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 


Fun fact!!

Dave's first gig in London was at the Comedy Cafe, Rivington Street, London in 1991 - followed by the Cartoon at Clapham, hosted by a very young Sean Lock - they later became great friends