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Damien Power

Three-time Barry nominee Damien Power is widely regarded as the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit. After just a handful of years playing festivals, he’s racked up a number of awards, nominations and rave reviews, as well as selling out rooms across the country.

Damien toured his raw, assured I Can’t Believe I Cared to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. He took the 2016 festival scene by storm with Sell Mum Into Slavery, and was filmed as part of ABC-TV’s Next Gen series.

Damien is also a member of the “True Australian Patriots” – winners of the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He stars in fellow True Australian Patriot performer Anne Edmonds’ new show for ABC iView, The Edge Of The Bush, had his own segment – “Power to the People” – on The Project and featured in the ABC series Fancy Boy.

The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Barry award for Best Show for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, a grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder.

Catch this award-winning hour of Power - Utopia: Live in 3D – at Assembly for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

DAMIEN POWER

COMEDIAN/WRITER/ACTOR

 

Three-time Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award nominee Damien Power is widely regarded as the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit.

 

Damien’s material ranges from personal stories about his brother Will Power (a famous IndyCar driver) to impassioned and absurdist socio-political commentary. After just a handful of years playing festivals, he’s racked up awards, nominations and rave reviews as well as selling out rooms across the country.

 

But it’s not just locals that are talking about Damien. He was hand-picked to support Tenacious D’s last tour around Australia and has subsequently supported Doug Stanhope and Maz Jobrani, as well as live-tweeting his brother Will's IndyCar Championship win to an international audience of motoring and comedy enthusiasts, gaining attention from USA Today, NBC and Fox Sports, as well as IndyCar HQ. This year he captured the attention of Hollywood comedy royalty Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Tim and Eric Show, Great Job!) who named him as one to watch.

 

Damien toured his raw, assured I Can’t Believe I Cared to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. He took the 2016 festival scene by storm with Sell Mum Into Slavery, and was filmed as part of ABC-TV’s Next Gen series.

 

In Australia, Damien is also a member of the “True Australian Patriots” – winners of the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He stars in fellow True Australian Patriot performer Anne Edmonds’ new show for ABC TV, The Edge Of The Bush, had his own segment – “Power to the People” – on The Project and featured in the ABC series Fancy Boy.

 

The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Barry for Best Show for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, a grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder. His award-winning hour of Power - Utopia: Live in 3D – will play at Assembly for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

*NOMINATED Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015 and 2016

*WINNER Director’s Choice Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016

*NOMINATED Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival

*NOMINATED Best Newcomer at MICF

 

 

"Damien Power is one of the most gifted, creative, imaginative stand ups of his generation, hands down" - Scenestr, 2016.

 

"This is stand-up comedy at its best: intelligent, challenging, and utterly enjoyable." - The Music ★★★★1/2 Stars, 2016

 

“Power is the one to see”  - ★★★★★  Beat, 2016

 

“An outstanding character comedian, conjuring exotic personae in clever routines.” - The Courier Mail

 

TV

2017 ABC TV Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)
2016 Comedy Channel JFL - The Stand Up Series (Comedy Spot)
2016 ABC TV Fancy Boy (Actor) December Media/ABC TV
2016 ABC iView The Edge Of The Bush (Actor)
2016 Channel 9/Adult Swim Fish Centre (Voice Over)
2016 Network Ten The Project: "Power to the People" segment
2016 ABC 1 The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (guest appearance, True Australian Patriots)
2016 ABC 1 Comedy Up Late (comedy spot)
2015 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs Australia (comedy spot)
2015 ABC 1 Comedy Up Late (comedy spot)
2014 The Comedy Channel Just For Laughs - The Stand Up Series (comedy spot)
2014 ABC 2 Dirty Laundry Live (sketch performer)

 

RADIO

2013 Triple J Debate Night With Tom and Alex

 

 LIVE SHOWS

2017

Utopia: Now in 3D! Solo Show FringeWorld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2016

Sell Mum Into Slavery - Solo Show Fringeworld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2016

True Australian Patriots - with Anne Edmonds and Greg Larsen Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2015

I Can't Believe I Cared - Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ComedyTrain Amsterdam

2014

Keit - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival.

2013

The Disillusioned Ego - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2013

Monkeys In Space - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2012

Monkeys In Space - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival 

2012

The Comedy Zone - Stand Up Spot, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2012

Skills in Time: Got Dem Big City Dreams - Actor, Writer and Director; Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2011

Driven - Solo Show, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2008

Fourplay Brisbane Comedy Showcase - Spot, Adelaide Fringe Festival 

 

OTHER NOTABLE WORK

2016 Dave Hughes - Support Melbourne
2016 Just For Laughs Sydney - Stand Up Series (Spot)
2016 Maz Jobrani - Support Sydney & Melbourne
2014-15 Fancy Boy Variety Show – ongoing guest
2014 Doug Stanhope tour – support Adelaide & Brisbane
2013 Tenacious D national tour - Australian Support
2013 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase - Australian Tour (spot)
2013 Sydney Comedy Festival Gala - Spot
2012 Sydney Fringe Festival Showcase - Spot
2012 The Best in Live Comedy - Sydney Comedy Store (spot)

 

AWARDS

2017

WINNER Pinder Prize - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Utopia: Now in 3D!)

2017

NOMINATED Barry Award - Most Outstanding Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Utopia: Now in 3D!)

2016

WINNER Director's Choice Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festial (True Australian Patriots)

2016

NOMINATED Barry Award - Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Sell Mum Into Slavery)

2015

NOMINATED Barry Award - Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival (I Can't Believe I Cared)

2013

NOMINATED Best Newcomer - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Monkeys In Space)

2013

NOMINATED Best Comedy - Sydney Fringe Festival (Monkeys In Space)

2008

FINALIST Village Idiot Comedy Competition - Bangalow Comedy Festival

2007

WINNER Legends of Laughter Comedy Competition - Gold Coast Arts Centre

2007

STATE FINALIST Raw Comedy Competition - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

 

ADDITIONAL WRITING

2013 ABC TV

Tractor Monkeys Episodes 4 - 6

 

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Last updated: June 2017