Dave Hughes Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Salary, Net Worth, Radio, Comedy

Dave Hughes Biography

Dave Hughes is a stand-up comedian, and television and radio host from Sydney, Australia. Hughes hosts Hughesy, Ed & Erin on 2DayFM with Ed Kavalee and Erin Molan, and is a guesser on Network 10’s The Masked Singer Australia with Jackie O, Urzila Carlson, and Dannii Minogue.


How old is Dave Hughes? – Age

He is 51 years old as of 26 November 2021. He was born in 1970 in Warrnambool, Australia. His real name is David William Hughes.

Dave Hughes Parents – Education

He was born to Carmel Hughes and Des Hughes. He briefly studied information technology at Swinburne University in Melbourne and then accounting at Deakin University in Warrnambool after graduating from the all-boys Christian Brothers’ College in Warrnambool in 1988, where he was dux of the school, before dropping out to pursue a career in comedy.

Dave Hughes Wife – Children

He married Holly Ife, who is a reporter with the Herald Sun. The couple married on 31 December 2006. They have three children; Tess Hughes, Sadie Hughes, and Rafferty Hughes.

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Dave Hughes Radio

Hughes joined comedians Kate Langbroek and Dave O’Neil to co-host Hughesy, Kate & Dave, a weekday breakfast show on Melbourne’s Nova 100, from 6 am to 9 am. He previously worked for the Triple M network of active rock radio stations in Australia. Later, Dave O’Neil departed the station to work for Vega 91.5.

Australian Radio Network announced in November 2014 that the show would resurface in the drivetime slot on its KIIS Network of stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, replacing Rosso on Drive on KIIS 106.5 and Mix 101.1, and local announcers on 97.3 FM and Mix 102.3. Matty Acton, a former announcer for 90.9 Sea FM and 2DayFM, began hosting the show on January 27, 2015.

On November 24, 2016, a week before its final episode, the show was withdrawn from the KIIS Network. Hughes and Langbroek were unable to say their goodbyes to the audience. Hughes and Kate Langbroek, who will replace Hamish and Andy on the Hit Network in 2018, were confirmed by Southern Cross Austereo in September 2017. Kate Langbroek and her family relocated to Bologna, Italy in January 2019, and Langbroek continued to host the show until June. Kate will file reports for the show for the rest of the year, it was revealed in August 2019. Until December, Ed Kavalee stepped in as co-host.

Kate Langbroek resigned from the show in December 2019, announcing that she would stay in Italy longer. From January 2020, Ed Kavalee will take her position, and the show will be titled Hughesy & Ed. The show will also air from 5 to 7 p.m., according to the announcement.

Hughes, Ed Kavalee, and Erin Molan will take over as hosts of The 2Day FM Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed, and Erin Molan starting Monday, January 18 2021, according to Southern Cross Austereo. At 6 p.m., the Hit Network will broadcast a one-hour highlights package.

Dave Hughes Comedy

Hughes spent seven years after graduating from university looking for work as a stand-up comedian, working in a slaughterhouse, as a bricklayer’s laborer, and as a store assistant. After dreaming of becoming a comedian since he was a child, his first comedy gig came at the age of 22 while working as a laborer in Perth, and he decided, “I’m going to have a crack.” When he first took the stage, he admits that he was “simply terrible,” but after three tries over six months, he developed confidence and went on to become a main performer. At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he is a regular performer. Dave Hughes: Whatever) and some of his shows have been published on CD and DVD (Dave Hughes, Live, Dave Hughes – Handy and David Hughes – Pointless).

Dave Hughes Salary

He earns an annual salary of $AUD 1.65-million.

Dave Hughes Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $AUD 10-million.