Des Dowling

Successful comedian and media personality.


Des started his professional life as a print journalist before becoming a successful comedian, also working for more than 10 years as a TV news reporter for the ABC, Channel Nine and Channel Seven.

Des Dowling is meticulous, intelligent and very funny. He is an asset to any event as both a host and a stand up comic.

Current work

He is currently an on-screen presenter and reporter on Channel 7’s popular travel program Coxy’s Big Break and Channel 9’s Talk to the Animals. He also works extensively as a corporate entertainer as MC or feature entertainer.

Previous experience

The Footy Show: Seeking an escape from the harsh glare of commercial television, Des quickly found himself back in the thick of it as Sam Newman’s writer and segment producer on Melbourne’s Logie-winning The Footy Show for the Nine Network. His unique comedy is the sum of his experiences, from wide-eyed farm boy to jaded journo with something in between for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Radio: He marked his arrival on the national stage with a place in the Australian final of the Triple J Raw Comedy competition in 1998 and aside from his presenting and hosting work, has appeared regularly on television and radio as a standup. He also wrote and produced his own sell-out one-man show “Not The Good Scissors” for the 2001 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

After working as the weekend host for Melbourne’s 3AW afternoon show, Des was for two years the anchor/presenter for Mix FM’s “Breakfast with Loz, Michelle & Des”.