Dave Johns

Links to 6 x 5 Star reviews for Dave's stand up show 'A Comic's Tale'  at the Edinburgh Festival 2022.

Best-reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2022 - British Comedy Guide



Watch this podcast with Dave and Richard Herring which was recorded at The Stand in Newcastle.  It records Dave's remarkable journey, with hilarious anecdotes, from bricklaying to "I, Daniel Blake".  A great lesson in how to stay down to earth when success comes knocking, from one of the most popular and most cheeky acts on the UK comedy circuit.


Andy Hollingworth - Photographer to the Comedy Stars.  Take a trip around Andy's amazing gallery of photographs of comedy greats


Dave sings "South Australia" live with the Fisherman's Friends to an audience of 800 in Cornwall.


Link to review of "Walk Like A Panther" 


Link to a funny interview with Dave Johns by Marshall Julius (HMV Online)


"I, Fillum Star" - Link to Dave's show at Belfast Black Box Theatre


9th March 2018 saw the release of "Walk Like A Panther" in the U.K nationwide from 20th Century Fox, directed by Dan Cadan. It's a new comedy starring Stephen Graham and Dave Johns as father and son wrestling tag team The Boltons.

Take a first look at Dave's new film below:-


Watch Dave at the B.I.F.A. 2016 Awards


Watch Dave take on The Beast for £69,000 in Celebrity The Chase.

Read the Chronicle's story regarding Dave's donation of his winnings from Celebrity The Chase to the West End Food Bank in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Read the Chronicle's story regarding Dave's thoughts on the current benefit system.


Read Dave's interview with the Newcastle Journal prior to his show at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle on Sunday, 1st October 2017


Great Edinburgh Festival interview by Killian Fox in both The Guardian on Sunday and The Observer - Sunday, 13th August 2017


Edinburgh Festival interview with Dave in the I Magazine 2017.  Follow  this link to view:-


Great interview with Dave in the Sunday Herald on the 23rd July 2017.  Follow this link to view:-  http://files.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15428262.__39_Good_evening__ta...

Link to IDMb page  

I, Daniel Blake (2016)
A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.


"I, Daniel Blake" Mark Kermode Review - a battle cry for the dispossed.


Interview on TUSU TV with Dave Johns      https://vimeo.com/196297856?ref=em-v-share

Film Critic Mark Kermode's Top 10 Films of 2016    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI_6rADLMZo&sns=em

Working Class Hero - Dave talks to Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine, New York    http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/dave-johns-i-daniel-blake/#_

Dave tells Tyne Tees Television News what his year has been like  http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2016-12-28/award-winning-i-daniel-blake-star-dave-johns-says-2016-was-like-a-dream/ 

Oscar predictions for 2017  http://variety.com/2015/film/in-contention/oscars-predictions-best-actor...

Top 25 Films 0f 2016   http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/249297/the-top-25-must-see-movies-of-...

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2016    https://www.bifa.film/awards/galleries/2016/winners-area-at-bifa-2016

TIME OUT OSCAR PREDICTIONS FOR BEST ACTOR 2017     www.timeout.com/london/film/the-oscars

Appearance on "Never Mind the Buzzcocks"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qe8k660Df4&sns=em

I, Daniel Blake - 15 minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival  https://youtu.be/JV0YQFbC4Uk

Photographer - Andy Hollingworth  http://www.andyhollingworth.com/dave-johns

Link to  Dave's IMDB page 







14th & 15th October - The Stand, Newcastle

Best Of Northern - The Stand Comedy Club

27th, 28th & 29th October - Frog & Bucket, Manchester

Shows - Frog & Bucket | Manchester Comedy Club (frogandbucket.com)

30th October - Comedy Store Players at the Comedy Store, London

Select tickets - London (thecomedystore.co.uk)


16th & 17th December - The Radison Blue Hotel, Jersey, Channel Islands



26th January - Guernsey, Channel Islands - Venue TBC

Screenshots from TIBAS

The following images were taken by Simon Todd at the Fishermans Friends concert at the Sage in Gateshead on 24th September 2019 when Dave was asked to join the "buoys" on stage to sing "Little Liz I Love You".

The images at the Angel of the North and the  following images are by Andy Hollingworth  

The following images are by Steve Best

Here are a selection of images of Dave johns that can be used by the press.

High res versions are available in a zip file at the bottom of the page - click on 'Download' to download them.

Pictures by Steve Ullathorne - please credit.

Dave Johns press photos by Andrew Jackson below. Please credit....

Andrew Jackson press pix of Dave JohnsDownload

Debi Allen
Curtis Brown Group Ltd
Haymarket House,
28-29 Haymarket,

Debi Allen on 020 7393 4227



    The official trailer for Dave's new film Les Tortues 2024
    Dave Johns latest showreel
    I Daniel Blake standing ovation at Cannes film festival

    Dave is one of the most respected and best loved comedians working on the British comedy circuit, having performed extensively in UK comedy clubs, and comedy clubs and festivals worldwide for 3 decades.

    Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye

    The Guardian

    Making guest appearances on much loved TV comedy shows like:

    Highlight of the week, Geordie comic Dave Johns stealing the show on last night's Never Mind the Buzzcocks

    The Sun

    Dave is also a talented improvisor, making regular guest appearances with one of the longest running and highly acclaimed comedy improvisation teams, The Comedy Store Players. He has appeared in their twice weekly shows in London's West End on many occasions. Check The Comedy Store Players website for dates when Dave is guesting. https://comedystoreplayers.com/

    Dave has appeared on the West End stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, alongside Christian Slater and performed in numerous plays at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    2016 saw Dave play the lead role in Ken Loach's critically acclaimed and multi award winning film "I, Daniel Blake" which won the much coveted Palme D'or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

    The film was also the winner of the BAFTA for the Most Outstanding British Film.

    In the role of Daniel, Dave received glowing reviews and numerous award nominations:-

    The British Independent Film Awards, Best Actor - Winner.

    Dublin Film Critics Award 2016, Best Actor - Winner.

    Empire Magazine Film Awards, Best Male Newcomer - Winner.

    The Seattle Film Festival Best Actor - Winner.

    The British Independent Film Awards, Most Promising Newcomer - Nominee;

    The Evening Standard Film Awards, Best Actor - Nominee;

    The European Academy Film Awards, Best European Actor - Nominee.

    The UK Film Critics British/Irish Film Actor of the Year Award - Nominee.

    Dave also made it on to the American industry's entertainment bible, Variety Magazine's long list for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

    Dave's list of films and T.V. shows include:-

    "I, Daniel Blake" (Sixteen Films) Directed by Ken Loach

    "Me, The Elephant" (Arts Council of England, Screen South) Directed by Dillon Beagley

    "Walk Like A Panther" (Fox International) Directed by Dan Cadan

    "Trautmann" (Zephyr Films) Directed by Marcus H Rosenmuller

    "Two Graves" (Ida Rose/Gizmo Films) Directed by Gary Young

    "Ravers" (Iron Box Films) Directed by Bernhard Pucher

    "Fisherman's Friends" (Fred Films/Powerkeg Pictures) Directed by Chris Foggin

    "23 Walks" (Met Film Production) Directed by Paul Morrison

    "Blithe Spirit" (British Lion Films/Fred Films/Powerkeg Pictures) Directed by Edward Hall

    "No Offence" (Channel 4 TV Series) Created by Paul Abbott

    Fishermen's Friends 2, One for All directed by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft

    Making Up directed by Ryan Page

    Les Tortues (The Turtles) directed by David Lambert

    Where It Ends (BBC) directed by Fergal Costello

    The Celebrity Chase (ITV)

    House of Games (BBC)

    Celebrity Pointless (BBC)

    The Nightly Show (Chat Show ITV)

    Dave Johns Films - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424302

    Dave Johns web page link to agent Debi Allen at Curtis Brown