A self confessed Skiwi (Scottish Kiwi) and frustrated mobile DJ, David first hit the Comedy stage in 2010 after discovering he really preferred to be on the mic to spinning discs. Since then he's gone from strength to strength performing in line-up shows alongside some of the best local and International comedians including Paul Ego, Ben Hurley, Urzila Carlson, Gordon Southern, Tom Binns, Marcel Lucont and the late great Ewen Gilmour. He was a semi finalist in the 2012 RAW Comedy Quest and picked up NZ Comedy Guild Award nominations in 2012 and 2014 for Most Outstanding contribution to the industry.
He’s also made some vain attempts to boost his comedy career by appearing on TV's Shortland Street, Power Rangers and TVC’s for Toyota Camry, Bay Audiology and ANZ.
David Oakes has a slightly distorted view on the world we live in delivering clever witted anecdotes and random one liners. David performed his first festival show, The Nowhere show in 2012 in the NZ International Comedy Festival and his second show, Scotch and Wry in 2013 outside of the festival. After a 3 year hiatus he now brings his third show, Limited company, touring in 2016.
"Very Scottish and Very Funny" - Brendhan Lovegrove
"Clever witted and articulate, a winning combination" - NZ Comedy review
“A great level of wordplay and charm” – The Speakeasy