David Duncan
David Duncan

David Duncan (I)

  • 30 years old
  • English
  • Writer and comedian
David Duncan

Comedy writer and (very occasional) performer / improvisor based in London.

Year Production Role
2024 The Now Show - Series 64
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2024 DMs Are Open - Series 3
  1. E1 - Brand New
  2. E2 - Surprise!
2023 The Now Show - Series 63
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Writer (Additional Material)
2023 DMs Are Open - Series 2
  1. E3 - Stranded!
  2. E6 - History
  3. E7 - The Storm
2023 The Now Show - Series 62
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer (Additional Material)
2022 DMs Are Open - Series 1
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E6 - Episode Six
2018 Beach Hunks - Leg Day Various
2017 Beach Hunks - Hog Wild Various
2016 Beach Hunks - Very Handsome Various
2014 Cosmonauts Self
Wednesday 6th October 1993 (30 years-old)
Dave Duncan
Home town
Resident of
England (Shepherd's Bush)

David Duncan started writing and performing comedy in 2014 as a part of the Lancaster University Comedy Institute (LUCI), where he produced radio shows, sketches and stand up. He performed in his first Edinburgh Fringe show that year, the sketch show 'Cosmonauts', which got a 4-star review from the site EdFringeReview. Working on his writing for the next year, David then took part in the 2015 BBC New Comedy Award.

David founded the sketch group 'Beach Hunks' in late 2014 with his friends Jack Nicholls, Will Salter and Michael Dodds, the group debuting their first hour 'Welcome to Hunk Beach' in Manchester in 2015. The group would continue in various iterations for the next few years, performing the shows 'Very Handsome', 'Hog Wild' and 'Leg Day' at the 2016-2018 Edinburgh Fringes to great audience reaction and positive endorsements from comedians like Aatif Nawaz and Rachel Parris. The group took a year off and were hoping for a comeback in 2019, but are now working on new material.

David has been focusing on writing in the last few years, getting to the final two of the Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME writers in 2021 with his pilot script 'Support' (based on his previous job as a teaching assistant in Croydon). He's currently working on a number of new scripts including a sketch comedy album, 'Oaf', and a new pilot '#goals' (about two winners of a Love Island-style dating show) with co-writer Hannah Wesson.

Recently David has also been writing for radio - getting several sketches on the first season of Radio4Extra's 'DMs Are Open' (including two sketches on a single episode), writing for 'The Now Show' and being a part of the writer's room for the second season of 'DMs Are Open'.

David's been a fan of comedy ever since he would annoy his parents by repeating the catchphrases from the Lenny Henry Show when he was 10.

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023
Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show) (Longlisted)

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