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Des Dowling

Travels from: Victoria

A professional print journalist turned successful comedian 

Categories: Comedians, MCs & Hosts

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Des started his professional life as a print journalist before becoming a successful comedian, also working for more than 10 years as a TV news reporter for the ABC, Channel Nine and Channel Seven and of course radio expert.

Seeking an escape from the harsh glare of commercial television, Des quickly found himself back in the thick of it as Sam Newman's writer and segment producer on Melbourne's Logie-winning 'The Footy Show' for the Nine Network. His unique comedy is the sum of his experiences, from wide-eyed farm boy to jaded journo with something in between for people of all ages and backgrounds.

He marked his arrival on the national stage with a place in the Australian final of the Triple J Raw Comedy competition in 1998 and aside from his presenting and hosting work, has appeared regularly on television and radio as a stand-up. He also wrote and produced his own sell-out one-man show 'Not The Good Scissors' for the 2001 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

After working as the weekend host for Melbourne's 3AW afternoon show, Des was for two years the anchor/presenter for Mix FM's 'Breakfast with Loz, Michelle & Des'.

He is currently an on-screen presenter and reporter on Channel 7's popular travel program 'Coxy's Big Break' and Channel 9's 'Talk to the Animals'. He also works extensively as a corporate entertainer as MC or feature entertainer.

Des Dowling is meticulous, intelligent and very funny. He is an asset to any event as both a host and a stand-up comic.


In all cases we received great feedback on Des's performances. He was required to entertain people with his "stand up", routines, interview a cross range of people on stage and "think on his feet" when events don't go quite to plan. Given the work that we do, Des is also required to tell our story in a way that captures people's attention and encourages them to become involved. In all respects Des does a superb job – he makes people laugh, is spontaneous & witty and can be serious when required. In summary, the perfect MC / Entertainer.

Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda

Des Dowling - MCs & Hosts

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