Dave Thornton – Lean Into It

Dave Thornton seems to have his shit together.

He recently became a dad to daughter number two, has a mortgage on a home in Brunswick and managed to nab a job hosting the quiz show The Beep Test on Fox Footy.

Dave is in that late 30-something haze where he now drinks black coffee, red wine and knows what a quarterly BAS statement is. An age where his Simpsons and Seinfeld references are being understood by less people and he still thinks he can play recreational sport despite making involuntary moans of pain for the next three days. A time of life where you have none, thanks to work, kids, bullshit house prices and the gut feeling that the world’s on fire and Trump’s at the wheel.

Dave is a phenomenal stand-up comedian. He’s whip-smart, can riff off any given topic at the drop of a mic and his timing is bang on, making him a force to be reckoned with on any stage in Australia.

Espresso shot? Check. Beer or wine? Either’s fine. Clean shirt? Ah it’s close enough.

Thorno is good to go. Don’t miss this comedy festival favourite back on stage, doing what he was born to do.

“A quick and self-deprecating wit.” The Age

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Show dates

March 28, 2019 to April 21, 2019

Tuesdays - Thursdays 7pm, Fridays 9.45pm, Sundays 6pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Max Watt's (Melbourne Town Hall, Lower Town Hall on Fridays)

$25 – $36

May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Saturday 7pm, Sunday 6pm

Sydney Comedy Festival

The Comedy Store

$32 – $35