Dave O’Neil

Dave O’Neil

Dave O’Neil has been in the business of comedy for over 20 years and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand-up comics, having performed at 16 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and at dozens of comedy clubs nationally.

On screen you will have seen Dave as Team Captain in the ABC TV comedy quiz show Tractor Monkeys, as well as dishing out life advice in The Agony of the Mind, The Agony of Life, The Agony of Modern Manners, Can of Worms, plus messing about on Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight and Good News Week. He is probably most well-known for the honour of being the guest with the most appearances (over 50) on ABC TV’s ever-popular Spicks & Specks.

As well as his stand up and television career, Dave is a skilled radio broadcaster, and has been a part of successful teams on Nova 100 (with Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes), Vega 91.5/Classic Rock FM (with Sean Micallef, Denise Scott, Chrissie Swan and Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson), and most recently on ABC Radio Melbourne.

He has written several books, including his latest The Summer of ’82, and Everything Tastes Better Crumbed… and other BIG Statements. Dave has written and acted in films (including starring alongside Eric Bana in The Nugget) and contributed to numerous sketch comedy shows.

Dave’s observational humour and genuine humility have also made him a much sought-after MC and corporate entertainer.

“An atmosphere some comedians would kill to be able to generate, sitting in Dave O’Neil’s audience is genuinely to feel like you’ve stumbled into a relaxed conversation among friends… there’s an engaging affability… unprepossessingly good-spirited fun.” Chortle

“One of our most accomplished stand-ups” – The Age

“Dave was sensational. His material was great, he was witty, engaging and had everyone roaring with laughter.” – Louise Hinsley, National Marketing Manager, PFD Food Services

“In true Aussie style, he comes across as a laidback friend… the difference is he’s so clever he can handle any topic and gets away with everything.” – Giulia Baggio, Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Dave O’Neil

Television

SPICKS & SPECKS REUNION SPECIAL
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2018
DAVE (Pilot)
Writer / Producer / Role: Dave. Dir: Ben Plazzer, The Comedy Cartel 2018
HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM (Series 2)
Script Consultant / Guest. Screentime 2018
HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM (Series 1)
Script Consultant / Guest. Screentime 2018
HACTRESSES
Role: Tommy McFarlane. Dir: Ben Plazzer, Ruby Entertainment 2017
COMEDY UP LATE (Series 2-4)
Guest. Dir: Various, ABC2 2014-2016
ALL STAR FAMILY FEUD
Team Captain. FremantleMedia Australia 2016
HOW NOT TO BEHAVE
Guest. Dir: Craig Anderson & Kate Douglas-Walker, Screentime 2015
DARREN & BROSE
Guest. Dir: Darren Chau & Dean Irwin, La Trobe Media Group 2015
ABOUT TONIGHT
Guest. Dir: Phoebe O’Brien & Shane Dunlop, C31 Melbourne & Geelong 2015
AGONY (TV Documentary Series)
Guest. Dir: Adam Zwar, ABC TV 2012-2015
COMEDIANS IN BARS DRINKING BEER
Guest. Dir: Ben Plazzer, The Comedy Cartel 2015
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 1-8)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2005-2014
FANCY BOY
Guest. Dir: John Campbell, Checkpoint Media 2014
COMMUNITY KITCHEN (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Shane Dunlop, Dunlopedia Productions 2014
UTOPIA (Series 1)
Role: Nathan. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2014
TRACTOR MONKEYS (Series 1 & 2)
Team Captain. Dir: Mark FitzGerald, ABC TV 2013
ADAM HILLS TONIGHT (Series 1-3)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2011-2013
CAN OF WORMS (Series 1-3)
Guest. Dir: Various, Watercooler Media 2011-2013
RANDLING
Guest. Dir: Mark FitzGerald, Zapruder’s Other Films 2012
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2012
GOOD NEWS WEEK (Series 9 & 10)
Guest. Dir: Martin Coombes, GNW TV Productions 2010-2011
YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING
Guest. Dir: Randall Churchill, Southern Star Endemol 2011
STATESMEN OF COMEDY
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, McGuire Media 2011
SLEUTH 101
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Hoodlum Entertainment 2010
THE NATION
Guest. Dir: Adrian Dellevergin, Molloy Boy Productions 2007
REAL STORIES
Guest. Dir: Tim Bartley, Network TEN 2006
AUSTRALIA’S BRAINIEST KID
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Crackerjack Productions 2006
DANCING WITH THE STARS (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Randall Churchill, Freehand 2006
ROVE LIVE (Series 1, 4 & 6)
Guest. Network TEN 2000-2005
LET LOOSE LIVE
Role: Various Characters. Dir: Ted Emery, 7 Network 2005
THE PANEL (Series 5 & 6)
Guest. Network TEN 2002-2003
MICALLEF TONIGHT
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, 2003
PIZZA (Series 3)
Role: Referee. Dir: Paul Fenech, Antichocko Productions 2003
THE SECRET LIFE OF ‘THE SECRET LIFE OF US’ (TV Documentary)
Guest. Dir: James Armstrong, 2002
THE FAT (Series 1, 2 & 4)
Guest. Dir: Damian Davis, ABC TV 2000-2002
STINGERS (Series 5)
Role: Brendan West. Dir: David Cameron, Beyond Simpson le Mesurier 2002
THE BIG SCHMOOZE (Series 1 & 2)
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots, Artist Services 2000-2001
THE MICALLEF PROGRAM (Series 3)
Guest. Dir: Ted Emery, ABC TV 2001
INTRODUCING GARY PETTY
Role: Ponna. Dir: Matt Cameron, The Comedy Channel 2000
THE MICK MOLLOY SHOW
Guest. Dir: Adrian Dellevergin & Bob Franklin, Nine Network 1999
THE LOFT LIVE (Series 6)
Guest Comedian. Channel 31 1999
O’LOGHLIN ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Guest Comedian. ABC TV 1999
HESSIE’S SHED
Guest. Dir: Bruce Permezel, 1999
THE RUSSELL GILBERT SHOW
Role: Russell’s Brother David. Dir: Peter Ots, Nine Network 1998
THE MICALLEF PROGRAM (Series 1)
Role: Writer Mike Crawley. Dir: Ted Emery, ABC TV 1998
HEADLINERS
Host. The Comedy Channel 1997
ERIC
Role: Various CharactersDir: Kevin Carlin, 7 Network 1997
FULL FRONTAL (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Ted Emery, 7 Network 1996
SOMETHING HOT BEFORE BED
Guest. ABC TV 1995
JIMEOIN
Role: Various Characters. Dir: Various, 7 Network 1994

 

Film

UBER X-CITING DAY
Himself. Dir: Michael Jones & Jackson Tozer, 2016
RICKY! THE MOVIE
Himself. Dir: Liam Firmager, Palstar 2010
LESS ADOLESCENT
Role: Scout Leader. Dir: Lee Galea, Indie Melbourne Productions 2009
YOU AND YOUR STUPID MATE
Co-Writer / Associate Producer / Role: Akela. Dir: Marc Gracie, Mondayitis Productions 2005
TAKE AWAY
Co-Writer / Associate Producer / Role: Mal the Butcher. Dir: Marc Gracie, Macquarie Film Corporation 2003
GURU WAYNE
Role: End Devotee. Dir: Letitia McQuade, 2002
THE NUGGET
Role: Sue. Dir: Bill Bennett, AFFC 2002

 

Radio

NYE NATIONAL BROADCAST
Host. ABC Radio 2016
BREAKFAST
Fill-In Host. ABC Radio Melbourne 2016
AFTERNOONS
Fill-In Host. ABC 774 2015
TOMMY & MESHEL BREAKFAST SHOW
Regular Guest. Nova FM Melbourne 2015
NOW I’LL HAVE TO KILL YOU
Co-Host. ABC national radio 2013 – 2014
AFTERNOONS & EVENINGS
Fill-In Host. ABC 774 2013 – 2014
LINDY BURNS SHOW
Regular Guest. ABC 774 2011-2012
BREAKFAST & AFTERNOONS
Fill-In Host. ABC 774 2011-2012
DICKO & DAVE BREAKFAST SHOW
Co-Host. Vega 91.5FM Melbourne 2010
DICKO, DAVE & CHRISSIE BREAKFAST SHOW
Co-Host. Vega 91.5FM Melbourne 2008-2009
DAVE & DENISE WITH SHAUN MICALLEF BREAKFAST SHOW
Co-Host. Vega 91.5FM Melbourne 2006-2007
HUGHSEY, KATE & DAVE BREAKFAST SHOW
Co-Host. Nova FM Melbourne 2001-2006

 

Writing (Film & Television)

DAVE (Pilot)
Dir: Ben Plazzer, The Comedy Cartel 201
SQUINTERS (Series 1)
Dir: Amanda Brotchie & Kate McCartney, Jungle FTV 2018
YOU’RE SKITTING ME (Series 3)
Dir: Kacie Anning & David Swann, CJZ 2016
OPEN SLATHER
Dir: Natalie Bailey & Steve Saussey, The Comedy Channel 2015
THIS IS LITTLETON
Dir: Amanda Brotchie, ABC TV 2014
NEWSTOPIA
Dir: Kevin Carlin & Jon Olb, SBS 2007
LET LOOSE LIVE
Dir: Ted Emery, 7 Network 2005
YOU AND YOUR STUPID MATE
Dir: Marc Gracie, Mondayitis Productions 2005
TAKE AWAY
Dir: Marc Gracie, Macquarie Film Corporation 2003
THE BIG SCHMOOZE (Series 1 & 2)
Dir: Peter Ots, The Comedy Channel 2000-2001
THE MICALLEF PROGRAM (Series 1 & 2)
Dir: Ted Emery, ABC TV 1998-1999
THE MICK MOLLOY SHOW
Dir: Adrian Dellevergin & Bob Franklin, Nine Network 1999
TOTALLY FULL FRONTAL (Series 1 & 2)
Dir: Various, Network TEN 1998-1999
GET A LIFE
The Comedy Channel 1997
THE ERIC BANA SHOW LIVE
Dir: Jon Olb, Artist Services 1997
ERIC
Dir: Kevin Carlin, 7 Network 1997
FULL FRONTAL (Series 1-5)
Dir: Various, 7 Network 1993-1997
EAT MY SHORTS
Dir: Mark Hanlin, Foster Gracie 1995
JIMEOIN
Dir: Various, 7 Network 1994-1995

 

Writing (Books & Columns)

THE SUMMER OF ’82
Nero 2016
THE AGE
The Age 2008-2016
HERALD SUN
Herald Sun 2008-2009
EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER CRUMBED – AND OTHER BIG STATEMENTS FROM DAVE O’NEIL
Hardie Grant 2007
THE AGE
The Age 2006
LIES YOUR PARENTS TELL YOU
2002
RAISED BY FRANK
2002
UNFIT FOR LIFE
2000

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