Damien Power

“Delivered with the forceful swagger of a bar-room philosopher" - Chortle
WINNER, Melbourne Comedy Festival Pinder Prize, 2017

A three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Damien Power is the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit, racking up numerous awards, nominations and rave reviews, and 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, which was filmed as part of ABC TV’s Comedy 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’ 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 Tonightly and Fancy Boy.

The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, an Edinburgh Fringe grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder. Utopia: Live in 3D played at the Assembly for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at London’s Soho Theatre.

In the same year, Damien was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, appearing on All Access, hosted by Wyatt Cenac and filmed for the Comedy Network in Canada.

Damien is currently touring his new live show. Tour dates and ticket details can be found here.

  • Television
  • Live Shows
  • Other Notable Live Work
  • Awards
  • Radio
  • Additional Writing

2019 – ABC TV: Utopia – Actor. Episode “The Ghost of Christmas Future”

2016-19 – Channel Ten: The Project: desk guest and “Power to the People”, occasional segment

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala – Comedy Spot

2018 – ABC Comedy: Tonightly with Tom Ballard (Contributor & Stand Up Spot)

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala – Comedy Spot Comedy Canada JFL All Access

2016 – Comedy Channel: JFL Stand Up Series – comedy spot

2016 – ABC TV: Fancy Boy – actor, December Media

2016 – ABC iView: The Edge Of The Bush – actor

2016 – Channel 9: Fish Centre – Voice Over

2016 – ABC1: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering – guest appearance, True Australian Patriots

2016 – ABC1: Comedy Up Late – Comedy spot

2015 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Australia – comedy spot

2015 – ABC1: Comedy Up Late – comedy spot

2014 – Comedy Channel: Stand Up Series – comedy spot

2014 – ABC2: Dirty Laundry Live – sketch

2019 – Man Puts His Dreams In A Sock
Fringe World Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival

2018 – Violent Chaos Anyone?
Fringe World Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2017 – Utopia: Now In 3D!
FringeWorld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Theatre London, YACK Festival

2016 – Sell Mum Into Slavery
FringeWorld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2016 – True Australian Patriots (with Anne Edmonds + Greg Larsen)
Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2015 – I Can’t Believe I Cared
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ComedyTrain Amsterdam.

2014 – Keit
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

2017: Just For Laughs Montreal – Spots

2016: Dave Hughes – Support Melbourne

2016:  Just For Laughs Sydney – Stand Up Series – Spot 

2016: Maz Jobrani – support Sydney & Melbourne

2014-5: 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)

2019: NOMINATED Best Comedy Performer – Helpmann Awards

2017: WINNER Pinder Prize – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017: NOMINATED Barry Award – Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2016: NOMINATED Barry Award – Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2016: WINNER Director’s Choice Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival (True Australian Patriots)

2015: NOMINATED Barry Award – Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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

2013 – Triple J:  Debate night with Tom and Alex

2013 – Tractor Monkeys: Episodes 4 – 6