Dave began performing stand-up comedy in late 1997 after realizing that is was his true calling. In May 2002 Dave quit his day job prematurely and decided that he would devote his life to stand-up comedy, producing, promoting and performing in hundreds of shows. Consequently Dave has produced over 500 comedy shows since 2001 and has given many Chicago comics their start.
Over the years Dave's act developed in front of hundreds of different audiences in hundreds of different rooms into the whip smart, edgy, and always poignant comedian he is today. His material ranges from relationships and mundane middle American suburbia to terrorism, racism, religion and other hard hitting subjects. Every audience member that has seen Dave perform has walked away with a little something more than just a good laugh. Often times people comment on how one of Dave's jokes was used to illustrate a point to someone at a party or the office.
Dave has performed with greats such as Kevin Meaney, Todd Barry, Doug Stanhope, John Heffron, Mitch Hedberg and more. He has appeared on the BBC documentary "Letters From America" and appeared as a comedy mentor to Maureen on the first season of "Starting Over" on NBC. Dave is slated to appear on Last Comic Standing 4 in June 2006 if his part doesn't get cut. He was also chosen as a national semi-finalist in The Wendy's Comedy Challenge. Currently Dave is touring the country and appearing in clubs, colleges, and one nighters throughout the Midwest.
Dave has decided that stand up comedy is the one goal he has ever had in life that he has been completely and totally dedicated to, and hopes to advance his career by working his way up the ladder to at least sub-stardom.