Looking like some bizarre marionette tug-of-love struggle between Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Martin Davis skids and bounces across the stage, strung up and tugged around by unknown forces, firing off a relentless rapid-fire assault that hits every corner of the room and kills 100% of all known hecklers stone dead. Going where mere joke-tellers fear to tread with his characteristic kamikaze bravado ("Go on, heckle me") he walks the razor edge of audience participation, daring them to pick him off it.
His skill in warming up the chilliest rooms and turning the stoniest punters into soft putty in his hands makes Martin Davis the comic"s favourite compere. With enough nervous energy to power a small city, Martin is the Jolt Cola of the circuit. Consumer advice would read: connect up the microphone, shout "Clear!" and stand well back!
With residences at the Comedy Café and So Ho Ho, and regular appearances at the country’s top venues including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee Clubs and The Stand, Martin has a strong and dedicated following all over the UK and further afield - in Ireland, he makes appearances at Dublin’s Laughter Lounge, The Empire in Belfast and sold-out gigs in Galway and Cork. However, giggling does not stop there – Martin has wowed audiences at the Kilkenny International Comedy Festival, The Smirnoff Mule Comedy Festival in Durban and Cape Town, South Africa, and the Lowlands Festival, Holland. 1999 ended with a sellout one-man show in Grahamstown and Ratanga Junction, Cape Town, whilst 2001 included appearances at: The Lucky Strike Comedy Tour in Holland, The Dutch Diligentia Festival and Martin"s Dutch TV debut on "The Comedy Factory". In 2002 Martin returned to the Cape Town Festival, toured to Singapore and Dubai and in June 2003, as well as topping the bills in the best UK comedy clubs, Martin performed in Jakarta, The Hague, Belgium and once again returned to the South Africa Comedy Festival.
Martin"s talents don"t stop on stage. With several years of acting experience behind him, Martin has wide appeal, from appearances in the BBC production of Bulla, starring Ricky Grover, to a variety of foreign adverts.
“hilarious … Davis whisks inconsequential exchanges into an electrified atmosphere … he makes it looks so easy” Chortle
“Davis is very, very good – and as host, held the show together” Daily Mirror
"a hilarious parrot-faced twat!" Viz
“On the ball, Davis, a consummate professional, never dies” Cape Times
“The star of the evening, for my money, was compere Martin Davis, a cockney stuffed with mercurial Welsh genes (surely?!), who had abrasive wit, tons of energy and an unparalleled ability talk dirty without causing too much offence” The Mercury
“Electric, sharp, and with a sympathetic face that looks like it was carved by a Polynesian shaman” Cape Argus
Regular headline sets and compering appearances at comedy clubs across the UK and abroad (Ireland, South Africa, Holland, Indonesia, Singapore, Belgium, Dubai), working for all major agencies and promoters. Compering residencies at the Comedy Café and SoHoHo.
Sold-out solo performances all over South Africa.
Private and Corporate Work
Numerous clients all over the UK and abroad.