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- Info:Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy.
DAVE THORNTON – AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN AND TV HOST
Dave Thornton landed a role in Channel Nine’s hot new drama House Husbands and could be seen on your TV screen each Wednesday night on Network Ten’s This Week Live alongside Meshel Laurie, Tom Gleeson and Tommy Little.
2014 sees Dave Thornton embark on a new journey as co-host of Melbourne’s Fox FM breakfast show alongside good friend and radio veteran Fifi Box.
With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on TV, radio and stage.
Dave hosted the first 3 seasons of Channel 31’s Studio A in Victoria seeing the show through to win ‘Best Live Show’ and ‘Most Outstanding Program of The Year’ at the 2009 Channel 31 Antenna Awards.
Since then he has been a guest on Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation a regular guest on Good News Week, was a regular on The Circle has been seen on two Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’s, as well as being a guest on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, Agony Uncles and Agony of Life. You also could have seen him covering various stories for The Project, which has seen him interview the likes of Anne Hathaway, Owen Wilson, Jake Gyllenhall and Andy Murray.
His solo debut performance at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ for his show Euromission and he has returned to the Comedy Festival each year since.
Following the success of these seasons, 2009 also saw his debut performance at the Edinburgh Fringe with Allow Me To Introduce Myself. Dave’s success and sell-out shows also saw him invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in 2010, before heading over for his second season at the Edinburgh Fringe with A Different Type of Normal and wrapping up his international touring for the year at the Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa where he again performed in 2011. In 2013, Dave’s most recent solo show, Tall and Pointy, was a smash hit on the Australian comedy festival circuit.
If this wasn’t enough, Dave is quite the actor, appearing on our small screens landing roles in shows such as Channel 9’s smash hit House Husbands and more recently in ABC TV’s Upper Middle Bogan.
In 2013 you also would have seen him each Wednesday night alongside Tom Gleeson, Meshel Laurie and Tommy Little as co-host of Network Ten’s This Week Live.
Dave is not a stranger to radio with fill in and guest spots on shows all over the country spanning years, but in August 2012 he landed a national slot on the Today Network alongside Em Rusciano hosting Mammamia Today. Wrapping this show up in June 2013, Dave then saw out the year with national Weekend Breakfast with Sophie and Dave on the network with Sophie Monk.
2014 is set to be his biggest year yet landing one of the most sought after breakfast radio slots in the country, Melbourne’s Fox FM brekkie which he is co-hosting with his good friend Fifi Box.
Dave is a Sagittarian who enjoys long walks in the park and getting caught in the rain.
“don’t miss this” ★★★★★ Scotsman
“He’s razor sharp and very funny”. Inpress
“A quick and self deprecating wit…an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life” The Age