014-15||Fox FM||Breakfast with Fifi and Dave (Co-Host)|
|2013||2Day FM||Weekend Breakfast with Sophie and Dave (Co-Host)|
|2012-13||Today Network (National)||Mamma Mia Today – Daily show (co-host)|
|2011-12||Fox FM Melbourne||Breakfast Show (Regular fill in co-host)|
|2009 - 10||NOVA 96.9 Brisbane||Breakfast Show (Fill in co-host)|
|2010||NOVA – National||Saturday Morning Show (Solo Host)|
|2009||NOVA – National||Summer Breakfast Show (Co-Host with Dylan Lewis and Sophie Monk)|
|2009||NOVA 100 Melbourne||Sunday Night Show (Host)|
|2008||NOVA 100 Melbourne||Breakfast Show (Guest)|
|2007-08||RRR||The Pinch (Declan Fay & Chris Kennett)|
|2011||Madman Entertainment||A Different Type of Normal (stand-up DVD)|
|2013-16||Upper Middle Bogan (Troy)||ABC TV|
|2015||Now Add Honey (Detective Andrew Smith)||Feature Film|
|2012||House Husbands||Channel 9|
|2008||Bed of Roses- Ep 1&3||ABC|
|2007||Comedy Inc Series V||Crackerjack Prod’s /Channel 9|
|2013||GQ Comedian of the Year||Winner|
|2009||Studio A, “Program Of The Year”, Host||Winner|
|2007||“Best New Comer” MICF||Nominee|
|2006||“Campus Comedian of the Year” (TREV Awards)||Winner|
|2005||“Angling For a Laugh”||Winner|
|2005||“Search For Funny Bone”||Winner|
|2005||“Green Faces”||Second Place|
Dave is a sought after voice over talent having voiced commercials for organisations such as Holden, The Defence Force, Delfin, Nandos, Hungry Jacks, Noodle Box, Holden, AMP and many more, including live show advertisements for Danny Bhoy, Josh Thomas and Wil Anderson.
Jetstar, Australia Post, Cancer Council Australia, Hawthorn Football Club, Mazda Australia, Melbourne University, Telstra Communications, WAFM & Spirit FM Western Australia, Win TV, VCFL, Vesta Wind Systems and many more.
Just For Laughs Sydney Opera House 2016
Snow Capped Comedy 2016
Underbelly Festival - Hong Kong 2015
GQ Awards - Host 2014
Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge - Australian Grand Prix, 2014
Blockbuster Top 6 Campaign television advertisements and online campaign, 2012
Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal
Cape Town Comedy Festival, South Africa, 2010 & 2011
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Comedy Spot, 2010 & 2011
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Audience Warm Up - Various television shows for Channel 7 and Network Ten.
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Last updated: September 2016