David Trent singlehandedly failed to make any impression whatsoever on the UK comedy scene since August 2006 until he went to Edinburgh in 2012 and smashed the living shit out of it with his total sell out, Edinburgh Comedy award nominated show “Spontaneous Comedian”.
David Trent would like to repeat the fact that his Edinburgh Show,
“Spontaneous Comedian” TOTALLY SOLD OUT IT’S ENTIRE
RUN IN THE WORST YEAR FOR EDINBURGH SALES EVER.
David Trent is aware that the venue only held 56 seats.
David Trent failed to win the award.
It did not kill him. It only made him stronger, made him stand a little taller, made him a fighter.
David Trent was a 2011 finalist in the historic ‘Hackney Empire New Act of The Year’ competition.
This was the year that the prestigious competition moved from the Hackney Empire to the Barbican and became known as ‘The Barbican NewAct Of The Year (Formerly Known As The Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Competition) Competition’ – a name with absolutely no cachet whatsoever within the comedy industry.
David Trent had never been on the television in any capacity as a comedian until this terrible omission was finally rectified in 2013 when he appeared on Channel 4’s “THE 50 FUNNIEST MOMENTS OF 2013” – a show that is almost certainly going to change the face of comedy in the UK if not the entire world.
David Trent wrote this himself.
‘His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique…genuine originality.’ Chortle
‘A creator of bold, category-defying comedy.’ Stage
‘A first rate comic mind’ Guardian
Praise for Spontaneous Comedian
‘David Trent bursts on to the Fringe with ballsy, bold and intense hour of inventive, tech-heavy comedy that’s smart and dumb in equal measure.’ Chortle
“A swaggering debut from Trent, a double act with a Dell Studio 17 that will live long in the random-access memory.” The Guardian
“The title, incidentally, is wholly ironic – you just hope he will cope with the vicissitudes of the success that will surely come .” The Independent
‘This stunning debut marries slick multimedia with the sort of bold, upfront attitude that usually heralds a major Fringe talent.’ Scotsman
Club Chains with multiple venues
Glee Clubs, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Just The Tonic, Jongleurs
Independent promoters / clubs:
OTK, Comedy Box, Ten Feet Tall, Toby Jones, Funhouse Comedy, Baby Blue, Neil Jollie