WINNER SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD EDINBURGH 1998
Dave has gained a reputation as an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian winning applause from his audiences, respect from his fellow comics, and rave reviews from the critics. He has had two very successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in two highly acclaimed shows ‘Dave Johns On The Edge’ in 1998 and ‘I’m in The Attic Mother’ in 1999 at the Pleasance Theatre for which he won the Spirit of the Fringe Award.
Dave has been invited to perform across the world from Glastonbury to Hong Kong, Leeds to Bangkok and performed sell-out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia 1998,1999 & 2001. July 2001 also saw Dave perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
Dave Johns On The Edge one man show – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 1998
I’m In The Attic Mother one man show – Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 1999
Regular Guest comedy improvisation show. Comedy Store Players
Hosted Euro 96 in Newcastle in from of 7000 fans
Hosts Gala Show Newcastle Comedy Festival.
Hosted The Sumatran Orangutan Society benefits the Lyceum theatre London 2006/2007/2008.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 1998,99,01
Montreal Just for Laughs 2001
Kilkenny Comedy Festival 1998/2006
Adeliaide Comedy Festival 1997/98/99/2006
Leeds Festival 2003/04/07
Newcastle Gateshead Comedy Festival 1993 to 2008
Galway Comedy Festival 2005
Manchester Comedy Festival
Ealing Comedy Festival
York Comedy Festival
N20 Comedy Festival
The Big Chill.2007
Stavanger Comedy festival Norway 1995/96/97
The Bobby Thompson Show - BBC Radio 4
60 Acts in 60 Minutes - BBC Radio 4
Walker’s crisps “Walker Man” 1995/96 television campaign
Comedy Cuts ITV 2007
Rob Brydon’s Anually Retentive 2006
Comedy Blue 2007
Dogtown BBC3 sitcom 2007
Rich halls Cattle drive sitcom BBC4
8 Out of 10 Cats
Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC (3 appearances)
Harrys Game BBC2
The Rag Nymph, ITV
The Stand Up Show, BBC
The Moth 1997.
The Comedy Store Live, C5 & paramount tv
Mud, Children’s BBC
The Mark Lamarr Show, BBC
The Harry Hill Show, CH4
Time Gentleman Please, SKY
Hey, Hey its Saturday, C9 Australia
All Over The Shop, BBC
The Bill Bailey and Sean Lock Show, C4 PILOT
Down Time - Amber Films - 1999
THEATRE – Performing
True West 2006
The Unattended 2006
The Odd Couple 2005
One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest 2004/05
12 Angry Men 2003
Look Back In Anger -1994 James Bryning - Dundee rep
Measure For Measure -1992 James Bryning -Dundee rep
Little Shop of Horrors - 1992
THEATRE – Directing
The Wizard of Oz – Tyne Theatre and Opera House - 1993
Omid Djalili – BBC I – 2008.
East Coast Main Line - Tyne Tees
Something for the Weekend - Tyne Tees
Stage adaptation WORLD PREMIER ‘The Shawshank Redemption May 2009 Gaiety Theatre Dublin And transfer to London West End 2009.
Works in progress include
I Have John Lennon’s Head – script for stage play.
Well If That’s Your Attitude - memoirs of a stand up comic.
Black Night. A play about the 1972 surreal cold war confrontation between chess grandmaster Bobby Fisher & soviet champion Boris Spassky
Height: 5’9 (175cm)
Weight: 12 st (76kg)
Casting Age: 40-55 years
Eye Colour: Brown
Accents: north East England(native) Yorkshire. New York American. eastern European?
Languages: English (native)