Dominic Holland is a professional comedian, awards host, conference host, conference presenter, author and after dinner speaker with vast television and radio appearances. Dominic is one of the country’s most respected stand-up comedians.
A Perrier Best Newcomer and Nominee at the Edinburgh fringe, he has performed five individual one man shows and continues to tour the country and beyond. His first radio series – the small world of Dominic Holland won a comic heritage award and continues to be played regularly on BBCR7 – and this series was followed up by a series called Holland’s Shorts. With countless television appearances to his name, including Have I Got News for You and the Royal Variety Performance, the Sunday Times described him as ‘a master of observational comedy’ and The Daily Telegraph said, ‘Holland is a top-notch stand up who everyone should see.’
Hugely enjoyable & accessible to all Dominic’s inspired observations on life and incisive wit combine to produce hilarity appealing to all. Never offensive and always extremely professional, Dominic is hugely popular with a wide range of audience. This sets him apart from many other comics and has made him one of the most respected and sought after comedians on the circuit. Dominic always creates a relaxing, intimate and hugely enjoyable show.
Dominic is a regular on our TV screens on such shows as ‘Have I got News for you’ and ‘Clive James’. He followed such successes with an appearance at The Royal Variety Performance and has quickly establishing himself as an original act who can successfully play to any audience. His experience as a personable performer and skilled writer has made him an ideal choice for corporate occasions. Dominic has achieved notoriety as a professional comedian, hilarious after-dinner speaker and superb awards presenter. As such he has been flown around the world entertaining at conferences, award ceremonies and individual corporate shows for companies such as; BP, The Times, Barclays, Nat West, Lloyds, Scottish Widows, City Finance, Woolworth’s, KPMG, Nissan, Honda, Ford and Shell.
Television & Radio
- The Clive James Show (twice) (ITV)
- Have I Got News For You (twice) (BBC)
- Harry Enfield –The Peoples Harry Enfield
- The Des O’Connor Show (ITV)
- The Stand Up Show (BBC1)
- Loose Talk (BBC Radio 1)
- Bring me the Head of Light Entertainment. (CH5)
- Edinburgh Nights (BBC2), Best of Edinburgh ‘99
- Clive anderson – all Talk BBC1
- On The Spot – for Bob Monkhouse
- What if (BBC Radio 2)
- Des O Connor
- 1996 PerrierNomination – Edinburgh Festival
- 1993 Perrier Best Newcomer – Edinburgh Festival
‘A comedian who makes you feel glad to be alive’ (The Guardian)
Dominic Holland was absolutely fantastic and to quote our Technical Committee Chairman ‘was the best after dinner speaker we have had’ and we have had some very good ones from you. He is a credit to your organisation and we would highly recommend him. He had his audience worked out very quickly and kept their attention for the whole of his set, there were no private conversations going on whilst he was on stage! He also threw himself wholeheartedly into our raffle draw and made it very entertaining indeed with his quips regarding the gifts on offer – in particular the ‘teapot’ which was won by The Hit Man. July 2016 – Amanda Pearn, Audley Court Ltd
I can’t imagine engaging anyone else as helpful or easy to work with. Professional in every aspect of our dealings, he told us not to worry at the very start, and that’s how it was. Our event was such a great success and we were delighted.Oct2015 – Tim Charlesworth, Greenwich Knight
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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