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Interview with David Trent (Humour Me Comedy Podcast)

UCL Sound on July 30, 2013 10:13

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    David Trent is “one of the most talked-about people in comedy right now.” (GUARDIAN ****) and was nominated forthe Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 as well as the 2013 Chortle Comedy Awards Breakthrough Act. After a total sell-out run of 'Spontaneous Comedian' in 2012, 'This Is All I Have' is David's second ever Edinburgh show and returns to Edinburgh with his computer, projector and accessories in crates and his screen by his side. Nightly he will take the computer and projector and accessories out of the crates, place them onto the crates, connect them together and project images both moving and still onto the screen which will be placed approximately three feet in front of the projector. In addition to this he will direct inject the sound from the computer into the Public Address system of the venue. He will speak into a microphone alongside the images and sounds to create laughter. This is 2013. This is Comedy. THIS IS ALL HE HAS.

    Up until December 2012, David Trent juggled full time primary school teaching with comedy. He no longer teaches.

    The show consists of 11 high quality routines* to be performed in the following order:
    Opening Sequence (1 Slide) Expectation (8 Slides), Concerns (15 slides), Learning Objective (16 slides), I’m Here (44 slides), Are You Sure (16 slides), Silk N’ Shine (13 slides), The Look (5 slides), Ill Communication (15 slides), Capsicum (5 slides), Thanks Very Much (1 slide)

    “Inventive, tech-heavy comedy that’s smart and dumb in equal measure.’” CHORTLE ****

    “Natural flair for the absurd.” OBSERVER

    ‘A creator of bold, category-defying comedy.’ THE STAGE

    ’This stunning debut marries slick multimedia with the sort of bold, upfront attitude that usually heralds a major Fringe talent.’ SCOTSMAN

    ‘David Trent - This Is All I Have’
    Pleasance Dome - Jack Dome
    10.45pm (1hour)
    31st July - 25th August 2013
    Strong language and explicit material

    Image Credit: Idil Sukan / Draw HQ


    Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.;search%3Asara%20shulman

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