Dave Callan

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Dave Callan

Easily the hairiest comedian in Australia, Dave Callan is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and performer.

After two successful seasons as a writer and performer on Rove [Live], Dave Callan is loving his return to his stand-up comedy origins. Originally from Ireland then Perth, Dave tours nationwide annually as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. International audiences have also been treated to his constantly surprising take on life, with Dave performing throughout South East Asia.

Dave’s five very successful solo seasons in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival continue to receive popular and critical acclaim.  His first show, Shithouse received complaints that “it didn’t live up to its name” (The Age) and last years Wonderful World was awarded the peer voted “˜Wood of Joy – Chip off the old Block’ award. Dave also had an extremely successful debut season this year in the Adelaide Fringe Festival with Hairy.

Recently, Dave was selected to perform at Australia’s inaugural benefit night Rediculous for Red Nose Day, rivalling the UK’s hugely popular Comic Relief.  A two week season at the Sydney Opera House is keeping Dave busy before continuing his assault on audiences nationwide.