Damian Kingsley

Top Quality Comedy Club Comedian

Son of an English teacher and a cockney builder, Damian was brought up in the coastal town of Rye near Hastings. He studied English literature and linguistics at university and then spent 9 years in Tokyo as an English teacher, translator, magazine columnist and, finally, stand up comic.

While in Tokyo he started a successful English school and unsuccessful marriage. He began as a comic doing open spots in August 2005 but quickly progressed to paid work and comparing at Tokyo Comedy Store. His first performance at a comedy competition was in Japanese at the freestyle comedy R-1 Grand Prix, Tokyo, January 2007. After a couple of years on the Tokyo ex-pat comedy circuit, he returned to the UK in August 2007 to give comedy a proper go.

Since returning to the UK, Damian has moved from open spots to paid 15 -20 minute spots at established clubs such as the Kings Head (sat nights/ comparing), Bearcat, The Stand, and clubs in Kent and Sussex including Lonestar Comedy, Bromley Comedy, The Therapy Room etc. From 2009 he has started performing longer sets as a headliner at smaller gigs (Slicc Comedy, Hastings, Oi Oi Comedy, That Time of the Month, Newport Pagnell and The Comedy Rocket, Bristol which received a 4 star review for the night from Steve Wright at Venue Magazine)

He has been a finalist/winner in several new act competitions and has been given frequent, sought after, try out spots at the Comedy Store, Fym Fyg Bar, Banana Cabaret, Highlight, Jongleurs etc.

He is also a keen festival-goer and has run shows at Leicester Fringe 2009 (3 Jesters in Leicester - Damian Kingsley, Catie Wilkins & Dylan Bray), Brighton Fringe 2009 (The Midnight Comedy Showcase with special guests including Seann Walsh, Richard Perry, Catie Wilkins & Dylan Bray), and Edinburgh Fringe 2009 (The Kingsley and I - Compilation show with specials guest including Carey Marx, Kent Valentine etc).

In 2010 he returned to Edinburgh with a busier schedule than ever, performing in three free festival shows (Damian Kingsley and Julian Deane - Stand Up, An Introduction: Luke Graves & Damian Kingsley, Late and Free, midnight compilation show co-hosted with Frank Cassidy).

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Previous Clients

  • The Kings Head
  • Highlight Comedy
  • The Stand
  • Out Of Bounds,
  • Lonestar Comedy
  • Bearcat Comedy
  • Soho Comedy Club
  • Bromley Comedy Club
  • The Laughing Horse
  • Mirth Control
  • The Comedy Store
  • Up The Creek
  • Jongleurs
  • The Funny Side
  • Comedy Cafe
  • And Many More!


  • Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Finalist 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 2008/2009
  • Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Semi-finalist 2008/ 2010


"One of the best new acts I've seen here"
- Tommy, London Comedy Store, 2008

A marvellous compere, Kingsley has found his true vocation
- Three Weeks, Brighton Fringe, 2009"

Super Storyteller
- Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon

"The audience seemed to like him"

"A comedy king is born"
- Hastings Observer

Charming, funny, engaging
- Scott Capurro

"Very funny man!"
- Gina Yashere

"Damian's material is clever and creative. I really enjoyed his set."
- Tommy Campbell

"Amazingly funny"
- Phil Butler, The Giggle Inn

Set Formats

Damian Kingsley Offers:

1 x 30 Minute Set