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 a weekly panel member in the first season of Channel 7's The White Room in 2010. His stand-up has been televised on Good Morning Australia, Rove (Network Ten), and the Melbourne Cup special of Stand-up Australia.
He hosted the first three 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, he has been a regular panel member and covered various stories for 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'; he has returned to the Comedy Festival each year since, with 'Info', 'Never Sweat', 'A Different Type of Normal' and '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'; he returned the following year with 'A Different Type of Normal', the DVD of which has just been released on DVD.
Dave's success and sell-out shows also saw him invited to the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in 2010, as well as wrapping up his international touring for the year at the Nando's Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa.
Client Comments for Dave Thornton
Dave Thornton travels from Victoria Australia
- We decided to ask Dave to be the main entertainment at our recent Corporate Christmas Party. This is our most significant event on the annual social calendar and included a mixed crowd of over 100 staff and associates. So it goes without saying that our expectations were high - and Dave did not disappoint. Dave interacts well with his audience, relates to all types and is just a down right funny bloke. I'd love to have him back for next year's Christmas do. Thanks Dave
- A quick and self deprecating wit... an engaging comic with a truly Australian take on life.
- He's razor sharp and very funny.
"Emma was a great help. She took our brief, understood what we were looking to achieve and suggested a range of speakers that was hard to select only one option from. She was always available when needed and made sure that all arrangements were in place once we selected our speaker. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Emma and/or Saxton again (and in fact a number of colleagues are dealing with Saxton for current and ongoing needs)."
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