Bryan Dawe

Master of satire and humour.


Bryan Dawe is one of Australia’s finest political satirists. He has enjoyed a long, successful career writing and performing on national radio, television and film.

Current experience:

Best-known for his work with John Clarke on the ABC’s 7.30 Report where they prick the balloons of the nation’s alleged political leaders. Bryan was also a cast member and writer of the critically acclaimed and highly successful spoof of the Sydney Olympics, the ABC TV series The Games.

His film credits include the Australia hit comedy The Castle, The Honorable Wally Norman, and Paul Cox’s Lust and Revenge.

For many years, Bryan has been writing and performing two much loved satirical characters on ABC Radio: Sir Murray Rivers QC and Roly Parks with his Letter from Kalangadoo.

Another facet of his many talents include his luminous, avante-garde photography. His first exhibition, ‘Imperfect Illusions’ was held in Melbourne in 2005 and was followed in Sydney and Canberra in 2006. His current touring exhibition ‘Interval’ was shown at Monash Gallery of Art at Wheelers Hill in Victoria in February and has shown in Canberra and Sydney very recently.

As Chair and co-founder of Common Fate, Bryan is a very public supporter and promoter of the work of senior indigenous leader, Pat Dodson.

Bryan’s sharp wit and observation together with his flexibility and unique performances make him a popular addition to any corporate event.

His obvious talent lends itself to MC, facilitator, hypothetical moderator, conference speaker and after dinner entertainer.


Talking Points
Election 2007 - Rivers on the campaign trail
War Diaries of a Political Satirist