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 12 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 is now in its fourth season.

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.

The Masked Singer will be returning in 2020.

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

2018-20 – Network Ten: Hughesy, We Have A Problem (Host)

2020 – Stan: Lockdown Comedy Festival (Host, Ep 1)

2020 – 10 Play: Drunk History Australia (Cameo)

2019 – ABC TV: The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (Drump History segment)

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 – 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)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

2020 – HIT Network: Drive with Hughesy and Ed

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)

2020 – Ridiculous – Solo Show 
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

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.

You can download a full list of Live Show credits below

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.