DAVE THORNTON - AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN
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 showed another side by acting in an ongoing role in ABC's Bed of Roses, which aired in 2008, and was a regular performer on Comedy Inc. - The Late Shift 2007. His stand-up comedy has been televised on Good Morning Australia (Network Ten) and the Melbourne Cup special on Stand-up Australia (The Comedy Channel). Most recently he performed Stand-up comedy on Rove (Channel 10).
Dave also performs nationally in numerous comedy venues, at corporate events and universities. It was the latter that won him Campus Comedian of the Year at the 2006 Tertiary Recreation Entertainment of Victoria (TREV) awards.
His solo debut performance in at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival garnered a nomination for 'Best Newcomer' for his show Euromission. With this year's Comedy Festival show Info Dave then toured with the MICF Roadshow to numerous places in Northern Territory, Queensland and Singapore.
Dave has worked with such comedians as Adam Hills, Dave O'Doherty (IRE), Tripod, Dave Hughes and many, many more.
Presently he is hosting a 'Studio A' a live chat show on Channel 31 produced by Ged Wood (Spicks and Specks).
He is a Sagittarian who enjoys long walks in the park and getting caught in the rain.
"He's razor sharp and very funny".
"A quick and self deprecating wit...an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life"
2008 Bed of Roses- Ep 1 & 3 Shannon Atherton ABC
2007 Comedy Inc Series V Recurring Crackerjack Productions CH9
2008 Rove Himself Channel 10
2008 Good News Week Himself Channel 10
2007 Stand Up Australia Himself Foxtel
2006 Good Morning Australia Himself Channel 10
2008 NOVA FM Himself Hughesy Kate and Dave
2007-08 RRR Himself The Pinch
(Declan Fay & Chris Kennett)
2008 "Info" Solo Show Melbourne Int. Com. Festival
2007 "Euromission" Solo Show Melbourne Int. Com. Festival
2006 "What… Me Worry?" Solo Show Melbourne Fringe Festival
2006 "Eyecandy" Four-man show Melbourne Int. Com. Festival
2005 "The No Underpants show"
Two-Man Show Melbourne Int. Com. Festival
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
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