Dave Thornton


Comedy, Hosts/MC's

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 has been a guest on Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation a regular guest on Good News Week and he was seen on your screens in 2010 as a weekly panel member in the first season of Channel 7’s The White Room.  His stand-up has been televised on Good Morning Australia (Network Ten), the Melbourne Cup special of Stand-up Australia (The Comedy Channel), and Rove (Network Ten).

He 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.  More recently, you would have seen him covering various stories and as a regular panel member on The 7PM Project, which has seen him interview the likes of Anne Hathaway, Owen Wilson, Jake Gyllenhall and Andy Murray.

His solo debut performance in 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, with Info, Never Sweat, A Different Type of Normal and in 2011 with I Wanna Be Bruce Lee.

Following the success of these seasons, 2009 also saw him in his debut performance at the Edinburgh Fringe with Allow Me To Introduce Myself where he returned in 2010 with A Different Type of Normal.

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 and wrapping up his international touring for the year at the Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa.

If he hasn’t been busy enough, his 2010 solo show, A Different Type of Normal has also just been released on DVD.

Dave is a Sagittarian who enjoys long walks in the park and getting caught in the rain.

TELEVISION

2010 - 11: Network TEN The 7PM Project (Regular Guest)
2010 - 11: Network TEN Good News Week (Guest)
2011: ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Guest)
2011: The Comedy Channe, You Have Been Watching (Guest)
2011: ABC TV Agony Uncles (Guest)
2011: ABC TV Trophy Room (Guest)
2010: Channel Seven The White Room (Regular Panelist)
2009: Network TEN Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation (Guest)
2008 – 09: Channel 31 Studio A (Host)
2009: SBS ADBC (Guest)
2008: Network TEN Rove (Stand Up Spot)
2008: Network TEN Good News Week (Guest)
2007: Comedy Channel Stand Up Australia (Stand Up Spot)
2006: Network TEN Good Morning Australia

TELEVISION (acting)

2008: Bed of Roses – Ep 1 & 3, ABC
2007: Comedy Inc Series 5 - Crackerjack Prod's/Channel 9

RADIO

2009 – 10: NOVA 96.9 Brisbane, Breakfast Show (Fill in co-host)
2009: NOVA 100 Melbourne - Summer Breakfast Show (Co-Host with Dylan Lewis and Sophie Monk)
2009: NOVA 100 Melbourne - Sunday Night Show (Host)
2008: NOVA 100 Melbourne - Breakfast Show (Guest)
2007 – 08: RRR The Pinch (Declan Fay & Chris Kennett)

VOICE OVER

Nandos, Hungry Jacks, Noodle Box, AMP and many more, including live show advertisements for Danny Bhoy and Wil Anderson.

RECORDINGS

2011: Madman Entertainment - A Different Type of Normal (Stand-up DVD)

LIVE SHOWS

2011: I Wanna be Bruce Lee Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2010: A Different Type Of Normal Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2009: Allow Me To Introduce Myself Solo Show - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2009: Never Sweat Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008: Info Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2007: Euromission Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006: What… Me Worry? Solo Show - Melbourne Fringe Festival
2006: Eyecandy Four-man show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005: The No Underpants Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

AWARDS

2009: Studio A, “Program Of The Year” Host Winner
2007: Best New Comer” MICF Nominee
2006: Campus Comedian of the Year (TREV Awards) Winner
2005: Angling For a Laugh Winner
2005: Search For Funny Bone Winner
2005: Green Faces Second Place

CORPORATE

Australia Post, Cancer Council Australia, Hawthorn Football Club,Mazda Australia, Melbourne University, Telstra Communications, WAFM & Spirit FM Western Australia, Win TV, VCFL, Vesta Wind Systems and many more.

TESTIMONIALS

“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