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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|2014||Political campaign||Himself with Fiona Patten||Australian Government|
|2014||The Project||Himself||Network Ten|
|2014||A Current Affair||Himself||Nine Network|
|2014||Milk and Cookies||Ray|
|2015||The Heckler||Burger guy|