Des spent the early years of his career as a news and current affairs reporter for the ABC, Channel 7 and Channel 9. He decided making people laugh, rather than making them cry, was a far more noble way to earn a living.
In the twelve years since, he’s carved out a career as a top line comedian and corporate entertainer travelling the length and breadth of Australia.
He’s headlined at Australia’s premier comedy clubs and performed his own sold out comedy/sketch show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Combining his comedic and television skills he worked for two years writing and directing sketches for the hugely successful “AFL Footy Show” and wrote and directed three half hour documentaries for Arena Television’s “Day In The Life” series.
He also wrote and directed Ch 10’s, Logie nominated, comedy mockumentary series “Mark Loves Sharon”.
When he’s not behind the camera, Des is in front of it, working as a presenter on Ch 7’s Kinne and Look at Property as well as and Ch 9’s Manspace.
Des did two years of breakfast radio on 101.1 Mix FM and as worked as a talkback host on Melbourne’s top rating 3AW. He’s also available for voiceover work, and regularly records for TV Commercials, Online web content & videos, real-estate listings & corporate video productions.
Des is meticulous, intelligent and very funny, and an asset to any event as both a host and a stand up comedian.