David Connolly

Improvisation, Stand Up Comedy


David Connolly

David trained as an actor at Mountview Theatre School in London after graduating in performing arts at De Montfort University, Leicester and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. As an actor David appeared on London’s West End in A Passionate Woman and Under the Doctor. In the UK David co-starred in the TV show MENACE alongside Steven Moyer (TRUE BLOOD) and starred in the feature film, MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS which he also produced, co-wrote and co-directed with his wife, Hannah Davis. As a partnership they were nominated for The Golden Hitchcock Award for Direction, and have received a Silver Lei for Excellence in Film Making from The Honolulu International Film Festival and a Cinemonde Award from New York for Excellence in Direction. Their feature films have opened at the Cannes Film Festival before playing at film festivals worldwide. Their movie, THE UNDERSTUDY, which won numerous awards appeared at festivals around the world before being released theatrically, then playing on Showtime and Starz. It is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and DVD. David is a member of BAFTA (British Film and Television Academy) and is attached to direct the feature film LEMMINGS. in 2016. David has also written narration for numerous concerts with actors and orchestras which have played The Royal Albert Hall- London, Carnegie Hall – New York and Sydney Opera House. As a writer, David writes for film and television and has re-written screenplays for studios.
As a comedian, David has performed over much of the U.S.including Stand Up NY in New York City, Zanies in Chicago, The Joke Joint in Minneapolis, The Comedy Spot in Scottsdale, the Las Vegas comedy club in Las Vegas, and The Comedy Underground in Seattle. In Los Angeles he can often be seen at The Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Flappers, and the Ice House in Pasadena. David was selected as one of the top ten headline comedians in L.A and has performed in Rant LA’s record streaming of stand up. For five years running, David has been selected in the top 100 comics of North America in the World Series of Comedy and was also selected to compete in the 34th Seattle International Comedy Competition. He recorded Stand Up & Deliver for Nuvo TV in Cabo St Lucia and was the MC at the World Marbles Competition. David was host of the spoof news show Hindsight News, which can still be found on YouTube and is currently the co-host of the weekly podcast Narcissistic News. Kaiser Permanente members may recognize David as the FLU EXPERT.
Websites: www.mansionpicturesny.com & www.davidconollystandup.com