Dave O’Neil

Dave O’Neil

Dave O’Neil has been in the business of comedy for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand-up comics, having performed at 20 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.

Dave has appeared on numerous Australian television shows including Hughesy, We Have A Problem, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, The Yearly, Agony, Utopia, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, The Panel and The Fat. He is probably most well-known for the honour of being the guest with the most appearances (over 60!) on ABC TV’s ever-popular Spicks & Specks. Most recently, Dave appeared on Kitty Flanagan’s ABC sitcom Fisk playing Bob Stanley, the inept lawyer, and performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Allstars Gala which was broadcast on ABC TV.

As well as his stand up and television career, Dave is a skilled radio broadcaster. He was part of the top-rating Hughesy, Kate and Dave breakfast show on Nova 100 and a regular fill-in host and guest on ABC Radio. Dave currently appears every Friday morning on Chrissie, Sam and Browny, and a frequent guest on the Triple M show Molloy. In 2017 Dave launched his podcast The Debrief with Dave O’Neil – each episode, Dave drives a comedian home from a gig and discusses comedy and their career. Dave is also the co-host of podcasts Somehow Related with Glenn Robbins, and The Junkees with Kitty Flanagan.

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

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 (Series 11)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2021
THE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT ALLSTARS SUPERSHOW
Stand Up. ABC TV 2021
FISK
Role: Bob Stanley. Dir: Kitty Flanagan & Tom Peterson, Porchlight Films 2021
SPICKS & SPECKS (90s Special)
GuestDir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2020
HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM (Series 4)
Script Consultant / Guest. Screentime 2019
CELEBRITY NAME GAME
Guest. Fremantle Media Australia Pty Limited 2019
HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM (Series 3)
Script Consultant / Guest. Screentime 2019
HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?
Guest. Working Dog 2019
SHOW ME THE MOVIE!
Guest. Blink TV Australia 2019
THE YEARLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING
Guest. Half Hour News Hour Pty Ltd 2018
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

NOVA FM – Fill-In Host, Chrissie, Sam & Browny 2016-Current
TRIPLE M – Regular Guest, Molloy (National Drive Show) 2021
TRIPLE M – Regular Guest, Kennedy Molloy (National Drive Show) 2018-2020
ABC RADIO – Host, NYE National Broadcast 2016
ABC 774 – Fill-In Host, Afternoons 2015
NOVA FM – Regular Guest, Tommy & Meshel Breakfast Show 2015
ABC RADIO NATIONAL – Co-Host, Now I’ll Have To Kill You 2013-2014
ABC 774 – Fill-In Host, Afternoons & Evenings 2013-2014
ABC 774 – Regular Guest, Lindy Burns Show 2011-2012
ABC 774 – Fill-In Host, Breakfast & Afternoons 2011-2012
VEGA 91.5FM – Dicko & Dave Breakfast Show 2010
VEGA 91.5FM – Dicko, Dave & Chrissie Breakfast Show 2008-2009
VEGA 91.5FM – Dave & Denise with Shaun Micallef Breakfast Show 2006-2007
NOVA FM – Hughesy, Kate & Dave Breakfast Show 2001-2006

 

Writing (Film & Television)

SQUINTERS (Series 2)
Dir: Various, Jungle Entertainment 2019
DAVE (Pilot)
Dir: Ben Plazzer, The Comedy Cartel 2018
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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