A unique comedic wit and hilarious storytelling talent. Accent included.

ABOUT DAVE

Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Dave got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. He has lived and worked in twelve countries and visited over seventy. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking session(s) and being a mildly confused immigrant in the US.

Dave is the winner of the prestigious 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. A festival favourite Dave was part of the Irish Kings of Comedy Tour, San Francisco Sketchfest, SLO Comedy Festival, Desi Fest, the Kansas City Irish Festival, the Westside Standup Showdown Festival, the Ventura Comedy Festival, the Wine Country Comedy Festival, the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, and the Dalkey, Listowel, Los Gatos, Hinterland and Belfast writers festivals.  

He got his unconventional start in comedy when he tried to overcome his public speaking fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called “Irish Dave” for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical; he was already Irish and already called Dave. By the end of that year Dave had been on tour with some of Ireland’s best comedians, performed at leading comedy clubs across the US and wrote the bestselling book Do You Talk Funny? arguing that comedians are the world’s true masters of public speaking. (Published by Benbella/Persius).

Dave is also the founder of Comedy for a Spinal Cause and FunnyBizz Conferences. Always a witty storyteller, he now calls California home when immigration officials permit.

ABOUT DAVE

Leaving Dublin, Ireland where he was born and raised until the age of 22, Dave got drunk on travel and never quite hit sobriety of it. He has lived and worked in twelve countries and visited over seventy. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study, (occasional) international drinking session(s) and being a mildly confused immigrant in the US.

Dave is the winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. A festival favourite Dave was part of the Irish Kings of Comedy Tour, San Francisco Sketchfest, SLO Comedy Fesitval, Desi Fest, the Kansas City Irish Festival, the Westside Standup Showdown Festival, the Ventura Comedy Festival, the Wine Country Comedy Festival, the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, and the Dalkey, Listowel, Los Gatos, Hinterland and Belfast book festivals. 

He got his unconventional start in comedy when he tried to overcome his public speaking fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called “Irish Dave” for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical; he was already Irish and already called Dave. By the end of that year Dave had been on tour with some of Ireland’s best comedians, performed at leading comedy clubs across the US and wrote the bestselling book Do You Talk Funny? arguing that comedians are the world’s true masters of public speaking. (Published by Benbella/Persius)

Dave is also the founder of Comedy for a Spinal Cause and FunnyBizz Conferences. Always a witty storyteller, he now calls California home when immigration officials permit.

AS FEATURED IN
“The most fun I had was listening to Dave Nihill. My goodness this man was funny. “

— Irishnews.ie

Closing out season 4 of Dry Bar Comedy.

Very cool to be taping #200 and the first Irish comedian to record a special for Dry Bar Comedy.

From Hot Tub at the Virgil.

Very fun show in LA tonight!

43rd San Francisco Comedy Competition Winner

The first SFCC winner to be a San Francisco resident since Jim Short in 2004. The first SFCC winner to not be from the United States or Canada since…Jim Short in 2004.

Make-A-Wish Benefit at Cobbs

With Mo Amir and Ashley Barnhill tonight at Cobbs for a great cause.

At the Hollywood Improv tonight

Really great lineup tonight including Whitney Cummings, Jeremy Hotz & Kevin Nealon. Do join us for St. Paddy’s month…a more alcohol fuelled version of Black history month, without the history.

Hollywood Improv

Great show tonight in LA with Zainab Johnson and Pablo Francisco among other fine folks.

Headlining at Rooster T’s this weekend

I’ll be at Rooster T Feather’s comedy club in Sunnyvale all weekend.

Headlining at the Laugh Cellar Tonight!

Full house and fun times tonight at The Laugh Cellar! Huge thanks to Lisa Pidge and very funny feature Ronn Vigh.

Dave Nihill added 5 new photos.

San Jose Improv again tonight & tomorrow with the super funny Harland Williams and Eddie Della Siepe. Will be 7 shows there in a row by the end of tomorrow and some much needed sleep! 🙂

Kabir Singh, Portland, OR .

Dave Nihill murdering it .. Portland lucked out on this line up . #Show5Packed

Steve Mazan is with Jim Short and 5 others.

Impromptu late 90’s SF comedy reunion. All the comics I looked up to when I started (and one hilarious new addition)

Great crew at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa tonight.

Back to back sets waffling on about exotic Ireland in one of finest comedy venues out there!

LA Shows this week

Lisbon tonight and a lot of folks!.

Great night in Lisbon.

Hollywood

Bringing some Real Irish Comedy to LA!

@ The Kansas City Irish Festival.

90,000 people over 3 days. Sold out 300 person library book talk, full show along side one of Ireland best comedians, on the panel shooting for a new TV show pilot, NPR interview, getting mildly intoxicated and ever so slightly missing a TV interview slot, hall way jam sessions and rock star living for the weekend. Kansas City Irish Festival: worth changing your nationality to be part of.

Vancouver, BC, Canada.

YukYuks Vancouver tonight…bringing some international.

Dave Nihill If you Build it Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Pretty epic to close out the show at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC tonight with a very stacked lineup. Back to SF tomorrow.

Full house for Sketchfest at the Punchline

First time being called an artist. My school art teacher would have a heart attack.

Throckmorton Tuesday Comedy.

With Charles Fleischer and Matt Kirshen and some very funny others tonight!

Desi Comedy Fest.

Showing up where Irish people really shouldn’t be at Desi Comedy Fest tonight featuring the funniest south Asian comedians in America. Here along side Shazia Mirza, Paul Varghese and Kiran Deol.

VIDEOS

Dry Bar Comedy Special
NPR’s The Moth at the 1400 seater Castro Theatre

TED Talk at the 2,300 seater Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A #1 BESTSELLER

“The best book of public speaking techniques on the market.”
Books Inc.

“Look, I’m such an expert in this field that I’m quoted in the book, and even I learned a tremendous amount reading it, so I’m gonna guess you will too.”
– Bill Grundfest, Golden Globe Winner, 3 Time Emmy Nominee, Founder of NYC’s Comedy Cellar

“David Nihill talks funny. He also writes funny. But his book isn’t just entertaining, it’s incredibly useful.”
– AJ Jacobs, Multiple New York Times bestselling author

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