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Over the course of his career Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes has evolved into much more than simply a stand-up comic, as he now regularly appears on national radio and television. Despite this career progression his “first love” continues to call him back to the stage.

“I love doing stand up more than anything else so I’ll continue to get up on stage whenever and wherever I can.” said Hughes.

For Hughesy the key to staying relevant and excited by the medium is to remember that “life will always be funny whether people laugh at you or not.” As a Dad of three young children you might think that it would be hard for Hughes to maintain this mindset but as he explained it’s actually just the opposite.

“Children are so ridiculous so they actually really help my act. Sometimes they say don’t laugh at me Dad, it’s really hard when your kids say that because you really want to laugh at them.”

This weekend Hughes will be performing in Sydney as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival, which Hughes looked forward to excitedly by saying “I can’t wait to get on stage because I love the two venues and know I’m going to have a bloody good time.”

Hughes is so confident ahead of these shows because he has already played a number of shows around the country this year and says he is “in good form and when that happens I want to show it off to people. If people have never seen me before I reckon I’ll blow their minds and if they have seen me before they’ll say ‘this is the best show ever.’”

May 19, 7:15pm. The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood. $45. Tickets & Info: www.sydneycomedyfestival.com.au

May 20, 7:30pm. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown. $45. Tickets & Info: www.sydneycomedyfestival.com.au