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Facilitators of Mirth

David Longley

Biography

David Longley
David Longley

Appearances & credits

David Longley

Writing credits

David Longley

Media & press

Biography

David Longley is a difficult comedian to define; on the one hand, abrasive, crude and insulting and on the other, articulate, intelligent and disarmingly funny.

"Acid tongued and as sharp as a barrel full of tacks… As intense and intelligent performer as you're likely to see"
– The List

 

Longley's towering stage presence and intensity, combined with his cutting wit have made him one of the most popular circuit comics in the UK, whether it's doling out thought-provoking insights or reveling in toilet humour, Longley is a gifted wordsmith with great audience interaction skills.

"A uniquely fascinating act... A must see" – Steve Bennet

 

"Proves that comedy can say something important and, crucially, still be funny"
– Metro

 

David has a humble silliness which ingratiates him to audiences, he delivers deadpan accounts of his everyday life which are shockingly honest, well considered and divinely funny, maintaining a rapport with the audience that is at once edgy and accessible, engaging the whole room.

Longley is a regular headline act at comedy clubs all over the country and is also in demand as an MC.

 

 

 

"Highly original and bloody funny"
– Three Weeks

 

"Intelligent, silly, thought-provoking and filthy" – Metro

 

As well as being a great addition to any club line up, David had also written and performed four full length festival solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, each one greeted with critical acclaim. These shows have demonstrated his style of mixing everyday trials and tribulations with philosophical ideas which work beautifully together to create an enjoyable hour; an hour those audiences rarely forget.

"Wonderfully satisfying, thinking man’s comedy with just enough poo to keep the scat fans happy" – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

 

He has a skilful eye for the nuance in dialogue and incident, which transfers from his stage act to his screen writing with delightful results. He writes across a variety of genres and is currently working on sitcom, drama and documentary script ideas.

"giving things just that extra twist beyond the expected"
– Chortle

 

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Appearances & credits

Festivals:

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 - Everything I hate about my Club set
  • Kendal Calling Festival 2016
  • Kendal Calling Festival 2015
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 - My Favourite Things
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009 - No Going Back
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008 - A Joke is Just a Joke
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007 - A Clever Title
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007 - Headlined Big Value Late

Television & film:

  • Live from the Magners Glasgow Comedy Festival – Dave TV - 2010

Currently appearing at:

The Boatshow, The Glee Clubs, Banana, The Comedy Store, The Stand, Komedia, Off the Kerb, Rawhide, CSE shows, The Last Laugh, Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, and many more

Writing credits

  • Writer - The Nightly Show, Jason Manford, 2017 (ITV)
  • Writer - 8 Out of 10 Cats, 2014 (Channel 4)
  • Writer - with Raman Sharma, The Sweetstall, March 2012 (BBC In House Taster, Produced by Joanna Blake. Directed by Jason Wingard)
  • Writer and Actor - '6 Weeks'- Taster, March 2008 (Baby Cow Productions)
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