Dave Thornton is like the modern day Elvis Presley, irresistibly handsome and extremely talented. Hailing from Victoria, Dave got a degree in Art and Design at the Gordon Institute of TAFE before moving to Melbourne. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 2002 from RAW comedy. Since then things started to look up for Dave; and he soon established himself as one of Australia’s favorite comedians. He now performs to sell-out crowds at all major venues nationally and internationally. When not on-stage, Dave can be seen playing basketball or simply strolling in the rain.
An innate flair for comedy coupled with an acute sense of humor has allowed Dave to develop into a startling prodigy. He has received standing ovations throughout the world from Edinburgh to Singapore and New York. Being a young stand-up artist, Dave adds freshness and originality to the comedy scene in Australia. His work stands out from the rest in terms of content, style, and delivery, which is why his shows are always a breath of fresh air. Dave has not restricted himself to stand-up only; he is an accomplished TV presenter, actor, radio jockey, voice-over artist, and corporate comedian. This boy-next-door is highly sought-after, so contact us now to coordinate regarding his availability before it is too late!
Dave is the typical Australian! He fashions humor by narrating how a regular Aussie takes on the uplifts and hassles of everyday life. Dave takes frequent pot shots at famous socialites and even his own audience while he is performing. So brace yourself for mock questions and non-offensive remarks at any instant during the show. Some of the people who have fallen prey to Dave’s razor-sharp wit are Steve Jobs (late), Prince Williams and surprisingly, his own father. Long story short, he is relentless and unstoppable when it comes to making people laugh. Traces of black and blue comedy are also evident in Dave’s acts.
Dave often mocks himself for his flaws and incomplete goals in life. He practices the art of self-depreciation with immense skill, leaving the audience gasping for air in between roars of laughter. Dave treats his audience in a relaxed and interactive manner. His friendly attitude has enabled him to gather an army of fans throughout the world.
In 2005, Dave bagged the honorable ‘Angling for a Laugh’ and ‘Search for Funny Bone’ awards. The year 2006 saw him winning ‘Campus Comedian of the Year’ at TREV Awards. Dave was nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Since 2007, Dave consistently performed at the MICF each year and debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009.
He has also executed comedy on television shows like ‘Standup Australia’, ‘Rove’ and ‘Good Morning Australia’. Some of his prominent comedy shows are ‘Eurasian’, ‘Never Sweat’, and ‘Allow Me to Introduce Myself’. In 2013, Dave received the admirable GQ ‘Comedian of the Year Award’. Some of his corporate clients including Mazda, Jet star, and Australia Post highly recommend Dave and speak very fondly of him. Rove Daily states that “Dave Thornton is one of Australia’s most exciting young stand-up comics”.