Described by The Guardian as “Like TV Burp if Harry Hill was on PCP”, David Trent has been blowing minds since 2012 with intelligently depicted yet hilariously explosive observations of modern day pop culture.
Smashing on to the comedy scene in 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his debut solo show ‘Spontaneous Comedian’ David Trent wowed audiences and critics alike with his unique brand of tech heavy comedy and high octane audiovisual onslaught, selling out the 26 night run and receiving a nomination for the coveted Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Further recognition quickly followed with a run at noted London comedy haunt, The Soho Theatre and another nomination, this time for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2012 Chortle Awards.
David has since been storming the UK’s comedy circuit with entertainment that The Scotsman has described as “a searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content”. 2013 saw David take his eagerly anticipated second solo show, ‘This Is All I Have’ to the Edinburgh Fringe, which was met with a plethora of brilliant reviews and another invitation to perform at The Soho Theatre. His third offering ‘David Trent: Live At The Pleasance Courtyard’ graced the 2014 Fringe Festival to more critical acclaim.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career David is also currently starring in ‘Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment’ for BBC Three and has appeared on ‘Live At The Electric’ (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s ‘50 Funniest Moments’ of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
David has a number of his own television projects in development and is the creator of online prank series ‘Totally Trented’ starring a host of riotous comics. He is currently preparing a new solo show, set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Trent is hilarious. In a just world, splenetic anger should pay his mortgage. ★★★★ Chortle
He’s come up with a fresh way of commenting on the world we live in. Guardian
A searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content. Scotsman
- Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment
- Live at The Electric
- Fifty Funniest Moments 2012/13/14
- David Trent: Live At The Pleasance Courtyard – 2014
- This Is All I Have – 2013
- Spontaneous Comedian – 2012
- Nish Kumar’s Sky Christmas Comedy Short Performer 2015
- Totally Trented Web Series Co-creator / Writer / Performer 2014 / 2015
- Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club Presenter March 2014
- Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Nominee 2012
- Chortle Best Breakthrough Artist Nominee 2012
- Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Finalist 2011
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