Whether it's appearing as a TV presenter, utilising his polished interviewing skills and humour as a corporate MC, or performing a hilarious 30 minute set of stand-up comedy, Des delivers a top notch comedy performance every time.
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.