Airdate: Hughes the Boss?

Nine will screen a half hr special with Dave Hughes getting comic inspiration by being a hapless father.


Nine is screening what appears to be a one-off special featuring comedian Dave Hughes and his family on Monday, Hughes the Boss?

It will air at 9:45pm after an extra-long episode of The Voice.

Soundbreaking will air at 10:15pm in Sydney and Adelaide with Footy Classified in other cities (Soundbreaking at 11:15pm).

In a half-hour special, for the first time on Australian TV, Hughes delivers a side-splitting comedy routine intercut with scenes from his home life with wife Holly and three kids, Rafferty, Sadie and Tess.

See the inspiration behind the punchlines as he juggles looking after three kids under five with a successful career. There is no sugar-coating as Hughes deals with toddler tantrums, pretend tea parties and an untrainable dog.

A natural and unmistakably Australian comic, Hughes’ laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen. He has built a multi-faceted media career, launching him from pure comedian to radio and television star.

Hughes, along with co-host Kate Langbroek, drives the nation home on KIIS FM radio. He joined The AFL Footy Show in 2015 and was the host of Australia’s Got Talent on Channel Nine earlier this year. Hughes is currently touring his comedy show Sweet around the country.

Hughes cuts straight to the bone with his stand-up routine, joking about being a dad and husband in a way that many will find themselves nodding and chuckling along to. The routine shows Hughes in his element, riffing off the engaged crowd as each joke lands with bursts of laughter.

9:45pm Monday on Nine

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