Dave Taranto

Last Updated
May 23rd, 2000
Contributed by
Dominica Malcolm

Dave died in December 1999 but his memory will last forever. He was admired by many comedians of Melbourne for his passion towards comedy. He had been in the comedy for many years.

Dave presented 'The Cheese Shop' from 1981 on 3PBS radio and then in 1991 it moved to 3RRR.

Dave also hosted a live comedy show by the same name 'The Cheese Shop' and this was held at the Prince Patrick Hotel every week since 1991.

Dave also used to write for the Age in the early 1990s.

A new fund for comedians is going to be put up in his honour. It was mentioned at the 2000 Moosehead Awards.