Portrait of Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil has been a fixture of Australian comedy for more than 20 years including appearances on Spicks and Specks and Randling.

Dave is a regular on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and has appeared on Channel 10’s The Panel, Rove Live and Channel 10’s Comedy Festival Gala. In 2012 he appeared in Adam Hill’s Gordon St Tonight and made it to the Grand Final of Andrew Denton’s show Randling.

In 2013 dave appears in Adam Zwar’s The Agony of Life on the ABC. He is also making his debut as a team captain on the new ABC TV nostalgia show Tractor Monkeys.

In 2010 Dave co-hosted the Classic Rock 91.5fm breakfast show with Dicko. Previously he performed with Chrissie Swan, and comedians Shaun Micallef and Denise Scott. He was also the Dave in NOVA’s ‘Hughsey, Kate and Dave’. He is currently heard doing fill-ins on ABC 774.

As well as writing and performing shows in eleven Melbourne Comedy Festivals Dave has appeared at the Comedy Club, Last Laugh, the Comedy Store in Sydney and the Sit Down Comedy club in Brisbane.

Dave had a lead role alongside Eric Bana and Stephen Curry in Bill Bennett’s feature film The Nugget and in Takeaway, a full-length comedy feature co-written, co-produced and starring Dave in a cameo as Mal the Butcher. Dave also co-wrote and played Akela the Scout Leader in the feature film You and Your Stupid Mate which was released in 2005. He has also written for many TV shows including Full Frontal, Jimeoin and Micallef.

Dave’s first book Unfit For Life was published by Lothian books and Dave has also released two children’s books Raised by Frank and Lies Your Parents Tell You. In 2007 he released his latest book Everything Tastes Better Crumbed – and other BIG statements from Dave O’Neil.