Daniel Townes & Dave Eastgate
International Australian comedian Daniel Townes first hit the Sydney comedy scene with his laid-back and conversational stand-up style in 2003, and quickly made his mark as one of the country’s best live acts.
Since then, he’s performed at the prestigious invite-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won over audiences worldwide with his laconic and disarming delivery: headlining and hosting at comedy clubs throughout Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, and the UAE.
Daniel is a regular at comedy, fringe, and music festivals, and has performed a new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every year since 2005. He’s also had numerous successful seasons at Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe. He’s toured with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow since 2007, and hosted the Hong Kong and Singapore tours in 2013.
“A must see.”
“More gags per minute than any other comedian”
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.