Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland

Award Winning Comedian

Master of observational comedy, Dominic has been doing stand up comedy since 1991. He is a Perrier Award winner and has become one of the most regarded comedians of his generation. He’s a brilliant event compere and accomplished Awards host.

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Dominic Holland has been doing stand-up comedy since 1991 and has become one of the most regarded comedians of his generation.

Dominic has made countless TV appearances, recorded an award winning series for BBC Radio 4, and has published four novels and one non-fiction book, as well as writing umpteen articles and short stories. He is one of the country’s most respected comedians, playing regularly at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs and performing full length at theatres all over the country. Dominic’s material is what sets him apart, inoffensive and totally accessible to all, relying heavily on acute observations on all our lives. This material, combined with a very personable stage presence, always make his shows relaxing, intimate and hugely enjoyable.

Since becoming a professional comedian Dominic has performed five highly acclaimed sell out one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival, winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1993 followed by a Perrier Nomination at the 1996 Fringe. The Small World of Dominic Holland show for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in 2000, won a comic heritage award, a series he followed up with Holland’s Shorts. Dominic also co-wrote and appeared in the sitcom HAL which aired in the autumn of 2014.

His acting credits include Young Persons’ Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and the film Tube Tales. Dominic embarked on a writing career for the late Bob Monkhouse, On the Spot, BBC Radio 2’s What If sketch show and the BBC Clive Anderson series in which he also appeared, giving a comedic slant to the week’s news topics.

In addition, Dominic has made numerous guest appearances on such television shows as Have I Got News For You, The Clive James Show, The Brian Conley Show, The Des O’Connor Show, The Stand Up Show, Edinburgh Nights, Best of Edinburgh, The Royal Variety Show, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

The Sunday Times described him as ‘The UK’s master of observational comedy’ and the Daily Telegraph noted that ‘he is a top notch stand up who everyone should see’. Dominic’s personal favourite quote about himself was by the late Bob Monkhouse who called him ‘Britain’s funniest not yet famous comedian.’ Dominic is still working hard on the ‘not yet’ bit.

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“Dom had the audience in fits of laughter. He made the evening. You know it has gone well when your guests say that it was the “best ever” event because of the comedian. All I have to do now is try to top Dom’s performance at next year’s event. Thanks!”

Will Hawkins, Managing Editor, ACR Journal & Heat Pumps Today

 

“Dominic went the extra mile to make our Awards Dinner the success it deserved to be! He made sure the audience were engaged, and achieved just the right balance in his delivery and material. We look forward to working with him again in the future”.

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“We so enjoyed having Dom speak at our company conference, we decided to ask him back! As the compere at our annual Awards ceremony, Dom was hilarious, had real enthusiasm and energy, struck a great balance of laughter and respect for the audience and had great relevance with stories about his son’s success. I’d definitely recommend him!”

Justin Skinner, Cineworld Cinemas

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