Stand Up Comedy

Dave has been a full-time comedian since 1998, and while he hasn’t become famous, nor has he starved to death, so he must be OK at this. He is booked for both compering and sets by a wide range of bookers and venues including the Comedy Store, Frog and Bucket, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Laughterhouse. Fans of comedy history will also recall the name of Jongleurs, for whom Dave regularly worked in the good old days.

He has performed overseas in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Australia, including a week headlining the Sydney Comedy Store. He has also performed in Cyprus for soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

Corporate clients have included BP, HSBC, First Group, Sainsbury’s and a range of sports clubs (awards nights, dinners etc).

In 2014 and 2020 Dave supported Tom Stade on tour, including the Leicester Square Theatre shows that were recorded for Tom’s live dvd.

Dave has been a contributor to Radio 4 Extra’s topical comedy show Newsjack.

Some press quotes:

“An amenable and engaging performer.”

The Stage

“Inspired one-liners punctuated with surreal nonsense.”

The Scotsman

“Settles the room with confidence and authority.”


“A fine, original comic mind…always surprising the audience with his wit.”

Manchester Evening News

“Charming storyteller with a delightful grasp of silliness.”

City Life

Dave Williams at the Manchester Comedy Store.