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.
Dave made the decision last year that 2014 would be the year he would spend on stage with a microphone, plying his trade as a stand up. To make space he had to make some difficult decisions. In December he and Kate Langbroek ended their Nova 100 breakfast radio show with a show at the iconic Athenaeum Theatre. They ended on top of the ratings and on top of their game. Soon after Dave wrapped up 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, the iconic and much loved AFL Footy show that Dave had co-hosted since 2003.
Now with a clean slate Dave is hitting the road and getting back on stage with a brand new show, Pointless. This is Dave’s first national tour in more than a decade and he’s planning to stretch his legs with seasons in every capital city and shows in pretty much any town with a stage and a PA. Dave will also be playing London’s West End in August.
“[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