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Dan Ilic

Master of Ceremonies 17, 18 and 19 August

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

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 such as climate change, press freedom and policy.

Starting his career on TV shows including The Ronnie Johns Half Hour (TEN), Hungry Beast (ABC) and Can of Worms (TEN), Dan has since touched on all areas of the Australian media. He has sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, entertained with seasons on ABC Radio National, and performed stand-up under rocket fire in Kandahar.

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

He landed back in Australia as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of the daily satirical TV show Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC), then more recently, 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 in satire and climate change activism, and he is currently a 2020 Bertha Fellow.

Dan Iliic is the Master of Ceremonies at the Better Futures Forum.