Like most comedians, David began his professional life as a financial analyst.

After 10 years in the stockbroking and oil industries, he decided to get serious about his career and he set up Laughing Matters in 1994. Before entering the workforce, David completed one of the least spectacular Commerce Degrees in the history of the University of Melbourne.

Corporate Hoaxes

Some recent Hoaxes David has performed include:

• Client: IBM Character: Communications Expert
• Client: MLC Character: ASIC Compliance Officer
• Client: Fosters Group Character: Leadership Consultant
• Client: Queensland EPA Character: Team Building Expert
• Client: Victoria Water Board Character: Auditor General Department Officer

TV Writing and Columns

David was a comedy writer for the Seven Network's AFI-nominated sketch comedy show Big Bite (2003), and the comedy/variety program Hamish & Andy (2004).

He was also the writer for Channel Seven's World's Craziest Videos.

He also wrote for FoxTel's FoxFooty shows Living With Footballers and children's flagship program Auskick'n Around (2004).

Together with Jo Gill, he was also commissioned to write a short animated piece for SBS Independent TV.

He is a former columnist for CCH's Australian Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and has been commissioned to write numerous poems and video scripts for clients including The Campaign Palace, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Infosentials, Campbell Howie Productions, Republic Films, Toyota and VicRoads.

Stand Up

Venues at which David has performed stand up comedy include: The Espy, The Star & Garter, The Comics Lounge, The Armadale, Dan O'Connell Hotel, Silvers Nightclub, Chapel Off Chapel, and Club Odeon at the Crown Casino.

Improv Comedy

David has performed in the 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons of Theatresports, and appeared in Impro Jim Jams at the Melbourne Town Hall (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2001).

Alongside Jo Gill, he has performed improv comedy for the Collingwood, Adelaide, and Richmond Football Clubs as well as Mayne Health, IMA, Grey Advertising and the Fosters Group. He has provided improvised mayhem as a 'Waiter From Hell' for Puma, Atlas Steel, ASIC, Monash University and Pioneer Electronics.

Melbourne International Comedy Festivals

In his 2002 hit one man show 'Marathon Man' David posed the question 'Can a fat man run a marathon?' In 2003 his sellout performance ''Man With The Golden Run' he told the world what happened when he tried. (And he has the footage to prove it.)

Before that, David and Jo wrote and featured in the Comedy Festival shows: AAA Aardvark Advertising (Chapel Off Chapel, 1999) Chewy On Your Boot! (Chapel Off Chapel, 2000) In Detention (Chapel Off Chapel, 2001) (and performed in) Impro Jim Jams (Melbourne Town Hall, 2001).

Videos

David has featured in DVDs and videos for JeansWest, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Pillsbury Australia, Infosentials, The Campaign Palace, DuPont (CD Rom), VicRoads, Amcor and Walt Disney.

TV Appearances and Radio

David has appeared in On The Street for thecomedychannel, and Footy Focus, Optus Vision.

He also made a memorable cameo on Channel Seven's Hamish & Andy in a brilliantly titled segment 'Toupee or not Toupee?'

David has been heard on Radio SEN, 774 ABC, JJJ and RRR and Joy FM.

Alongside Jo Gill he also featured on the 3AK breakfast show with a regular comedy spot (2002).

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