Damian Kingsley

Damian performed his first gig in Tokyo in 2006 at an ex-pat open mic club. In June 2008, he moved back to the UK to give comedy a proper go. He now does paid work for clubs such as Komedia, The Bearcat, The Kings Head, The Stand, Jongleurs, Highlight, Comedy Café and Up the Creek. He mixes dry observations with jokes and storytelling and is able to adapt his material for big “clubby” venues or for more intimate, alternative and theatre gigs. As well as performing on the club circuit, he has performed several shows at Brighton, Leicester and Edinburgh fringe festivals.


WeGotTickets Brighton Fringe New Act Finalist/Second Place 2012

Last Minute Comedy New Act of the Year Finalist/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 New Act Competition winner x 2

Quotes from Promoters/ Press:

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

"Slick, well-evoked, anecdotal material powered by punchlines" – Chortle

"A considerable talent, with strong anecdotal humour" - Three Weeks, Edinburgh 2011

“A marvellous compère, Kingsley has found his true vocation” - Three Weeks, Brighton Fringe 2009

“Super Storyteller” - Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon