Dave Warneke is an award nominated (losing) comedian, podcaster and producer from Melbourne. Over the last decade he has toured his comedy shows to dozens of comedy, fringe, music, film, arts and writer’s festivals across Australia - including the last twelve Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. He has appeared in guest roles on the ABC shows The Librarians and Upper Middle Bogan and on Channel Nine's True Story with Hamish & Andy.
In 2015, Dave launched the fact based comedy podcast Do Go On, a weekly show that he co-hosts with Jess Perkins and Matt Stewart. Each episode sees the trio take it in turns to research a topic suggested by a listener and report back to the class. With millions of downloads to their names the show has become one of Australia's most popular comedy podcasts, and has sold out live shows across Australia, the UK, Ireland and Asia. In 2020 they were nominated for an AACTA award.
In 2018, Dave was able to launch a spin-off podcast called Book Cheat - basically a book club podcast where he’s read the classic so you don’t have to. Book Cheat has also racked up over two million downloads and hosted live shows across Australia and the UK.
Dave previously worked for six years as a comedy producer on Network Ten's comedy/news program The Project, where he worked with comedians Peter Helliar, Tommy Little, Susie Youssef, Rove and Dave Thornton.
Despite his physique, Dave is also a world class connoisseur of pies. He has eaten pies across five continents and been crowned "Brumby's Gourmet Pie Guy." You can follow his pie based exploits on his Instagram devoted exclusively to pies.
And there you have it… That’s me. I mean Dave. Oh ok, you caught me... I admit I wrote this myself. How arrogant am I?
Dave Warneke, August 31, 2022