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Dave Thornton

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 hosting Channel 9’s 20 to 1,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 Boganand most recently . Pretty much any gig where there's catering, Dave will be there.

In 2017, Dave toured the country with a brand new stand up show Onwards and Upwards and returned to Fox FM Breakfast for his forth year, alongside Fifi Box, Brendan Fevola and Byron Cooke. 

Dave Thornton

Stand Up Comedian / Presenter

 

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 Onwards and Upwards 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. Dave hosted the first three years of the Just For Laughs Stand Up Series during the Australian leg of the festival which also 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.

In 2014 Dave landed one of the most sought after breakfast radio slots in the country, Melbourne’s Fox FM brekkie.

 

In 2017, Dave took over as host of Channel 9’s 20 to 1 alongside Erin Molan. He continues to host Fox FM breakfast alongside his good friends Fifi Box, Brendan Fevola and Byron Cooke, which is currently the number one FM breakfast show in Melbourne.

 

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

 

 

Live Shows

2017 Onwards and Upwards - Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
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

 

Television

2017 Channel Nine
2017 ABC TV Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Stand Up)
2011-17 Network Ten The Project (Regular Guest and Guest Co-Host)
2017 ABC TV Sideliners
2016 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs Stand Up Series (Stand Up)
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)
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)
2009 SBS ADbc (Guest)
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

 

Radio

2017 Fox FM Breakfast with Fifi, Dave, Fev and Byron (Co-Host)
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)

 

Recordings

2011 Madman Entertainment A Different Type of Normal (stand-up DVD)

 

Television(Acting)

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

 

Awards

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

 

Voice Over

 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.

 

Corporate

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.

 

Other Notable Work 

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: August 2017