Dave Hughes

About Dave Hughes

As one of the biggest names in Australian comedy, Hughesy is a household name. At the end of 2013 he threw in the towel on The Project and his breakfast radio show, returning full-time to his first love – stand up. Dave then spent 2014 on the road, performing more than 200 full length shows across Australia and around the world with shows in Montreal, London and Edinburgh, bringing his family along for much of the tour.

The TBS Ten…with Dave Hughes

This TBS Ten features everyone’s favourite Aussie, Dave Hughes, where we find out why he doesn’t feel guilty about re-gifting and why Tony Abbott intrigues him…


TBS: What do you think the key factor is in you ending up where you are today career-wise?

Dave: I think it’s just discovering what I wanted to do, discovering what I was good at in life.


TBS: Who do you consider the most intriguing public figure to watch at the moment?

Dave: Tony Abbott for his ability to apparently still be popular.


TBS: What is the worst way for a person to try and get your attention on social media?

Dave: I would like to say abusing me but that’s not true, that would be lying. Probably trying to tell me how funny someone else is, or recommending someone else’s comedy.


TBS: If you could determine the exact influence you have on a young person, what do you hope she or he would gain from observing you?

Dave: That life is silly and just don’t take it seriously.


TBS: What advice would you give a 15 year old Dave Hughes?

Dave: Again, life is silly, just don’t take it seriously Dave.


TBS: Tell us something NO-ONE knows about you…until now…

Dave: The problem is knowing something that no one knows, because I’m so willing to share my secrets. I actually do subscribe to many online services, but then can’t use any of them because I always forget my passwords.


TBS: What is your favourite pretentious word to say? Mine is dichotomy, in unrelated situations.

Dave: It’s probably not pretentious but I use the phrase “as a team” a lot on my radio show. “As a team we need to be better.” People claim I am having a go at them. It’s not pretentious, but it’s my most-used phrase.


TBS: What is the one gift you pretty much always will re-gift.

Dave: Any alcohol because I haven’t had a drink in 20 years and I don’t feel bad about it because they obviously haven’t put an ounce of thought into what I am actually into.


TBS: What is your favourite inspirational quote or person, as cliche as it may be? 

Dave: I love inspirational quotes, I am a bandit for them. I used to have inspirational quotes on the wall of my share house back when I was on the dole, and my flatmates used to mock me. They are still on the dole. The quote I try to remember is “Life can be ridiculous”.


TBS: What can fans expect from your PUMPED shows?

Dave: Hopefully lots of laughs, and I would like to think I am in good form. And a good night out with someone where they listen to stories where they go “Yeah. Yeah, I relate to that guy.”

Upcoming shows:

Venue: Wrest Point
Address: 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
Date: Sat 20 June
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Prices: $44.90

Bookings: tixtas.com.au or 1300 795 257

Venue: The Cube
Address: 20-22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
Dates: Sat 1 August
Time: 8pm
Ticket Prices: Full $40, Members $35

Bookings thecube.net.au

More upcoming shows with Dave – click here.

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