Who Is David Trent?

David Trent is a phenomenon.

Described by The Guardian as “Like TV Burp if Harry Hill was on PCP”, David Trent has been blowing minds since 2012 with intelligently depicted yet hilariously explosive observations of modern day pop culture.

Smashing on to the comedy scene in 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his debut solo show ‘Spontaneous Comedian’ David Trent wowed audiences and critics alike with his unique brand of tech heavy comedy and high octane audiovisual onslaught, selling out the 26 night run and receiving a nomination for the coveted Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Further recognition quickly followed with a run at noted London comedy haunt, The Soho Theatre and another nomination, this time for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2012 Chortle Awards.

David has since been storming the UK’s comedy circuit with entertainment that The Scotsman has described as “a searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content”. 2013 saw David take his eagerly anticipated second solo show, ‘This Is All I Have’ to the Edinburgh Fringe, which was met with a plethora of brilliant reviews and another invitation to perform at The Soho Theatre. His third offering ‘David Trent: Live At The Pleasance Courtyard’ graced the 2014 Fringe Festival to more critical acclaim.

Alongside his flourishing stand-up career David is also currently starring in ‘Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment’ for BBC Three and has appeared on ‘Live At The Electric’ (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s ‘50 Funniest Moments’ of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

David currently has a number of his own television projects in development and is the creator of online prank series ‘Totally Trented’ starring a host of riotous comics.

  • Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment
  • Live at The Electric
  • Fifty Funniest Moments 2012/13/14



  • David Trent: Live At The Pleasance Courtyard – 2014
  • This Is All I Have           – 2013
  • Spontaneous Comedian – 2012


Online Content:

  • Totally Trented Web Series         Co-creator / Writer / Performer    2014 / 2015



  • Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club       Presenter          March 2014



  • Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Nominee 2012
  • Chortle Best Breakthrough Artist Nominee 2012
  • Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Finalist 2011


Praise for ‘Spontaneous Comedian’

‘David Trent bursts on to the Fringe with ballsy, bold and intense hour of inventive, tech-heavy comedy that’s smart and dumb in equal measure.’ Chortle

“A swaggering debut from Trent, a double act with a Dell Studio 17 that will live long in the random-access memory.” The Guardian

“The title, incidentally, is wholly ironic – you just hope he will cope with the vicissitudes of the success that will surely come .” The Independent

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

“An intelligent force to be reckoned with – next year Trent is likely to be a household name.” The Skinny

“Brilliantly observed material…one of the most intriguing acts I’ve seen in a long while, and a definite one to watch.” Spoonfed

“Engaging, tightly written and performed, and highly original” Latest

“Unoriginal, uncontroversial, unfunny.” The List

Praise for David Trent

‘His use of video, animation and repetition is brilliant and unique…genuine originality.’ Chortle

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

‘A first rate comic mind’ Guardian

‘His performances are intense, fearless and original.’ LondonIsFunny

‘One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now.’ Guardian

‘A comic with a natural flair for the absurd.’ Observer

‘One of the must see comics on the circuit’ Latest

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