Type of Stand Up Comedy:
Dark - Theatrical - Surreal
The Love Child Of Tommy Cooper, Count Arthur Strong, & Jack The Ripper (It Was A Threesome)
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PSYCHO DAVE'S ACT:
For the first couple of years of Dave's solo career, he performed as "Psycho Dave And His Stuffed Mum" - The "Stuffed Mum" being a life size facsimile of his dead mother that accompanied him on stage in a wheelchair. The humor was dark, surreal, and ideal for halloween (Psycho Dave once performed at the Amused Moose's Halloween Event in London) - Plenty of one liners, and fantastic scenarios (always with a strong punchline). But The "Mother" prop became a little too cumbersome to cart around to gigs, so he eventually locked her in the fruit cellar, and carried on alone. 2013 saw the comeback of "Stuffed Mum", When Psycho Dave and His Stuffed Mum headlined at Neath's Infamous "Clown's Pocket Comedy Club" -
Psycho Dave is not your run of the mill stand up comedian, he is quite, quite different: His act is a mixture of Stand up and Theatre - he Prefers to call himself a "Performance Comedian", rather than a "Stand Up".
PSYCHO DAVE & HIS STUFFED MUM - Has performed Solo Stand-up Since: 1999 - Although he was a member of the comedy sketch team, Channel 69, before that - They were the First Comedy Performance Team to be awarded a grant by the Prince's Trust.
Not only was he a performer with Channel 69, he was also the writer of the team's sketches. - Channel 69 Performed Live, and were also featured on the pilot episode of a BBC WalesTtelevision Sunday Afternoon Magazine Programme - They also performed live on the Roy Noble Radio Show (BBC Radio Wales). Channel 69's most notorious gig was supporting the Late, Great, Jake Thackery, at the Officer's Mess RAF ST Athens. They were mistakenly booked as a Folk Group, But Their style of comedy (which included a sketch where Dave had to bare his buttocks and simulate sex with the leg of another member of the team), so offended the Officer's Wives, that they were not allowed back on in the second half of the show.
Other Comedy Groups Dave Has been A member Of:
The Three Goth Comedians & The Swansea Comedy Guild: Dave was Secretary of The Guild, which was funded by a Lottery Grant, which allowed the Guild to run two Free Comedy Clubs in Swansea, Called The Psychotic Cockle & The Psychotic Beaver. The Guild were also invited to run a pre-Launch Comedy Night at the Glee Club in Cardiff - it featured members of the Guild, including Psycho Dave (Dave being the first stand up comedian to perform a set on the Cardiff Glee Club Stage).
Other Comedy Clubs Dave Has Run:
Psycho's Comedy & Club (Swansea) - The Club Hosted the First Ever Welsh heat of the BBC New Comedy Awards
RADIO, TV, Podcast, And Film Credits:
The Roy Noble Radio Roadshow (Performer) - BBC Radio Wales
The Owen Money Radio Show (Interviewee) - BBC Radio Wales
The Bizarro World Of Psycho Dave (4 Part Series Written and Presented by Psycho Dave) - Swansea Local Radio
Twin Town - Movie - (The man In The Pink Towel In The Massage Parlour Scene)
Ugly Lovely Night - Movie - (Lead Role as the Ghost Of Dylan Thomas)
Take The Mike - ITV TV Stand Up Show - (The episode that starred the Late Malcolm Hardee)
Sherlock Holmes And The Chritmas Garfunkel - PODCAST - (Starred in, and Wrote, The Episode)
The Small World Of Little Jimmy Small - PODCAST - (Starred in, and wrote, the four part podcast series)
The Paranoia Show - Channel 4's First Online Comedy Sketch Show (Co-Writer) - Recorded Live at the Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow.
The Channel 4 / Comedy Unit: "Gags To Go" Competition 2007 - This was a national competition for writers of comedy for New Media.