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KEVIN DEWSBURY

Kevin became a pro comedian when he was part of Just the Tonic’s Big Value show in Edinburgh 2004.  Over the years he’s performed at T in The Park, Download, Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, Frog and Bucket and many more. He appeared on ITV’s ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ and ‘Take The Mike’ and worked as a warm-up comedian for Channel 4s Balls of Steel. 

 

He’s been the support act for Tim Vine, Rob Llewellyn, Lucy Porter and Rhod Gilbert on UK Tours. A finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of The Year competition and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. 

 

After taking some time out in the late 2000’s after suffering a breakdown and being diagnosed with psychosis and depression he returned to the stand-up circuit in around 2012. Since then he has taken four shows to Edinburgh, ’In…Sane,' (His autobiographical show about his mental health journey) ‘Out Now’ (Exploring sexuality) and the hit parody cookery show ‘Kev’s Komedy Kitchen’. 

 

Kevin also writes and performs in the comedy duo ‘Your Dad’s Mum’ (with Bexie Archer) and their first show ‘Tues Night @ Social Club’ was nominated for best debut at Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 and went on to a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2021 at The Gilded Balloon.

 

Kevin’s film credits include Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ and Neville in ‘Destination Dewsbury’, he has also fronted various TV advertising campaigns. Theatre work includes James Joyce in Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’, Llewelyn in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ and The Fool in King Lear.

 

 

‘Off-the-cuff one-liners and great punchlines to longer riffs. His observations on life are sharp and on the ball’ Broadway Baby

 

'Praise be! – at last a comic that is a great relief among the laddish banalities of the Fringe.' Scotsgay

 

“He has a touch of early Eddie Izzard about him, both in his demeanour, delivery and look and his understated, self-deprecating humour was the perfect foil to the comics who followed him” Northampton Chronicle & Echo

 

“His delivery is spot on, delightfully funny” Broadway Baby

 

“A real treat of understated deadpan humour” Three Weeks, Edinburgh

 

'An excellent comedian, one of the most underrated comics on the circuit' BBC Sheffield

 

'Straight outta Vic and Bob via The Delightful Sausage and with a pinch of The League of Gentlemen - every night at the social is an absolute belter! Surely more prizes are on the way!' Andy Hollingworth

 

'A lot of silly charm and raucous fun, a ribald night out' Steve Bennett, Chortle

'This show packs in the punchlines, the duo can certainly craft a good gag' The Skinny

 

'Enchantingly delightful, exceptional comedic talents' Broadway Baby

 

Kev's Komedy Kitchen 

‘The best show I’ve seen at the fringe. Quirky, different, immensely engaging. A masterpiece of performance and comedy, with strong elements of farce and character. A must see show. ’ (Notts Comedy Review) 

 

‘Sheer entertainment! Kevin is marvellous, reminiscent of Tony Hancock. A rollicking good show’ (Girl with the Edinburgh Tattoo) 

 

In...Sane

‘This story is told with incredible candour and bravery, his delivery is spot on’ (Sarah McIntosh, Broadway Baby) 

 

‘The undoubted highlight for me. Never have I seen anybody (let alone a comedian) talk about mental illness with so much brutal honesty and graphic detail, and yet be so really f**king funny as Kevin Dewsbury’ (Alternative Barnsley) 

 

Out Now

‘Off-the-cuff one-liners and great punchlines to longer riffs. His observations on life are sharp and on the ball’ (Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby) 

 

'Praise be! – at last a comic that is a great relief among the laddish banalities of the Fringe.' Scotsgay

 

'Wonderful observations, his songs are inspired, his asides sublime and all this wrapped up in a plethora of cock-jokes.' LGBTtheatre.com

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