Dave's Favourite Place

Dave Hughes has a strong presence on TV, most notably through The Project. However, the comedian recently let it be known his heart remains on stage.

Dave Hughes leads a busy existence: jumping from a radio gig in the morning on Nova FM, to his evening TV work on The Project. Then there is his presence on the football show Before the Game. Yet, with all these endeavours, there remains one place dear to his comedic heart: the stage.

"I don't want to fall out of the habit of doing stand-up comedy," he recently told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"Any stand-up comedian will be able to tell you that we get the most professional reward -- not the money -- the most sort of satisfaction from doing that."

Yet, somehow, Dave finds it difficult to slow down.

"I've always said -- for many different jobs I've had -- I've said: 'This will be the last year,'" he said. "And I've said that for a long time."

Dave is married to journalist Holly Ife, and it seems family life is perhaps his busiest gig.

"I swear to God, being at home with two kids is the hardest work as anything I've ever done," he said. "When you get home and you've got an 11-month-old who is walking early, who is trying to kill herself every five seconds by putting something in her mouth or walking off the edge of a balcony -- that is hard as well."

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