DAVE THORNTON

DAVE THORNTON

With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on TV, radio and stage.

“He’s razor sharp and very funny”. Inpress

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on TV, radio and stage.

“He’s razor sharp and very funny”. Inpress

Dave showed another side by acting in an ongoing role in ABC’s Bed of Roses, which aired in 2008, and was a regular performer on Comedy Inc. - The Late Shift 2007.  His stand-up comedy has been televised on Good Morning Australia (Network TEN) and the Melbourne Cup special on Stand-up Australia (The Comedy Channel). Most recently he performed stand-up comedy on Rove (Channel 10).
Dave also performs nationally in numerous comedy venues, at corporate events and universities. It was the latter that won him Campus Comedian of the Year at the 2006 Tertiary Recreation Entertainment of Victoria (TREV) awards.

“A quick and self deprecating wit…an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life” The Age

His solo debut performance in at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ for his show Euromission. With this year’s comedy festival show, Info, Dave then toured with the MICF Roadshow to numerous places in Northern Territory, Queensland and Singapore.

Dave has worked with such comedians as Adam Hills, Dave O’Doherty (IRE), Tripod, Dave Hughes and many, many more.

Presently he is hosting ‘Studio A’ a live chat show on Channel 31 produced by Ged Wood (Spicks and Specks).

He is a Sagittarian who enjoys long walks in the park and getting caught in the rain.
 
If you are after a Standup or Corporate Comedian, Look no further.

Television (Acting)
2008
Bed of Roses- Ep 1&3
Shannon Atherton
ABC
2007
Comedy Inc Series V
Recurring
Crackerjack Prod’s
/Channel 9
Television
2008
Studio A
Himself
Channel 31
2008
Rove
Himself
Network TEN
2008
Good News Week
Himself
Network TEN
2007
Stand Up Australia
Himself
Foxtel
2006
Good Morning Australia
Himself
Network TEN

Radio
2008
NOVA 100
Breakfast Show
Nova 100
2007-08
The Pinch
(Declan Fay & Chris Kennett)
RRR

Live Shows
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

Corporate
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.

Awards
2007
“Best New Comer” MICF - Nominee
2006
“Campus Comedian of the Year” - Winner
(TREV Awards)
2005
“Angling For a Laugh” - Winner
2005
“Search For Funny Bone” - Winner
2005
“Green Faces” - Second Place
 

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