For more than twenty years Des Dowling has been one of Australia’s leading corporate comedians.
His world class comedy routines and seamless audience interaction has endeared him to clients around Australia and overseas.
Whether its 50 people or 500, as an MC, Des can make sure your event runs smoothly from start to finish.
With extensive experience in TV and radio he can also facilitate conferences, interviews and Q & A sessions.
Des has written and appeared in many TV shows including Channel 10’s, Kinne and ABC TV’s cult comedy Agony Uncles.
His live shows have included sold out performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Des Dowling's first paying job after leaving school was as a rouse about in a shearing shed. It may sound quintessentially Australian but it was also very physical work, something Des was committed to avoiding wherever possible. A journalism cadetship on a regional daily newspaper seemed a far more civilised profession and was the stepping stone to stints with ABC TV in Hobart and Channels 9 and 7 in Melbourne. While working as a reporter in commercial current affairs Des decided making people laugh was a far better way to make a living than making them cry.
In late 1997 a lifelong itch was finally scratched when he made his stand-up comedy debut in dimly lit pub in inner Melbourne. In the years since he's criss-crossed the country firmly establishing himself on the top shelf of the Australian comedy scene there have been numerous TV and radio appearances, including a two year stint on commercial breakfast radio in Melbourne, and several years as an intrepid reporter on Channel 9's Talk To The Animals.
Other highlights include a Logie nomination for Channel 10 comedy series Mark Loves Sharon which he directed and co-wrote and sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.