Best known for playing Tinky Winky in the Teletubbies, Dave plays a semi-regular character in both series of Al Murray’s sitcom Time Gentlemen Please, and two cameo roles in Ben Elton’s feature film Maybe Baby. Dave has appeared in ITV’s The All New Harry Hill Show, and TV Burp! and plays various roles in Harry Hill’s stage show, Wild Horses.
Dave is an international stand-up comedian and compere, known for his brilliant one-liners and odd persona. He has written for Harry Hill’s TV Burp! and The Sketch Show, which were broadcast on ITV. Both series of The Sketch Show have sold around the world, including to CBS in America.
Dave co-wrote (with Jim Tavare) part of the book Sit Down Comedy, which was published in August 2003. Dave also writes for other stand-up comedians appearing live and on TV. These include Bruce Forsyth, Boothby Graffoe, Jim Tavare, John Moloney, Dominic Frisbee, Phil Davey, and Tony Law.
Stand up work includes Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, Banana Cabaret, Hampstead Comedy Club, Up the Creek, Red Rose, Kings Head, Comic Discipline
Overseas work includes Ireland, France, Sweden, The Falklands, Holland, The Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and The USA.
Corporate work includes Red Star, VLM Airlines and Lloyds TSB, plus a number of corporate functions in Holland and Sweden, and corporate writing.
Film & Television
Television credits include: First Born for the BBC; Harry Hill’s Fruit Fancies for Avalon TV; Teletubbies for the BBC; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea and The Trojan Horse for CBS; Funny Business and The Paul Ross Show, both for Carlton TV; Not The Jack Docherty Show and The Comedy Network for C5; Dream World, The Harry Hill Show, Paul Zenon’s Turning Tricks and TV Unzipped all for C4; I Love 1997 and Never Mind the Buzzcocks for the BBC; The All New Harry Hill Show and TV Burp! for ITV, and Time Gentlemen Please for SKY and The Paramount Comedy Channel, Hot for Men and Motors Channel Granada Sky; and Hot for MTV.
Dave has been in a number of commercials including: Barclays Bank, Golden Wonder, British Gas, The Observer Newspaper, Walkers Crisps, Taunton Cider and Cadbury’s Fuse Bar.
Dave has also done warm-up spots for The Harry Hill Show and The Ben Elton Show, and has been in the feature film – Maybe Baby directed by Ben Elton.
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