Dave has been a stand up comic since 1989 and is a regular headlining act playing all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide.
Dave has had two very successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Pleasance Courtyard with his one man shows. First ‘On The Edge’ in 1998 and then ‘I Am in The Attic, Mother’ in 1999.
He has also appeared regularly at the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, in Ireland, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal 2001, the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival.
He has worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic.
He is a regular guest on comedy panel shows Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2) and 8 Out Of Ten Cats (C4) and starred in the BBC3 late night sitcom Dogtown.
He has acted on the west end stage with Christian Slater in the stage play One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest also Twelve Angry Men at the Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh festival and The Odd Couple with Bill Bailey and Alan Davies at the Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh.
He is a regular guest improviser with the ‘Comedy Store Players’.
He is also a scriptwriter whose credits include the stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Shawshank Redemption co-written with Owen O’Neill. Following an outstanding season at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin the production is transferred to London’s West End – opening in 2009.
Dave has also written a radio play about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, entitled Dark Night in Reykjavik, set during Fischer’s missing 24 hours on the eve of the first game of the 1972 world chess championship.
"He is probably one of the funniest stand up comics you've never heard of ... He is the real deal"
"Dave Johns has a uncontrived manner and sense of fun on stage that most comics can only dream about"
"He shifts from the sublime, to genius, to uproar in the blink of an eye"