Doug Chappel
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Doug Chappel
Doug Chappel
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Doug Chappel
Born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other names Doug Chappel Jr

Doug Chappel is an Australian comedian who grew up in the working class suburbs of Footscray and Sunshine in Melbourne's Western Suburbs. Chappel is also known for his work in the community with homeless youth & troubled teenagers. Once homeless himself and growing up with a "rough crowd", Chappel draws on his experiences from his past and applies it to his comedy.[1][2][3]

In 2016 it was announced that Doug Chappel would be the new Ambassador for the Salvation Army's Westcare lead tenant program as a result of his continued support of the Western Suburbs, and his dedication and commitment to helping disadvantaged youth.[4]

Doug Chappel is known as a versatile performer with shows ranging from performing for the Prime Minister of Australian and other political leaders, to hosting the Australian Adult Industry Awards and Sexpo. Chappel's brand of comedy has been described as "uniquely hilarious" and "charismatic", with appearance on NBC in Los Angeles, the London Comedy Store and he has entertained the troops for the Australian Defence Force in countries such as, Afghanistan, Dubai, Solomon Islands and East Timor. Chappel has also had sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.[5][6][7]

Doug Chappel has not been without his controversy and has been criticised in the past for his close association with many notorious underworld figures such as Mark "Chopper" Read and his comedy show tours with disgraced "AFL agent to the stars" Ricky Nixon which also included colourful 80's AFL star Warwick Capper.[8][6][9]

Doug Chappel is also a passionate supporter of the Western Bulldogs AFL football team and has done numerous shows for them and many other AFL football clubs in the past. In 2016 Doug Chappel was the official comedian at the "Sons of the West" Grand Final Dinner with Western Bulldog premiership stars and captain Robert Murphy, Jake Stringer, Marcus Bontempelli and club legends Doug Hawkins and Tony Liberatore to name a few.[10]

Chappel released 2 CDs in 2004 titled The funniest man on the planet and The Footscray Rap in which he talks about his troubled past, the area in which he grew up and relationships.[11][12][11][12]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Australia's Most Wanted Bank Robber Nine Network
2001 Stingers Jack Posey Nine Network
2001 Nikki Webster- Depend on Me Nikki's dad Music Video
2005 Good Friday Appeal Guest Comedian Channel 7
2006 Stand Up Australia Himself Guest
2007 The Best of Stand Up Australia Himself Guest
2008 Breaking Bad News Graham Jones
2009 Insiders Himself, guest ABC Television
2012 Offspring Bobby Network Ten
2014 Political campaign Himself with Fiona Patten Australian Government
2014 The Project Himself Network Ten
2014 A Current Affair Himself Nine Network


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Groomless Bride Peter
2014 Milk and Cookies Ray
2015 The Heckler Burger guy


  1. ^ "Doug Chappel | The Sit Down Comedy Club". Retrieved . 
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  4. ^ "Lead Tenant Program". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "A Positive Move". Speakers and Events. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12). "Doug Chappel". Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "AusStage". AusStage. Retrieved . 
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  10. ^ "Authentic Autographs - Memorabilia & Fundraising Specialists". Facebook. 2016-11-21. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  12. ^ a b [2][dead link]

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