Kent Valentine is a critically acclaimed, Australian, stand-up comedian, currently based in London.
Prior to moving to England Kent toured NSW as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.
"Valentine is equal parts prepossessing, cavalier, clever and hilarious enough to make it both sincere and original." - Jo Higgins, State of the Arts
With an infectious mix of irreverence and enthusiastic optimism, Kent Valentine is one of the most dynamic comedians on the Australian comedy landscape.
His three solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (A Fistful of Rainbows, What Would Batman Do? & Be My [Kent] Valentine) have all received with critcal acclaim, and his 2006 Adelaide Fringe show with fellow comedian Sam Bowring picked up a nomination for "Best Emerging Comedy".
This year Kent has been the MC for both the Festival Club at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Roadshow which travels around Australia after the festival.
In 2005, Kent was one of 4 Australian comics selected to perform in The Comedy Zone, a festival show run by the Melbourne Comedy Festival that showcases Australia's best new talent.
While they were on air, Kent had a regular guest spot on the Triple J radio breakfast show with Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson.
Kent also ran A Mic in Hand at the Friend in Hand, Sydney's favourite open mic comedy venue with Sam Bowring from 2003 until June 2007.
Kent can be seen regularly performing around the country as a feature, support and MC.
Kent hates talking about himself in the 3rd person, but hey, what can you do?
"Kent Valentine is a hugely endearing presence, a natural raconteur..." -
"Kent Valentine is a comedy locomotive with a captivating storytelling style mixed with brutally hilarious honesty."
- Triple M
"rapid-fire, quick-witted... an undeniably funny hour ****"
- The Adelaide Advertiser
- 2008 - A Fistful of Rainbows - solo show (Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival)
- 2007 - What Would Batman Do? -solo show (Melbourne Comedy Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival)
- 2007 - Splitting the Bill 2: Receipts Ahoy - with Sam Bowring (Adelaide Fringe Festival)
- 2006 - By My (Kent) Valentine - solo show (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
- 2006 - Splitting the Bill - with Sam Bowring(Adelaide Fringe Festival)
- 2005 - The Comedy Zone - ensemble show (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
- 2008 - Stand-up Australia
- 2007 - Stand-up Australia
- 2007 - Cracker Comedy Gala
- 2006 - Stand-up Australia (twice)
- 2005 - The Best of Dolphin Juice
2004/2005 - Mid-Dawn Host, JJJ
2004 - Mid Dawn Guest, JJJ
- 2004 - Regular Breakfast Guest, JJJ