Joke’s on you if you arrive late to Dave Hughes’ show

DAVE Hughes is one of the most respected stand-up comedians in Australia, with a massive career that started in 1993 with his first ever stand-up gig when he was 22.

In two decades he has been part of successful comedy projects on TV - The Glass House (ABC TV) and The Project (Ten).

Hughes is coming to Byron Bay for a couple of shows this Saturday.

Australian comedian Dave Hughes.
Australian comedian Dave Hughes. Contributed

What can we expect from your 90-minute show in Byron Bay?

There will be some new material and bits and pieces from other shows. My stand-up routines just normally follow my life. I look at where I am in life and a lot of that gets on stage.

Does your wife like it?

She is very good. She realised what she was getting into when we started going out. I was an established comedian then, so she knew my act and she knew that I always use my personal life in my shows. She signed up to it pretty early on.

You also like interaction with your audiences in live shows, right?

If someone yells out, they are up for it, so there is interaction there. I also delve into the front row.

They have every right to be nervous.

And if anyone is late, they will probably cop it. I enjoy it when people come in late.

Why did you choose Byron Bay for this one-off show?

We had our honeymoon in Byron Bay in January 2007, so we have fond memories of that part of the world.

I thought I'd do a stand-up show. You guys have a beautiful little theatre there. It will be a lot of fun.

Byron Bay is a beautiful part of the world, so I'll probably go for a swim and I'll probably get sunburnt.

I'll grab a local real estate magazine and I'll look through the holiday houses that I'll contemplate to buy and then won't buy.

What's on for you in 2016?

I'll be presenting Australia's Got Talent this year. Plus I'm daily in a national radio show in all capital cities.

At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay this Saturday at 7pm (sold out) and 9pm. 

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