Dominic Holland

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Perrier-winning Dominic played a writer in both series of Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive on BBC3. He’s also just finished recording a new series, Holland Shorts for BBC R4. His film, TV and radio work also includes, The Small World of Dominic Holland (BBC R4), which was named as one of the station’s listeners most popular comedy shows when broadcast in 2000. His other credits include Young Persons’ Guide to Becoming a Rock Star and the film Tube Tales, directed by Armando Iannucci.
He also writes for Harry Enfield, Lenny Henry, On the Spot, What If (BBC R2), and Clive Anderson (BBC), in which he also appeared giving a comedic slant to the weeks news topics and is a regular guest on Five’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ and C4’s ‘Richard and Judy Show’ as well as Boom Bang a Bang- the National Lottery Draw Show.

His first novel, Only In America, was published in 2002 to excellent reviews, and his follow-up, The Ripple Effect, the following year. He has written two episodes of an animated sitcom called, The Wild World of Warren, being produced by Baby Cow Productions for ITV.
In addition, Dominic has made numerous guest appearances on such television shows as Have I Got News For You, The Clive James Show, The Brian Conley Show, The Des O’Connor Show, The Stand Up Show, Edinburgh Nights, Best of Edinburgh, The Royal Variety Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Dominic has performed five critically-acclaimed sell out one-man shows at the Edinburgh Festival. He won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 1993 followed by a Perrier Nomination in 1996.
Dominic has an acute eye for people’s idiosyncrasies, weaving minute details and observations into his material. His engaging stage presence gives his shows a real intimacy and warmth.
As one of the country’s most respected comedians, playing regularly at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs and performing at theatres all over the country.

Rating

"One of television's quickest wits"
The Daily Telegraph
"The UK master of observational comedy"
Sunday Times
"A comedian who makes you feel glad to be alive"
The Guardian
"The British Jerry Seinfeld"
Time Out
"He takes ordinary experiences and spins them into comedy gold, a massive talent for making people laugh"
Daily Express

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