Unmistakably Australian, Dave Hughes is one of the fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines delivered in his classic laconic style, Hughesy owns the stage. Often referred to as “a typical Aussie Bloke”, he is actually an unusual success story. From working class roots, the university drop-out and former abattoir worker has risen to become one of Australia’s most popular and successful stand-up comedians.
Having dominated comedy clubs and stages for decades across the country, Dave’s comedy career has expanded into television and radio. He currently co-hosts the hugely popular radio show The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin on the HIT Network. He is a judge on the Network Ten’s The Masked Singer, wherein his incredible wardrobe, dad dancing and absolutely bonkers guesses have been highlights of this unique, runaway hit show.
Dave appears regularly on all your favourite Aussie tv programs including The Hundred on Channel Nine, Celebrity Gogglebox, and Would I Lie To You? Australia both on Network Ten. Dave’s tv show Hughesy We Have a Problem, premiered on Network Ten in early 2018 to rave reviews and big audiences and ran for five consecutive seasons.
Dave is also one of the judges for Network Ten’s smash hit, The Masked Singer. Hughesy’s incredible wardrobe, dad dancing and absolutely bonkers guesses have been highlights of all three seasons so far. In 2022, Hughesy brought us a brand-new live show called Trending, which he performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. Hughesy’s passion for his craft has never waned, and that’s why you will still find him any night of the week jumping up at comedy clubs big and small across the country.