David Mills won the New Act of the Year 20011 (formerly Hackney Empire New Act of the Year). His signature style merges Dave Allen and Kenneth Williams. He’s played all over London and the South east.
He’s ‘Second Banana’ or sidekick on Scott Capurro’s Position, the live, comedy chat show that has had multiple sell-out runs in London and a 5-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011.
Mills’ is also an established cabaret comic and performs with piano accompaniment. He’s had several solo shows including:
The New Black, 2009 — Leicester Square Theatre, Bistrotheque, Oval House
House Party — Camden Fringe, Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Brave New House Party — Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Swing Out Mister! — Bistrotheque
The Bigger Picture — Stagewerx Theatre (San Francisco) , Bistrotheque
‘His talent for whip cracking one-liners is audaciously thrilling.’ – Time Out
‘A gifted, bravura performer. His ruthless, cynical bitchiness is hysterically funny.’ — SF Bay Guardian.
‘His succession of one-liners struck home like polished darts, and his languid, camp persona rang, like, totally true. Mills’ was a stealthily consummate performance, well deserving of victory.’ — The Stage
‘His ability to mix up his comedy – from wry observation, to slam-bam punchline, to physical nuance – made this feel like the most rounded performance of the night, and the one that could most easily hold an audience for a full solo show. Mills’ stand-up is as sharp as his quiff – a tongue-lashing, gag-whacking joy to watch.’ – The Stage
‘A waspishly brilliant comic who, perched on a stool, looked and sounded like one of the Algonquin wits drinking cocktails in Manhattan.’ — Arthur Smith