Dave Hughes

“Dave Hughes is a comedy institution in this town. And it’s easy to see why.”
- Herald Sun 4.5 stars

 

Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughesy’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy.

For 1 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne’s Nova breakfast team and for 5 years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 10 years on Ten’s AFL show Before the Game.

While he never left stand-up behind, in late 2013 Dave shocked Australia by announcing that he would be giving up his radio and television jobs to go back to his roots touring a brand-new stand up show for an entire year. That show, Pointless sold over 60,000 tickets and went to every corner of Australia as well as overseas to LA, Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre in London’s west end.

In 2015 Dave returned to the airwaves with long time co-host Kate Langbroek, this time in the drive slot on the Hit Network.

Dave’s television show Hughesy We Have a Problem, where Australians can have their problems solved by Hughesy and his expert panel of problem solvers, premiered on Network Ten in early 2018 to rave reviews and big audiences. Its first season was extended by the network not long after its debut due to popular demand and his second season broadcast in early 2019.

Dave is one of the judges for the first season of Network Ten’s smash hit, The Masked Singer, alongside Lindsay Lohan, Dannii Minogue and Jackie O, where this crack unit of musical detectives watch 12 celebrities take the stage beneath bizarre disguises and try to unearth who is behind the mask.

Both Hughesy We Have A Problem and The Masked Singer will be returning in 2020.

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Awards
  • Recordings
  • Books
  • Corporate

2019 – Network Ten: The Masked Singer (Judge)

2019 – Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)

2018-19 – Network Ten: Hughesy, We Have A Problem (Host)

2018 – ABC TV: Tomorrow Tonight (Panellist)

2018 – Channel Nine: The 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand-up/Opening)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)

2017 – Network Ten: CRAM (Guest Panellist)

2017 – Network Ten: All Star Family Feud – Hughes’s v Langbroek’s

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)

2017 – Channel Nine: The 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand-Up/Opening)

2017 – ABC ME: Stand & Deliver (Comedy Spot – For Kids)

2015-17 – Channel Nine: The Footy Show (Regular/panellist)

2014-17 – Network Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Regular Guest)

2016 – Channel Nine: Hughes The Boss (Feature)

2016 – Channel Nine: Postcards (Guest)

2016 – Channel Nine: The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand-up)

2016 – Channel Nine: Australia’s Got Talent (Host)

2016 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand up)

2016 – Comedy Channel: Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Big Three-Oh!  (Stand-up)

2015-16 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (Stand up)

2015 – ABC TV: Stop Laughing This Is Serious (Interview guest)

2015 – Channel Nine: The 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand-up/Opening)

2015 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand-up)

2014-15 – ABC TV: Media Circus (Guest)

2014 – ABC TV: Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (Interview Guest)

2014 – Channel 7:  Just for Laughs Special (Guest)

2014 – Network Ten: The Project (Weekly crosses)

2014 – ABC TV: Spicks and Specks (Guest – 3 episodes)

2014 – Comedy Channel: Best of the Sydney Comedy Festival (Foxtel) (stand up)

2014 – Nine Network: 2014 TV Week Logies (Presenter)

2014 – ABC TV: Q&A (Guest)

2014 – Network TEN: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up)

2011-2013 – Network TEN: The Project (co-host)

2004-2013 – Network TEN: Before The Game (Core Cast Member + Writer)

2013 – Network Ten:  A League Of Their Own (Guest)

2013 – Network TEN: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Host)

2012 – Network TEN: Scumbus telemovie (Cameo)

2009-11 – Network TEN: The 7pm Project (co-host)

2011 – ABC TV: Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (guest)

2011 – Network TEN: The 7PM Project – Royal Wedding Special (co-host)

2011 – Network TEN: Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Contestant)

2011 – Network TEN: Gatorade Replay (player)

2010 – Network TEN: The 7PM Project Election Special (co-host)

2010 – Network TEN: The 7PM Project – Commonwealth Games Opening Night Special

2010 – Network TEN: 2010 Brownlow Awards (co-host on Blue Carpet)

2010 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Allstars Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2010 – Network TEN: 2010 Superbowl broadcast (commentator)

2009 – Network TEN:  Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (celebrity contestant)

2009 – Channel Seven: Thank God You’re Here (contestant)

2009 – ABC TV: Spicks and Specks (contestant)

2009 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2009 – Nine Network:  2009 Logies Awards (presenter)

2009 – Network TEN: Good News Week (Panellist)

2009 – Network TEN: 2009 Superbowl broadcast (commentator)

2009 – ABC TV: Spicks and Specks (Contestant)

2007-2009 – Network TEN: ROVE (Core Cast Member)

2007-2008 – ABC TV: Spicks + Specks (contestant)

2007 – Network TEN: ROVE LIVE from Los Angeles (Core cast member)

2007 – Network TEN: Thank God You’re Here (Contestant)

2007 – Network TEN: The TAC Grand Final Breakfast (Host)

2007 – ABC TV: The Sideshow (Stand Up Spot)

2007 – Nine Network: 2007 Logies Awards (Key Presenter)

2007 – Nine Network: 20-1 (Interview)

2007 – Nine Network: The Dave Hughes Special

2001-2006 – ABC TV: The Glass House (Weekly Cast Member)

2006 – Channel V: ARIA Awards Hall of Fame (Host)

2006 – Network TEN: Australia’s Brainiest Comedian (Contestant)

2006 – Network TEN: Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)

2006 – Nine Network: Temptation – Comedian Special (Guest)

2005-2007 – Network TEN: ARIA Awards (Presenter)

2005 – Network TEN: Seriously Funny (Interview)

2005 – Network TEN: Essendon Vs Carlton (Guest Commentator Wizard Cup)

2004 – ABC TV: Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (Interview)

2004 & 2005 – Nine Network: TV Week Logie Awards (Award Presenter)

2004 – Nine Network: World Comedy Unplugged (Stand Up Appearance)

2003 – Network TEN: After The Game (Panellist with Peter Helliar)

2003 & 2005 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Host)

2002 – ABC TV: Raw Comedy Final (Host with Corinne Grant & Wil Anderson)

2001-2006 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 4)

2001 – ABC TV:  Raw Comedy National Final (Host)

2001 – Network TEN: Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)

2000-2001 – Network TEN: GNW Debate

2000-2003 – ABC TV: The Fat (Regular Panellist)

2000 – thecomedychannel: The Java Lounge (Weekly Segment)

2000 – Network TEN: Good News Week (Regular Panellist)

2000 – Nine Network: The Russell Gilbert Show (Stand Up Appearance/Special Reports)

1999-2000 – Nine Network: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 2)

1999-2001 – thecomedychannel: The Big Smooze (Various Interviews & Panel Appearances)

1999 – Seven Network: World Cup Comedy

1998 – Nine Network: Hey Hey it’s Saturday (Stand Up Appearance)

1997 – Nine Network: IMT (Stand Up Appearance)

2018-2019 – HIT Network: Drive with Hughesy and Kate

2015-2017 – KIIS and Mix FM: Drive with Hughesy and Kate

2002-2013 – NOVA 100: Breakfast with Hughesy and Kate

2001 – Triple M: Melbourne The Dave and Dave Show (Host with Dave O’Neil – Saturday Mornings)

2000 – Triple M (National): Regular Segment

1999-2000 – Triple R:  The Breakfasters (Regular Segment)

1999-2000 – Triple M: Melbourne Crud (Regular Segment)

2019 – Hairy – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Hobart Spiegeltent, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wollongong Spiegeltent, Caloundra, Noosa, Gold Coast Spiegeltent, Perth Comedy Festival, Newcastle Spiegeltent, Sutherland, Soho Theatre London, Horizon Festival Sunshine Coast

2018 – The Snorkeler – Solo Show
Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Hobart Spiegeltent, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wollongong Spiegeltent, Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival

2018 – Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show
Castle Hill, Yarraville Club, Cammeray, Windsor

2017 – Deluded – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Regional Australian tour

2016 – Sweet – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Regional Australian tour

2016 – Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show
Byron Bay Theatre

2015 – Pumped – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Geelong, Hobart, Campbelltown, Hornsby, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Ipswich, Mackay, Perth, Brisbane, Packenham, Dandenong, Darwin.

2014 – Pointless – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin, Canberra, Alice Springs, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London), Regional Australian tour to over 40 venues.

2013 – Freezer Bread – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Eatons Hill Hotel

2012 – The Comeback Tour – Solo show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre
(Sydney), Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Crown Theatre
Perth, Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre

2012 – Dave Hughes Live, Hottest Headliners
The Comic’s Lounge, Melbourne

2010 – Retro – Solo show
Melbourne International Comedy festival

2009 – Dave Hughes Is Handy – Solo Show
Enmore Theatre – Sydney Comedy Festival, Powerhouse – Brisbane Comedy Festival, Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Comedy theatre – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008 – Cranky – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2007-2008 – Hughesy Goes Bananas – Solo Show
National Tour

2007 – Dave Hughes Live! – Solo show
Walkabout, London, UK

2006-2007 – Hughesy Rides Again – Solo Show
Thebarton Theatre  – Adelaide Fringe Festival -, Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Theatre Royal – Hobart, Princess Theatre – Launceston, The Enmore Theatre –  Sydney, Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane, Civic Theatre – Newcastle, WIN Entertainment Centre – Wollongong, Regal Theatre – Perth

2006 – Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show
Victorian Regional Tour

2005 – Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show
Victorian Regional Tour

2004/05 – Tasty – Solo Show
The Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Athenaeum Theatre – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2003/2004 – High Voltage – Solo Show
The Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Octagon Theatre – Perth, The Tivoli Theatre & Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane

2003 – Massive – Solo Show
WA Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2002 – Whatever – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2001 – Full On – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For
Laughs Comedy Festival

2000 – Super Toasty Loaf – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy
Festival, Valhalla Cinema – Sydney

1999 – Lying To The Government – Solo Show
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1999 – Bone Idle – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1998 – Revolution – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1997 – Facing Reality – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1996 – Hughesy And Friends Are Lying To The Government – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2013: TV Tonight Awards, Winner: Best Sports Show or Coverage – Before The Game

2013: TV Tonight Awards, Winner: Best Light Entertainment – The Project

2013: The Project Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Light Entertainment Program

2013: Before The Game Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Sports Program

2012: The Project Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Light Entertainment Program

2012: Before The Game Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Sports Program

2011:  Before The Game Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Sports Program

2010:  Before The Game Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Sports Program

2009: Nominee for Comedian of the Year – GQ Magazine “Men of the Year” Awards

2009:  Before The Game Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Sports Program

2007: Winner of ARIA Awards for Best Comedy Release

2005: Nominated for Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show – Australian Commercial Radio Awards

2003: Award for Outstanding Radio Comedy Performance: Hughesy, Kate and Dave – Australian Comedy Awards

2003: Nominated for the Australian Commercial Radio Awards Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show

2003: Nominated for the ARIA Best Comedy Album Award for Whatever

2002: Winner of the RAWARDS Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show

2000: Nominated for the Campus Activities Victoria Best Comedy Act Award

1999: Nominated for the Stella Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Bone Idle

1999: Nominated for the Campus Activities Victoria Best Comedy Act Award

2014:  Release of Pointless through Universal Pictures

2011:  Release of Double Up Hughesy DVD double pack of Handy and Live  through Liberation/Warner Music

2009: Release of Dave Hughes is Handy through Liberation/Warner Music

2006: Release of Dave Hughes Live through Liberation/Warner Music

2006:  Release of The Best of The Glass House (2002-2006) DVD by ABC Enterprises and distributed through Roadshow Entertainment

2002: Release of Whatever released through Liberation/Warner Music

2001:  Release of the Melbourne Comedy Festival CD compilation through Rubber Music, distributed by BMG Australia

Alongside his wife, Holly Dave has written three children’s books:

2018: Scholastic Excuse Me!

2018: Scholastic Excuse Me, Santa!

2019: Scholastic How Not to Annoy Dad

Various clients including: Bakers Delight, Columbus Line, Fujitsu, the Gippsland Business Awards, Microsoft, National Australia Bank, Coles Myer, IMA Insurance, Telstra, Collingwood Football Club, Elite Sports Properties, AFL, AGL, Telstra, Australian DVD Awards, The Herald Sun, Clemengers, IMA Insurance, Harvey Norman.