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Dan Ilic

Comedian, Journalist, and Filmmaker in Sydney NSW, Australia

Dan Ilic is the Master of Ceremonies at the 2022 Better Futures Forum.

‘Investigative Humourist’ Dan Ilic is one of Australia's most prolific comedy voices, known for his work across TV, film, radio and stage.

Known for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to shame the Australian Government's record on climate action in Times Square, New York City before the Glasgow climate talks in 2021.

Host of the popular podcast and live comedy show A Rational Fear, Dan brings together industry leaders, journalists, comedians and politicians, to use comedy to explore big issues. A Rational Fear won Best Comedy Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards in 2020 and 2021.

As a journalist, in 2008 Dan covered the US election for Fairfax Media. In 2015 he was appointed the senior satire producer of Al Jazeera’s youth publisher AJ+, and in 2016 he covered the US election while Executive Producer of Satire for Fusion/Gizmodo Media Group in the USA.

He landed back in Australia as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC), then more recently, the AACTA nominated At Home Alone Together (ABC), a coronavirus comedy lifestyle show.

Dan was recognised by the Obama Foundation in 2019 as an Obama Foundation Leader Asia Pacific for his work, and he is currently a 2020 Bertha Fellow.

Listen to his podcast