Dave Bloustien

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Dave Bloustien
Bloustien headshot.jpg
Medium stand-up, impro, television (as writer)
Subject(s) Africa, celebrity, violence, law, philosophy
Website http://bloustien.com

Dave Bloustien (born December 7, 1975 in Adelaide) is an award-winning Australian comedian, improviser and comedy writer.

Living and working in Sydney, New South Wales, Bloustien has written for many Australian television comedies, including ABC's The Glass House, The Sideshow and Randling,[1] and Channel Ten's Good News Week.[2] He has won five Australian Writers Guild awards, or AWGIES, for his work on Good News Week.[3]

As a stand-up comedian and improviser Bloustien has performed across Australia and internationally, including many shows as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival. In 2009 he was a recipient of a Moosehead Award for The Social Contract,[4] an account of how a client tried to sue him on the grounds that his act wasn't funny. His more recent shows include the "improvised rumble" Puppy Fight Social Club, A Complete History of Western Philosophy and Dave Bloustien's Grand Guignol.

Bloustien is also founder and co-producer of Sydney-based comedy production company Wit Large.


  1. ^ "Official Randling web site - Credits". ABC. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  2. ^ Dave Bloustien. "bloustien.com". Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Australian Writers Guild - List of previous AWGIE winners". Australian Writers Guild. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  4. ^ "The Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award". Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 

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