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Described by Time Out Magazine as "the love child of simple plan and tenacious d" Dave Eastgate is one of the hottest young musical stand-up comedians in the Australia
Indisputably Australian comedy’s most dazzling new talent, 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 as diplomatic attaché 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 perform as a roaming minstrel at Universal Studios Japan. Immersed in the language and the culture of Japan, Dave spent 5 years performing his own characters and music in fluent Japanese. During this time Dave also toured as a singer and guitar player with local bands, performed Japanese stand-up comedy and made several television and radio appearances… IN FLUENT JAPANESE!!!
After a short stint street performing and doing stand up 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”. Eastgate has since developed a solid reputation for being one of the best live comedy acts in the country with sell-out seasons at the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals in ‘09/’10.
Dave’s TV audience warm-up credits include Big Brother, Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Australia’s Got Talent and X-Factor and boasts corporate clients such as McDonald’s, P&O, Jim Beam Global, Microsoft Australia, Virgin Mobile (UK), Irun Bru (UK) and The Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club.
Roles on the Emmy Award winning HBO comedy series, “My Life on the D-List”, AFI winning ABC comedy series “Review With Myles Barlow” and Logie Award winning Channel 9 drama, “Sea Patrol” as well as the 2008 feature film, “Crooked Business” have followed not to mention TV commercials for Foxtel, Subway, Canadian Club, XXXX Gold and Acer Computers.
2010 August Dave performed at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform with Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Brendon Burns.
'Dave Eastgate is versatile and inventive, achieving tremendous characterisation. His performance is warm, engaging and brilliantly hilarious!” ~ Jeremy Zimmerman- Zimmerman Casting
“…a consummate actor…” The Courier Mail
“dazzlingly inventive… stunningly nuanced and unbelievably elastic… has the audience gasping for air between deep belly laughs with his signature blend of stand-up comedy, live music parodies and film… an undisputed hit… He is one of those rare talents that can succeed on delivery alone…” Time Off Magazine
“High energy musical comedy at its best…The Lovechild of Jack Black and Kevin Bloody Wilson… Very funny!” Ian “Dicko” Dickson, Australian Idol Judge