David Woodhead was born and raised in Darwin, where he started performing stand-up at the ripe old age of 16 years old. He’s 21 now, and in that short amount of time David has accomplished quite a bit in the world of comedy.
David was a national finalist in the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy competition in 2016. He was then chosen by the Festival to perform as part of Comedy Zone in 2019, a handpicked selection of Australia’s best up and comers.
He is also part of the brilliant ABC TV sketch comedy series Black Comedy, both as a member of the writing team and feature cast. He has also been a contributing writer on ABC TV’s Get Krackin’ and guest appeared on ABC Comedy’s Fresh Blood pilot Be Your Own Boss and SBS Viceland program The Feed. Dave has also been writing for the indigenous kids’ series Thalu for the ABC and NITV.
David is now making his name on the airwaves – For NAIDOC Week 2019, Dave co-hosted the national Triple J Breakfast show with Steph Tisdell and was soon regularly filling in on Middawns and Weekend Lunch.
In 2020, David will be the new host of Weekday Lunch on Triple J. He will also be touring a brand-new comedy festival show around Australia.
David Woodhead is rising star of Australian comedy, and you can bet you’ll be seeing a lot more of him around.