Damian Kingsley

damian kingsley

Damian is a professional stand up comic, although his friends would probably describe him as an unfunny, deluded prick. He did his first few gigs in Japan years ago when he lived in Tokyo, working as an English teacher and translator. He returned to the UK in 2008 and started working regularly on the UK circuit from 2009. Since then he has performed up and down the country, been in several competition finals, run a few gigs and has been at Edinburgh, Leicester and Brighton fringe festivals although his first one-hour solo show, Knock Knock, will be in 2016. He made the leap into full-time comedy in 2015. Style-wise, he mainly does stories and anecdotal material.

COMPETITIONS

WeGotTickets Brighton Fringe New Act Second Place 2012
Last Minute Comedy New Act of the Year Second Place 2012
Henlow New Comedian of the Year Joint Winner 2012
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist 2011
Up the Creek Best of the Best New Acts Showcase 2011
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2009
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year finalist 2009
Comedy Cafe Weekly New Act Competition winner x 4

REVIEWS

“Well-evoked anecdotal material drawn from his own embarrassments and inadequacies are the mainstay, delivered with a cadence similar to that of observational wunderkind Seann Walsh. The set’s powered by punchlines” – Chortle

“Kingsley made us roar with his witty routines about life, love and general embarrassment, throwing in a few brilliant metaphors and mixing them through his intelligent comedy. ” – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe 2012

“A considerable talent, with strong anecdotal humour” – Three Weeks, Edinburgh 2011