...MY NEW SHOW FOR 2016...
MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE
COME AND SEE ME LIVE AT THE POETRY CAFE, COVENT GARDEN: thursday 28 april (with John Hegley)... thursday 19 may (with John Dowie)... wednesday 15 june (with Phill Jupitus)... friday 15 july (with Rachel Parris) more dates to follow...
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Writer, comedian, Perrier nominee in a previous century, founder member of the Comedy Store Players - in the 1980s I was an averagely successful stand-up comedian. Hey, let's not be over-modest here - Britain's Most Averagely Successful stand-up comedian.
In recent years I've written for Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and as a comic songwriter, co-creating the Radio 4 hit 15 Minute Musical and writing loads of songs for the hit BBC Childrens' Show Horrible Histories. (see link Doh Re Me) also for the ITV topical comedy show 'Newzoids'. 'Horrible Histories' was named Best Comedy by Childrens' BAFTAS 2010 and 2011, and Best Sketch Show two years running at the British Comedy Awards. And was nominated AGAIN at the 2014 British Comedy Awards. Plus the show is returning to CBBC with a brand new series STARTING IN MAY 2015. Meanwhile here's a song from it about 800 years of Magna Carta:
These days I also teach, script read, blog and podcast about comedy. http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/
Shift your gaze rightwards for my me-nu.
In 2013 I writed a book...
"a gag-packed insight into the inner workings of the comedy world... Go out and bloody well buy the whole book" Bruce Dessau Beyond The Joke
"An engrossing, entertaining read...there are precious few books... explaining exactly what it's like and what it takes to do the job. Step forward Dave Cohen...not just a book for potential performers, but also for those who have an interest in how comedy is put together and the personalities of those who do it. Yet the book is also full of useful advice won from sometimes hard personal experience...Cohen writes in a natural, easy style, conveying plenty insight and information as he succinctly tells things as they are – at least in his well-judged opinion. And as an averagely successful comedian, that’s an opinion worth hearing." Steve Bennett, Chortle
"seek out a copy, take it into a quiet corner and devour it." James Cary, Sitcom Geek
and performed a new show...
Songs In A Flat
“Funny, purposeful and passionate… gag-strewn lyrics enhanced by the musical delivery… jaunty tunes and playful use of language appeal to a childish love of a stupid joke.” Chortle “Well judged, well-written... won over by Cohen's good-natured performance” London Is Funny “Smart and very funny. We laughed like drains” HuffingtonPost UK
What happens next...? See 'Live'