Damian Kingsley is a professional stand up comic and writer who performs throughout the UK and Europe in theatres, comedy clubs, festivals and corporate events. He is in demand as an opener and MC at established clubs and, increasingly, as a headliner.
Damian tells stories that are packed full of jokes and observations but also have a compelling narrative to draw in the audience. He delivers them with a unique blend of cheekiness, amiability and engaging audience interaction, undercut by grumpy deadpan moments that are borderline sociopathic.
He is best known for his penniless “Knock Knock” tour in 2016, when he travelled from Lands End to the Edinburgh fringe without any money, performing over 100 shows across the country, with the proceeds going to Shelter, the bad housing and homelessness charity. With the help of friends, family, comics, promoters and often kind strangers who put him up or gave him lifts and food along the way, Damian had raised 21K for Shelter by September 2016, 6 months after setting off.
Damian is represented by Anita Elizabeth Holmes Management. For all booking enquiries, please contact Zoe Weldon
Shortlisted for the Malcolm Hardee Cunning Stunt Award 2017
Comedy Cafe New Act of the Year Finalist 2013
WeGotTickets Brighton Fringe New Act Second Place 2012
Last Minute Comedy New Act of the Year Second Place 2012
Up the Creek Best of the Best New Acts Showcase 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
“Well-evoked anecdotal material drawn from his own embarrassments and inadequacies, 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
“The dialogue and the writing is pithy and realistic….Kingsley is verbose and eloquent with intelligent punch lines.” – One4review