Hughes stands up and hits the road
After 11 years of a heavy television schedule, mixed with a morning breakfast radio program and the occasional stand-up gig, Dave Hughes is happy to return to the stage full-time.
Hughes left popular Channel 10 program The Project this year after being one of its founding fathers and last year decided he’d had enough of Nova FM breakfast radio where he and friend Kate Langbroek had one of the highest rating programs.
Now Hughes is back to stand-up comedy, travelling internationally and doing a national tour later this year.
“Over the 12 years of breakfast radio and TV I did at least one stand-up gig a week and sometimes more, ” he said.
“I always kept my hand in (stand-up), but I’m loving doing it five to six nights a week.
“There has been a lot of TV in my life since the Glass House in 2001. What I am enjoying this year is not being in the same routine, weekends I can be anywhere in Australia instead of that same studio at Channel 10.”
Hughes has also become a family man in the last few years, with his wife Holly Ife and himself having three children (Rafferty David, Sadie May and Tess Clementine).
“I love it (being a father), it’s good fun and the kids are just a joy, ” he said.
“Having said that I spend half my time on stage whinging about them. But like I say to people about to have a child, just forget the term spare time because that is gone.
“They are so much fun, they’re happy kids and we have a laugh in between the tears.”
Dave Hughes will perform at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on October 10. For tickets go to www.bunburyentertainment.com or call the Box Office on 1300 661 272.
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