David Ephgrave is a comedian, writer, actor, musician and pauper – and back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave.
Credits with Doggett & Ephgrave include eleven seasons with ‘The Comedy Project’ at the Soho Theatre (which they co-ran), numerous shows on the Edinburgh, Brighton, Camden and Leicester Fringe, plus the Time Out-recommended version of Mostly Comedy at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. A notable D&E career highlight was reading an episode of their sitcom pilot ‘Nick & Joe’ in the West End alongside a cast that included Michael Barrymore and Norman Lovett (Holly in ‘Red Dwarf’).
Doggett & Ephgrave also present the More Than Mostly Comedy Podcast on iTunes, in which they interview many of the acts who’ve played their club. Interviewees include Phill Jupitus, Arthur Smith, Katherine Ryan, Sean Hughes, Richard Herring, Paul Daniels, Kevin Eldon, Hattie Hayridge, Phil Kay and John Thomson, to name a few. They also host ‘Doggett & Ephgrave: In Your Inner Ear’ on SG1 Radio.
David’s solo acting credits include playing Beatles legends John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the UK tour of ‘The Roy Orbison Story’, Buddy Holly in the UK / Ireland tour of ‘Buddy Holly and the Cricketers’ and Richard in the West End production of ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’. He took his first solo show ‘…and Ephgrave’ to the Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals in 2015, his second, ‘Mostly David Ephgrave’, to London, Brighton, Bath, Leicester and Edinburgh in 2016, and will take his third, ‘Now Who’s a Comedian?’ to Edinburgh this year. He’s also kept a daily blog for four years at www.mostlydavidephgrave.blogspot.co.uk.
“David Ephgrave is as smooth as they come” (BBC.co.uk)
“...has an eye for the bizarre, the sinister and the downright ridiculous” (Camden Fringe Voyeur)
"Ephgrave is extremely comfortable on stage, handling enthusiastic heckles with ease...the way he interacts with his audience and gets the timing spot on does reveal he's no newcomer to the comedy circuit." (View From the Gods)
"Wonderfully innovative comedy." (Broadway Baby)
"Ephgrave has the confidence and cadence of a decent comic" (Steve Bennett, Chortle)
"Ephgrave is a very likeable standup, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with...He's a natural entertainer." (View From The Gods)