Dave Correos

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A meteoric act in the NZ comedy scene, the Filipino Christchurch born comic was a 2014 Raw Comedy Quest finalist and was recently nominated for the 2016 Billy T award.

David grew up in Woolston, Christchurch which was a nice mix of a beach and suburban lifestyle, meaning that he could enjoy fish and chips while playing on the local roundabout as a child. After deciding stand up comedy and performing arts was the career he wanted to pursue, David moved to Auckland in 2014.

David enjoys making people laugh and studied performing arts at Hagley theatre company, and afterwards he went down the road of stand up comedy, performing at local variety nights like ‘Monday Night Magic’ doing very off beat comedy. Some performances include taping a knife to his head and proclaiming that he is the ‘Nightmare Unicorn’.

He found influence in the thriving busking/circus scene in Christchurch - watching people swallow swords and walk on broken glass showed him that almost anything can be entertaining. His style of comedy can be described as a big ball of manic energy that even his body can't keep up with.

David is also a National Champion Olympic Weightlifter. He was a National Champion at the age of 17 and had won Gold at the Oceania Championships at 19. David’s goal to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth games was dashed when he injured his ankle during the qualifying period. After training for close to 6 years, he now coaches at Les Mills working with Crossfit athletes to better their weightlifting technique. He also enjoys doing squats, heaps of squats. Never skip leg day!

During downtime, David really enjoys watching food documentaries and has a secret passion to be a chef but due to a love for things that are either too salty or too spicy, no one else really agrees.

“An absurd kind of genius"
- Theatreview (Raw Comedy Quest 2014).

"David Correos, seems only to have to stand there to get laughs"
-Theatreview (Aotearoha Rising Stars 2015)