The return of the good ol’ days

The World has changed and we all need to adapt. I think we need to laugh more, to stay sane. I’m lucky, because I lost my mind many years ago. So if you’re having a small church service with less than 50 people? Let’s chat. It’s important to have the right MC at your functions. To run it on time, and to make it fun. I facilitate conferences and consult on awards evenings. Since 1997 Comedy has been really good to me. I’ve done TV campaigns, road shows, product launches, International golf days, comedy festivals and conferences. I started out hosting The ‘Coffee Lounge’, then I joined The Cape Comedy Collective at The Independant Armchair Theater. The gig ran for 4 years and unearthed a pool of talent including Riaad Moosa, Conrad Coch, Cokey Falkow, Marc Lottering and Kurt Schoonraad to name a few. It was at the ‘Armchair’ that I was doing an improvised act called ‘Agony Barman Dave’. I did some TV ads and here we are.

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Golf Days

The golden rule for prize giving? Keep it entertaining & short. Do you need an MC your next golf day? I’ve worked at many tournaments. Contact me.

Let’s Golf…


I’ve been experimenting with non-comedy activities. I started The Davebrew Craft Beer Brewing Company. But no alcohol says Uncle Cyril. So we wait. But when we can drink again you will need some Davebrew delivered to you.

You want some beer?


All my gigs have dried up? I can’t seem to put my finger on it. Strange times indeed.

Gigs retrospective…


Do you want three comedians to entertain your over-worked staff for an hour. We’ll come to you! We’ll even throw in some tasty Davebrew home made craft beer.

Yes Please…


Comedy is best enjoyed live, I’d love to see more to people at live stand up comedy events. Even if you don’t know the line up, take a chance! You can browse the site to find out where to see more stand up.

Gigs that happened…


Flip and fap through the gallery. large pics available, if you’re a journo or if you need hi-res images?

Pics here…

What clients said

Take a look at what some of my happy clients had to say about my MC work. And some of my comedy golf days. I’ve worked with various brands. Lafarge Cement, Unilever, KPMG, Nashua, Coca-Cola Corporate Soccer, Audi Quatro Cup Amateur golf Tounament, Shoprite Checkers, Nedcor, Investec, Pam Golding National Roadshow, People’s Bank, Discovery Health, Foshini Group/DUE SOUTH, New Balance, Fancourt Captan’s Dinner. Momentum, Standard Bank, Touchline media, Men’s Health Best man Awards, Golf Digest Subscribers’ Challenge. Callaway Golf.

Some Happy Clients…

Design portfolio

Before comedy I was a graphic designer. I still freelance for clients. Maybe your brand needs an update? I recently did a full redesign of ONTAP magazine. If you need any marketing done for your business contact me. Take a look at my work

My Portfolio…


Here’s my view of this fantastic fucked up year. Or half empty (depending how you view things). Hi there, I’ve decided to reach out to some of the special people and clients I have worked with over the years. Yes, with a monthly and sometimes weekly, updated newsletter thingy. But you can opt out at any time if you feel spammed. It promises to be a quick read - to the point - and will focus on gigs I have enjoyed, so you can meet some of the cool people I get to work with. Keeping you up to date with what’s happening in the world of comedy, web stuff, podcasts, gigs and beer and includes my booking info.

I have opinions…


Until Nov 2018 on Fridays at 9am on Cliffcentral, myself, Eric Jansen and Ryan Holliday used to get stuck in a studio for an hour with varied guests and our minds left wide open. Take a listen. it’s mostly comedy industry news, tips for comics and audiences, and gigs to get to around the country.



You get the opportunity to travel doing stand up comedy from trips to the Seychelles to exotic golf days in Clarens. Here are some pics of pretty people and some scenery that won’t make it onto Instagram!



Even though I have to do my 1 min showers, I still love visiting Cape Town more now as a tourist than when I used to live there. Al;so I’m moving back soon.

Update: my Future…

He strikes the perfect balance. Reading the audience accurately. You’ll certainly want to book Dave again and again… mostly to explain some of his jokes, and to return some of the cutlery.”

- Shirli Talbot: Conference Excellence


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• Comedy Shop Live ‘97.
• The Smirnoff Comedy Festival
• The Coffee Lounge: Host
• Cape Comedy Collective.
• Agony Barman Dave
• Comedy Showcase on SABC 3.
• M Web (18 ads)
• Fosters (US)
• Heineken (Italy)
• Mercedes Benz Golf days
• Humour column CAPE REVIEW
• Pendoring award: Best actor
• Gold Loerie Mweb ads.
• Garden Route comedy tour
• Joe Parkers’ Hurricanes
• Up the Creek Festival
• The Ha Ha Fest
• Comedy Warehouse
• Going Nowhere Slowly SABC 3
• Red Bull Comedy winner
• Vodacom Comedy festival
• New Balance 100th year Gala
• Pick ‘n Pay Golden Ray.
• Golf digest Challenge.
• Tonight with Trevor Noah
• Edinburgh Fringe 2012