A standup comedian since 1997, Adam has performed all over Australia, Britain and the USA. He began his gossip queen career as Triple J’s Mister Bitch (2002/3) and spent a decade as The Fabulous Adam Richard, part of Melbourne’s Number 1 FM breakfast team, the Matt and Jo Show on 101.9 The Fox.
In 2014 Adam became a team captain with Ella Hooper on the all-new Spicks and Specks hosted by Josh Earl on ABC TV. Adam has appeared as a guest on such embarrassing ventures as Celebrity Dog School, Celebrity Splash, Hole in the Wall (what is it with all the swimming pools?), and The Footy Show.
He has also appeared in more classy fare, like Can of Worms, Chelsea Lately, Rove and Tractor Monkeys. He is the co-writer and co-star of the 2012 ABC TV comedy series Outland, about a group of gay science fiction fans, and a producer and presenter of podcasts The Shelf (with Justin Hamilton) and The Poofcast (with Scott Brennan and Toby Sullivan, aka Talking Poofy).
Dave Eastgate has gone from stunt shows to television shows, theatre to feature film and New York Comedy Clubs to the Sydney Opera House via the Tokyo Punk Scene and the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He is an overnight sensation, 14 years in the making.
Dave’s passion for performing began as a child growing up in Papua New Guinea where his father was stationed with the Australian Defence Force. The family moved to the Gold Coast when Dave was a teenager and he began honing his talent performing characters, stunts and music in the Queensland resort town’s famous theme parks, theatre restaurants and comedy clubs from the age of 16.
In 2001 at the age of 21 Dave headed to the oriental city of Osaka to performing at Universal Studios Japan, he made several television and radio appearances performing IN FLUENT JAPANESE!!! Then after a short stint street performing in the US, Canada and the UK Dave returned to Oz in ‘06 and blitzed the scene, touring around the country and supporting a number international acts including Robin Williams who described Dave’s act as “f*#%ing beautiful.”
Dave’s has done crowd warm up for every large scale Australian TV show and boasts a long list of satisfied corporate clients. He has appeared on the Emmy Award winning HBO series, “My Life on the D-List”, AFI winning “Review With Myles Barlow” and Logie winning “Sea Patrol”, not to mention numerous TV commercials worldwide.