David is a comedian, writer, actor, musician and pauper and back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave. Most recently, he was featured amongst the Daily Telegraphs 20 Funniest One-liners of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and Comedy Centrals 35 Funniest Jokes of the Year (2017) plus i Newspapers 50 Best Jokes, The Scotsmans 40 Best Jokes and Edinburgh Evening News 40 Funnest One-Liners of 2018 Edinburgh Fringe lists.
Credits with Doggett & Ephgrave include (in brief): eleven seasons with The Comedy Project at the Soho Theatre, various stand-up shows on the Edinburgh, Brighton, Camden and Leicester Fringe plus Mostly Comedy, their monthly comedy club at both Leicester Square Theatre and the Market Theatre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. A notable D&E career highlight was reading an episode of their self-written sitcom Nick & Joe at the Soho Theatre, alongside a cast including Michael Barrymore and Norman Lovett (Holly in Red Dwarf).
Doggett & Ephgrave also host the More Than Mostly Comedy Podcast, in which they interview many of the acts that play their club. Interviewees include Phill Jupitus, Paul Daniels, Sean Hughes, Richard Herring, Arthur Smith, Kevin Eldon, Phil Kay and John Thomson, to name a few. They also present a weekly show, Doggett & Ephgrave: In Your Inner Ear, on SG1 Radio.
David's solo acting credits include Paul McCartney in the No. 1 Tour of The Roy Orbison Story,Buddy Holly in the UK / Ireland Tour of Buddy Holly and the Cricketers and Richard in the West End production of Dreamboats and Petticoats. He took his first solo stand-up show, and Ephgrave, to the 2015 Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals, his second, 'Mostly David Ephgrave', to Brighton and Edinburgh in 2016, his third, 'Now Who's a Comedian', to Edinburgh in 2017 - and his fourth, 'David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall' to Edinburgh in August 2018. He also writes a daily blog.
Among the Daily Telegraphs 20 Funniest One-liners from 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Comedy Centrals 35 Funniest Jokes of the Year 2017 and i Newspaper's 50 Best Jokes from 2018 Edinburgh Fringe lists.
David Ephgrave was as smooth as they come (BBC)
...has an eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous (Camden Fringe Voyeur)
"Wonderfully innovative comedy." (Broadway Baby)
"Ephgrave is extremely comfortable on stage, handling enthusiastic heckles with ease...the way he interacts with his audience and gets the timing spot on does reveal he's no newcomer to the comedy circuit." (View From the Gods)
"David Ephgrave is a refreshingly down to earth comedian...devastatingly witty." (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with...He's a natural entertainer." (View From The Gods)
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