If variety is indeed the spice of the life then Des Dowling’s career is a vindaloo of life threatening intensity.
He spent the early years of his career as a news and current affairs reporter for the ABC, Channel 7 and Channel 9.
Des decided making people laugh rather than making them cry was a far more noble way to earn a living.
In the twelve years since he’s carved out a career as a top line comedian, headlining at Australia’s premier comedy clubs and performing his own sold out comedy/sketch show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Combining his comedic and television skills he; worked for two years writing and directing sketches for the hugely successful AFL Footy Show; wrote and directed three half hour documentaries for Arena Television’s “Day In The Life Series”; and has worked as a writer/producer on numerous shows including World’s Greatest Commercials (Ch 7) , Great Escapes (Ch 7) and Wide World of Sports (Ch9).
His major project for 2008 has been writing and directing Ch 10’s new comedy mockumentary series “Mark Loves Sharon” which was nominated for a Logie as best comedy.
When he’s not behind the camera Des is in front of it, working as a presenter on Ch 7’s Coxy’s Big Break and Ch 9’s Talk To The Animals.