There is no bigger name in Australian comedy than Hughesy. A natural and unmistakably Australian comic whose laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen.
There is no bigger name in Australian comedy than Hughesy.
A natural and unmistakably Australian comic whose laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen.
It was at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 1999 that Hughesy was forced to move from a tiny upstairs city bar into a 300-seat room at the Melbourne Town Hall. Word had started to spread about this impossibly laid back guy from Warrnambool.
Since 1999, Hughesy has become one of the biggest and most loved names in Australian stand-up comedy.
Honest and imperfect is how Australians like their comedy and Dave Hughes delivers exactly that in spades.
In 2013, Dave shocked Australia by announcing he would be giving up his radio and television jobs to go back to his roots and touring a brand new stand up show for an entire year.
He and Kate Langbroek ended their Nova 100 breakfast show after 12 years with a live show at the iconic Athenaeum Theatre and soon after, he wrapped him his gig as co-host of Network Ten’s The Project after almost 5 years on the desk.
2013 also saw the final series of Before The Game, Network Ten’s iconic and much loved AFL Footy show that Dave had co-hosted since 2003.
Dave toured his show Pointless to almost every corner of Australia to over 60,000 people 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 friend Kate Langbroek for a national drive show across KIIS and Mix FM, and Australia were stoked to have Hughesy and Kate back.
He also joined the team at Channel Nine’s The Footy Show performing a mix of stand-up and his team sprays, which have become infamous in the AFL community.
In 2016, Hughesy has been touring the country with his brand new stand up show Sweet and he was selected to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in both Montreal and at the Sydney Opera House.
Alongside that, he continues his national drive radio show Hughesy and Kate; he regularly joins the panel on The Footy Show; and because that is obviously not enough, he hosted Australia’s Got Talent – the most successful entertainment format in the world today, for Channel 9.
“[a] laconic comic genius”Herald Sun
“...one hilarious dude... 70 minutes of relentlessly entertaining sarcasm and self-deprecation”The Age
“Hughes has become one of the most appealing, and most powerful, comics around.”Sydney Morning Herald
“Dave Hughes is one of the funniest men in a city that has produced many of Australia’s funniest people.”Sunday Telegraph, Sydney
"Dave Hughes' wide crooked teeth smile and casual ocker charm kept the crowd howling like drains"Mikey Cahill, Herald Sun