One of Melbourne's most popular live comics, Dave O’Neil is probably best known through his work on the 'Hughesy, Kate and Dave' breakfast show on Melbourne radio station NOVA 100. Dave has now joined the Vega 91.5fm breakfast team with popular comedians Shaun Micallef and Denise Scott.
In his fifteen years on the Australian comedy scene, Dave has worked extensively in radio, television, film, print media and on the live circuit.
As well as writing and performing shows in eleven Melbourne Comedy Festivals he has appeared at the Comedy Club, Last Laugh, the Comedy Store in Sydney and the Sit Down Comedy club in Brisbane . His 2005 Comedy Festival show House Proud received great reviews.
Dave has appeared on ABC's Spicks and Specks, Channel 10's The Panel and 's Brainiest Comedian, Channel 9's Bert's Family Feud and Foxtel's Stand Up . He was also part of Channel 9's 2005 World Comedy Tour and Channel 10's Comedy Festival Gala. In 2003 Dave guest hosted The Panel and appeared regularly on ABC TV's The Fat. Dave has also performed in one of the Good News Week Debates and in 1999 he appeared on the infamous Mick Molloy Show and O'Loughlin (ABC TV).
In 2002, he had a lead role alongside Eric Bana and Stephen Curry in Bill Bennett's feature film The Nugget and 2003 saw the release of Takeaway a full length comedy feature co-written, co-produced and starring Dave in a cameo as Mal the Butcher! Dave also co-wrote and played Akela the Scout Leader in the feature film You and your stupid mate which was released in 2005.
Dave has also appeared on Channel 9's Hey Hey it's Saturday, Midday, Good News Week and Hessie's Shed. He has written for many TV shows including Full Frontal, Jimeoin and Micallef.
His first book Unfit For Life was published by Lothian books and he has also released two children's books Raised by Frank and Lies your Parents tell you.
Dave is without doubt one of the most popular and versatile performers in the country.