Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen

Date of birth: 30-11-1958

Dave Cohen started his career in the late Seventies, supporting punk bands with his silly, whimiscal songs – culminating in his 1979 Edinburgh debut with a one-man punk opera, Guts.

He gave up performing temporarily in the early Eighties, but after surviving a five-minute spot at the still infant Comedy Store in 1982, joined the London comedy circuit, and begin writing for radio and TV, including more than 20 songs for Spitting Image.

In 1985, he performed an Edinburgh show with Kit Hollerbach and Paul Merton, out of which came The Comedy Store Players improv group, although Cohen did not remain in it very long.

He has regularly returned to Edimburgh with solo shows and plays, and was a regular member of the Comedy Store’s Cutting Edge topical comedy showin the early Nineties.

He continued to write for radio and TV, including Loose Ends, Channel 4’s Big Breakfast,Radio 4’s News Quiz and Have I Got News For You and CBBC's Horrible Histories.He also co-created Radio 4's 15 Minute Musicals.

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