Dave Thornton

“Slick, funny…devastatingly effective”
- Chortle (UK)

Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy.

Dave’s TV credentials include hosting a series Channel 9’s 20 to 1, appearances ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Agony Uncles, Network Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem and regular appearances as a co-host on The Project.

He’s even tried his hand at acting, appearing in Channel Nine’s House Husbands and ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan. If there’s catering, Dave will be there.

Dave spent four years co-hosting Fox FM’s breakfast radio show alongside his good friend Fifi Box which he decided to wrap up in 2017.

In 2018, Dave hosted the first series of AFL quiz show The Beep Test on Fox Footy, a format developed by fellow comedian Michael Chamberlin, which returned for a second season in 2019

Dave toured Australia in 2019 with his brand-new hour long show Lean Into It selling out around the country securing a reputation as one of our country’s funniest.

 

  • Live Shows
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Recordings
  • Television (Acting)
  • Awards
  • Corporate
  • Other Notable Work

2019 – Lean Into It – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2018 – So What Now? – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2017 – Onwards and Upwards – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival,
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2016 – So On And So Forth – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival

2015 – Spit and Polish – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe
Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2014 – Tall and Pointy – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – return season

2013 – Tall and Pointy – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane 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

2018-19 – Fox Footy: The Beep Test (Host)

2011-19 – Network Ten:  The Project (Regular Guest and Guest Co-Host)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand Up)

2019 – Network Ten: Show Me The Movie! (Guest)

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

2018 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)

2017 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Co-Host)

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

2017 – ABC TV: Sideliners (Regular Panellist)

2017 – Network TEN: All Star Family Feud – Comedians vs Comedians (Contestant)

2016 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Stand Up Series (Stand Up)

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

2016 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Interview Guest)

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 International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand up spot)

2013  – ABC TV:  Tractor Monkeys (Panel guest)

2013  – ABC TV:  The Agony of Life (Interview guest)

2012-13 – Network TEN: The Project (Metro Whip)

2012 – Network TEN: Melbourne International 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

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 – 2DayFM: Weekend Breakfast With Sophie and Dave (Co-Host)

2012-13 – Today Network: (National) Mamma Mia Today –Daily show (co-host)

2011-13 – 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)

2018 – Channel Nine: True Story with Hamish and Andy (Guest Role)

2014-16 – ABC TV: Upper Middle Bogan(Troy)

2015 – Feature Film: Now Add Honey(Detective Andrew Smith)

2013 – ABC TV: Upper Middle Bogan(Troy)

2012 – Channel 9: House Husbands

2008 – ABC: Bed of Roses- Ep 1&3

2007 – Crackerjack/Channel 9: Prod’s Comedy Inc Series V

2013: GQ Comedian of the Year Winner

2009: Studio A, “Program Of The Year”, Host Winner

2007: “Best Newcomer” 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

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.