The Debrief with Dave O'Neil

The Debrief with Dave O'Neil
The gig’s just finished and comedian Dave O’Neil calls a comedian friend to reflect on the highs and lows of doing stand up comedy.
Kirsty Webeck
Mar 21 • 40 min
See Kirsty’s 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show! Dave and Kirsty are on their way to Mildura for a gig. There and back in one day. Facebook - Kirsty Webeck Twitter - Kirsty Webeck The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a…
Bart Freebairn
Mar 14 • 35 min
Debut on the Debrief with Bart Freebairn, off to Frankston and originally from Queensland! Ladies and Gentlemen! Bart has a website, Twitter, Facebook. The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original theme music by Kit Warhurst. Artwork…
Adam Rozenbachs, then Dan O’Connell
Mar 5 • 26 min
Doing the rounds in Melbourne; first some crowd work with Adam then a 50th birthday party at a night club with Dan! The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original theme music by Kit Warhurst. Artwork created by Stacy Gougoulis. Try another…
Brad Oakes The Fourth
Feb 23 • 35 min
Cricket club night and comedy legend back in the car for the ride. This bloke’s got some sort of interest in the podcast if he’s been on this many times! The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original theme music by Kit Warhurst. Artwork…
Stewart Bell & Gavin Baskerville (Launceston)
Feb 12 • 26 min
What do you do when you’re in Launceston? Go to the local BAKERY! And do a gig with some local legends like Stewart Bell and Gavin Baskerville! More from Stewart Bell More from Gavin Baskerville The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network.…
Lehmo & Des Dowling
Jan 31 • 42 min
Down to Rosebud for another gig, everyone in! Dave’s got some family in the crowd and there’s a very nervous story of a flight in a small plane. Des Dowling has a website. Lehmo has one too. The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original…
Dave Hughes, The Second
Jan 24 • 48 min
Hughesy’s back in the passenger seat as the Dave’s head off to do a gig with Des Dowling. Plenty to see on the way. Tell a friend about the show! The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original theme music by Kit Warhurst. Artwork created…
Emma Holland & Nick Capper in the back
Jan 13 • 51 min
Future comedy legend Emma Holland, runner Up at the 2018 RAW Comedy national final, Nick Capper and Dave are gigging up in Bendigo. We start on the way there with Nick at McDonalds and finish on the way back, after Nick stopped at KFC. Emma’s website -…
Danny McGinlay
Jan 7 • 34 min
*** Sound quality warning! We had to use the backup recording this time around. A week after their gig together was cancelled Dave gives Danny McGinlay (formerly the Bulldogs Banner Man) a lift home. Karl Chandler, Little Dum Dum Club, is along for a bit…
The Phone Hacks - Mike Goldstein and Nick Capper
Dec 22, 2018 • 44 min
Hosts of the most awkward show in Australian podcasting with a professional theme song, Mike Goldstein and Nick Capper, have just finished at the Grandview Hotel in Fairfield. The Debrief is produced by Nearly, a podcast network. Original theme music by…
Dave Hughes
Dec 16, 2018 • 32 min
Finally the two Dave’s. On the way to and from Dean’s Marsh for a fundraiser. From the sound of things the roads aren’t the best for recording in the car but that’s alright. Hughesy’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He’s on the radio, on TV, where…
Simon Palomares
Nov 30, 2018 • 34 min
Creator and star of Wogs Out Of Work and Acropolis Now, ladies and gentlemen. Dave’s headed back to the Grand View from the Bayswater Cricket Club to give Simon a lift home. Apparently, Acropolis Now helped popularise the term ‘skip’ for a Anglo-Celtic…
Celia Pacqu…
Nov 22, 2018 • 28 min
Yeah so the last bit got cut off because the card ran out of space. Not ideal. But there’s the better part of a great chat with Celia. You’ve seen here in Rosehaven and Utopia, come on. You know her! Celia’s on Twitter @CeliaPacquolaDave’s on Facebook and…
Des Dowling
Nov 11, 2018 • 44 min
Part inspiration for The Debrief and man from the north of Victoria, Des Dowling! Dave and Des are off to then back from Echuca. Des chose something by The Saints, so we’ve gone with Stranded. Dave on Spicks and Specks with Chris Bailey - YouTube (22…
Claire Hooper
Oct 31, 2018 • 47 min
Claire and Dave are off to Geelong! 90 minutes there, 90 minutes home so about 180 minutes to this episode. Nah.
Brad Oakes, The Third
Oct 15, 2018 • 44 min
Heard of Clunes. It’s a drive, not a place in Cambridgeshire. Comedy legend and veteran is back for a third go on The Debrief. Dave and Brad are going up and back in one for a gig in Western Victoria, near Chandler country for the Dum Dum listeners, yeah…
Judith Lucy
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
Two comedy veterans lead each other straight into reminiscing about comedy of bygone years. If you think you know your stand up history in Australia (and visiting comics from back then) get your bingo pens handy and see how many you can tick off.
Luke McGregor
Oct 1, 2018 • 44 min
He’s been on the tele in plenty of things lately, denies he’s a comedy legend but he’s on his way. Luke’s just finished the Grand View Hotel, Dave’s room in Fairfield (Wednesday nights, get along!). Where did they meet? Not at a shop or karate studio.…
Replay: Lehmo & Lawrence Mooney
Sep 26, 2018 • 44 min
Revisiting this episode because it’s just so good! Two comedy legends in the car, one in the front and one in the back. Worth another listen! SPONSOR: Beyond Rest - premium flotation centres for the deepest experience possible in Melbourne. Love filled…
Replay: Fiona O’Loughlin, The Second
Sep 19, 2018 • 34 min
Revisiting a great episode with Fiona! SPONSOR: Beyond Rest - premium flotation centers for the deepest experience possible in Melbourne. Love filled temples of relaxation.
Five gigs, one day
Sep 14, 2018 • 15 min
It’s a big working Saturday, five gigs in one day!
Nick Capper, The Fourth
Sep 4, 2018 • 35 min
This bloke’s the Andrew Hoy of The Debrief! So far most appearences. Much like someone else on Spicks and Specks… “Yeah, 53 times, whatever.” No song on this one because we need to pay our APRA bill. But the songs will be back! ASAP.
Pilot Week: DAVE, Harley Breen, Troy Kinne, Sam Dastyari & Stuart Daulman
Aug 18, 2018 • 43 min
It’s here! Pilot Week on Channel 10 and DAVE, airing 8:30 PM Friday 24 August. Check it out. If you think DAVE deserves a series let Channel 10 know on Twitter and Facebook. This episode Dave goes up to Sydney for the launch of Pilot Week, pulls some…
Josh Earl
Aug 11, 2018 • 35 min
Just finished a free gig at Spleen in Melbourne on Bourke Street, quite close to Parliament House, not relevant. How do you get a TV show up in Australia? How do you fly a helicopter on King Island? Growing up in Bernie Tasmania and more. Don’t leave your…
Dan O’Connell
Jul 24, 2018 • 38 min
Off to the club house of the Caulfield Bears FC! Check out Dan’s website for socials and his podcast -
Nick Capper, The Third
Jul 17, 2018 • 65 min
Nick and Dave are off to Lake Bolac - “you in the band are ya, mate?” The Phone Hacks podcast is punishment for Nick Capper, Mike Goldstein and the guest. no one else. Find it here where you’re listening The song chosen - Vanity Fair is by Mr Bungle. Buy…
Tom Siegert, The Suburban Footballer
Jun 30, 2018 • 55 min
Get the heater on, we’re driving back from Ballarat! Great insights about suburban football clubs.
Nath Valvo
Jun 19, 2018 • 41 min
For the first time ladies and gentlemen - Nath Valvo! Killed at the gig and happy to get a lift home. Nath chose Confide in Me by Kylie Minogue to cap of the ride.
Dilruk Jayasinha, The Second
Jun 12, 2018 • 50 min
Kilos lighter and in the car after a gig in Newport, Dilruk Jayasinha (the first ever guest on The Debrief) gets back in the passenger seat. He’s got a great podcast with Ben Lomas, Fit Bet. Check it out!
New from Nearly - World Cup Road Trip
Jun 12, 2018 • 2 min
Packed and ready, Francis Leach and Tony Wilson are heading north. Far far north. Russia North. Subscribe to World Cup Road Trip here, where you’re listening, for a near-daily update on what happens off the pitch and among the fans. Let your mates know…
Peter Helliar
Jun 7, 2018 • 36 min
On the way back from a special gig for the Collingwood Football Club, and on the way there. Mixing it up a little with bit of pre and post commentary this episode. Peter’s idea.
Brad Oakes, The Second & Dave Thornton
Jun 2, 2018 • 43 min
On the way back to Melbourne with Dave Thornton in the back seat. The song chosen by Brad, “Science Fiction” by The Divinyls
Fiona O’Loughlin, The Second
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
Second appearence on The Debrief and first after winning I’m a celebrity: Get me out of here!
London Edition: Felicity Ward
May 13, 2018 • 26 min
Just out of the BBC studio on The News Quiz, Felicity Ward shares a cab home in the city she’s adopted. A hot day, “Sea Bogans”, class comparisons in the UK and Australia, moving to the Mother Land and getting gigs.
London Edition: Stuart Goldsmith
May 6, 2018 • 38 min
Straight from the UK, Dave and Stuart are in a London taxi. The Mighty Boosh, Stuart moving to Bristol, on being a street performer, Dave’s tips for surviving corporate gigs and going back stage. Stuart chose Glory Box by Portishead for his song at the…
NEW SHOW! Somehow Related with Glenn Robbins & Dave O’Neil
May 1, 2018 • 17 min
Subscribe to Dave and Glenn’s new show! Search for “Somehow Related” to get all the new episodes.
Nick Capper, The Second
Mar 27, 2018 • 56 min
Capper’s in the front, Tulky’s in the back. It’s another double-header on the way back from Gippsland. So many big questions in this epside… Did Capper ever have cows on his bedroom wall growing up? Wasn’t Brad Oakes supposed to be along for this one?…
Adam Rozenbachs, The Second
Mar 21, 2018 • 58 min
Dave and Adam are heading home after a gig in Ballarat. Lots covered heading east on the Western Highway; awkward corporate gigs, Lawrence Mooney’s reception in Ballarat, handing back some of the gig fee when things went that bad and some requisite junk…
Dave Callan
Mar 15, 2018 • 47 min
Dave Callan learns about chocolate dynasties, successfully argues that moving from choreographed dances to demonstrating ninja moves is the ”logical progression” and some people think he’s still on Triple J! Tell a friend about the show and leave a review…
Harley Breen
Feb 22, 2018 • 42 min
Dave and Harley are on the way back from a gig at the Notting Hill Hotel, an old Monash Uni student pub in Melbourne’s south east. Harley’s from Queensland, and if you’ve spent some time there you’ll recognise all the town names. Harley got fired from the…
Summer repeat: Randy Feltface
Feb 18, 2018 • 34 min
“I’m only doing it because it’s you Dave, and you’re going to give me a ride home.” Aaaand… it’s Randy’s first time as a solo guest on a podcast. Big deal.
Izzy Ali
Feb 13, 2018 • 44 min
Up and comer Izzy Ali in the passanger seat heading back from Tatura (west of Shepparton). As seen on ABC Comedy’s Tonightly - The Gangs of Torquay Izzy’s been listening to some older music lately - It’s probably me (feat Eric Clapton), by Sting.
Summer repeat: Tony Martin
Feb 11, 2018 • 47 min
Tony has his own suggestions for the show straight away, Mel Brooks play The Producers, what it’s like to be on his 20 to 1 trade off to snag Bert Newton for Get This (and how there are some dodgy edits going on), more Bert Newton stories and a bit more…
Dave Hughes & Brad Oakes
Feb 6, 2018 • 56 min
One of the longest Debriefs - two Dave’s in the front and Brad Oakes in the back. Remember how Hughesy bought the house from The Block one year? Or that time Brad Oakes politely pulled him off stage very early on in his career? Or when he nailed the…
Lehmo & Lawrence Mooney
Feb 1, 2018 • 44 min
Straight out of a gig in Rosebud - Dave, Lehmo and Lawrence head back to town. “Am I bringing your podcast down, Dave?” Lawrence Mooney is in the back seat. Lehmo’s song choice - Wide Open Road (cover), Weddings Parties Anything.
Rhys Nicholson
Jan 23, 2018 • 49 min
On not taking acid, not going to the dentist, comedy roadshow, Lygon Street roadwork advice, Newcastle, Rhys’ parents (who met in Far North Queensland), Pentridge Prison, buying a house, Bert Newton, GMA, The song chosen by Rhys - Young Americans, by…
Luke Heggie
Jan 16, 2018 • 38 min
Definitely Explicit. nMoving to Sydney and trying to meet his neighbours, 70 year olds at comedy shows, old sayings, setting yourself up for life as an academic, started comedy at 35 and it’s the longest job Luke’s had.
Summer repeat: Karl Chandler and Tommy Dassalo
Jan 9, 2018 • 96 min
Back to back the two hosts of The Little Dum Dum Club (comedy podcast, check it out), also comedians, Karl Chandler and Tommy Dassalo.
Summer repeats: Dilruk Jayasinha
Jan 2, 2018 • 40 min
From a storytelling gig in Glen Eira to the Butterfly Club in the CBD.
Nick Cody
Jan 2, 2018 • 40 min
All the way from Werribee… Nick found out first-hand that Serbian’s like call-backs, he’s toured in Europe, taken cover from car bombs in Afghanistan. Expect some words on Andrew Dice Clay, YMCA summer camp, sharing a dressing room with Bill Burr (some…
Matt Stewart
Dec 26, 2017 • 42 min
Stuck in a basement in Tasmania two comedy legends, Matt and Dave, make the best the situation and record a podcast.
Evan Hocking
Dec 15, 2017 • 38 min
Once was a pool cleaner, very comfortable around sporting clubs and rumoured to be a fire fighter…? Evan Hocking and Dave have just finished a gig. They’re on the way home and it sounds like they woke up Brad Oakes in the back seat! For another competent…
Adam Rozenbachs
Dec 5, 2017 • 50 min
Some great Australian comedy television reminiscing from behind the scenes, doing comedy in Iraq, comparing BMX bikes and getting yelled at by a remote control boat operator. More on Adam here -
Dave Thornton
Nov 25, 2017 • 32 min
Vespas, when to end a joke, gigging in Koo Wee Rup and Madonna’s sleeping habits. Leave a review and tell a friend about the pod!
Jeff Green
Nov 16, 2017 • 40 min
There’s class here in Australia too, you know, not just in England - “I’ve flown Tiger” says Jeff Green. He’s also done a lunchtime gig for the Thoroughbred Owners of Australia. The song this episode, let us know if you know it, Klackto Vee Sedstein by…
Richard Stubbs
Nov 7, 2017 • 36 min
Gigging since 1983, performed for Charles, Diana, Nelson Mandela, announced AC/DC on their Ball Breaker tour and then there’s all the decades of radio success.
Tony Martin
Nov 3, 2017 • 48 min
Tony has his own suggestions for the show straight away, Mel Brooks play The Producers, what it’s like to be on his 20 to 1 trade off to snag Bert Newton for Get This (and how there are some dodgy edits going on), more Bert Newton stories and a bit more…
Geraldine Hickey
Oct 26, 2017 • 36 min
From 3RRR Breakfasters and live stand up gigs around the country it’s the Albury-Wodonga born Geraldine Hickey.
Nelly Thomas
Oct 19, 2017 • 40 min
Winner of Raw Comedy on her first attempt, sharer of knowledge and self described working class hustler, Nelly Thomas gets a lift home after an ALP fund raiser.
Lawrence Mooney
Oct 12, 2017 • 51 min
Dave gets a lift this time, in Lawrences 1971 MGB GT hard top. It’s a bit louder than regular listeners will be used to. Leave a review and a rating (just don’t rate the sound on this episode - it’s not great)
Tommy Dassalo
Oct 4, 2017 • 45 min
Comic Tommy Dassalo is best known for being one half of the Little Dum Dum Club, and Dave reckons Tommy and his podcast partner Karl Chandler are ripe for a Martin/Molloy style bust up. It’s all about early 2000s FM breakfast radio comedy stars - and…
Tom Ballard
Sep 27, 2017 • 38 min
He’s increasingly political and off to a party. Dave’s giving him a lift there. Warrnambool raised, former Triple J Breakfast co-host and star of Reality Bites (remember that on ABC TV). Plenty of other strings to his bow.
Denise Scott
Sep 20, 2017 • 39 min
Discover secrets “The Power Weep”, Denise’s dad pretending to be a doctor, touring with Judith Lucy and relive a bit of Melbourne radio history - Vega FM!
Colin Lane
Sep 13, 2017 • 33 min
It’s the Debrief with a difference this week - as Dave and former half of Lano and Woodley and third of Found Objects, Colin Lane get driven to the Gold Coast airport after a gig for Total Tools (a store that’s not for you, it’s for the tradies). Colin’s…
Ashley Fils-Aime
Sep 6, 2017 • 32 min
First international guest! Spent 11 years touring the world as a comic and settled in Melbourne.
Joel Creasey
Aug 30, 2017 • 34 min
Grindr, Bardot, Marcia Brady, running the drama departmant, Mc Donalds and more!
Brad Oakes
Aug 24, 2017 • 48 min
On the way back from a gig in snow country Victoria!
Randy (the purple puppet) Feltface
Aug 18, 2017 • 32 min
Randy’s first time as a solo guest on a podcast!
Tessa Waters
Aug 10, 2017 • 36 min
Comedian and carny Tessa Waters gets a lift back to her brand new share house! #yogahighschool
David Tulk
Aug 3, 2017 • 47 min
Driving back from Moe to Melbourne talking show biz.
Karl Chandler
Jul 27, 2017 • 49 min
After guest spots on Josh Earl’s podcast, Dave drops Karl home.
Nick Capper
Jul 20, 2017 • 49 min
Nick and Dave head back to Melbourne from Bendigo
Fiona O’Loughlin
Jul 14, 2017 • 42 min
Dave and Fiona did a gig for carers.
Cal Wilson
Jul 7, 2017 • 32 min
Cal Wilson takes Dave way out west of Melbourne.
Dilruk Jayasinha
Jul 6, 2017 • 38 min
Taxiing Dilruk between gigs!
Not the first episode
Jul 3, 2017 • 1 min
The gig’s just finished and comedian Dave O’Neil calls a comedian friend to reflect on the highs and lows of doing stand up comedy.