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Dave O'Neil Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Dave O'Neil


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Dave O’Neil has been in comedy for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand up comics, having performed at over 20 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.

He's appeared on Australian TV shows including Hughesy, We Have A Problem, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, The Yearly, Agony, Utopia, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, The Panel and The Fat. He is probably most well-known for the honour of being the guest with the most appearances on ABC TV’s ever-popular Spicks & Specks. Dave recently appeared on Kitty Flanagan’s ABC sitcom Fisk playing Bob Stanley, the inept lawyer.

As well as his stand up and television career, Dave is a skilled radio broadcaster and was part of the top-rating Hughesy, Kate and Dave breakfast show for over 4 years on Nova 100, and a regular fill-in host and guest on Chrissie, Sam and Browny, also on Nova 100.

In 2017 Dave launched his podcast The Debrief with Dave O’Neil – each episode, Dave drives a comedian home from a gig and discusses comedy and their career. Dave is also the co-host of podcasts Somehow Related with Glenn Robbins, and The Junkees with Kitty Flanagan.

Dave has written several books, including his latest The Summer of ’82, and Everything Tastes Better Crumbed… and other BIG Statements. He has written and performed in films (including starring alongside Eric Bana in The Nugget) and contributed to numerous comedy shows including Squinters, The Micallef Programme and Full Frontal.  Dave’s observational humour and genuine humility have also made him a much sought-after MC.


An atmosphere some comedians would kill to be able to generate, sitting in Dave O’Neil’s audience is genuinely to feel like you’ve stumbled into a relaxed conversation among friends… there’s an engaging affability… unprepossessingly good-spirited fun.


Dave was sensational. His material was great, he was witty, engaging and had everyone roaring with laughter.

PFD Food Services

In true Aussie style, he comes across as a laidback friend… the difference is he’s so clever he can handle any topic and gets away with everything.

Australian Council Of Trade Unions

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