A three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Damien Power is widely regarded as the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit, racking up a number of awards, nominations and rave reviews, and selling out rooms across the country.
Damien toured his raw, assured I Can’t Believe I Cared to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. He took the 2016 festival scene by storm with Sell Mum Into Slavery, which was filmed as part of ABC TV’s Comedy Next Gen series.
Damien is also a member of the “True Australian Patriots” – winners of the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He stars in fellow True Australian Patriot performer Anne Edmonds’ show for ABC iView, The Edge Of The Bush, had his own segment – “Power to the People” – on The Project and featured in the ABC series Fancy Boy.
The 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival saw Damien nominated for the Barry for Best Show for the third time in as many years, and win the Pinder Prize, an Edinburgh Fringe grant named in honour of legendary comedy impresario John Pinder. Utopia: Live in 3D played at the Assembly for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at London’s Soho Theatre.
In the same year, Damien was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, appearing on All Access, hosted by Wyatt Cenac and filmed for the Comedy Network in Canada.
Damien returned to the stage with new shows Violent Chaos Anyone? in 2018 and Man Puts his Dreams in a Sock in 2019, performing at all major Australian comedy festivals.
"Damien Power is one of the most gifted, creative, imaginative stand ups of his generation, hands down". Scenestr, 2016.
"This is stand-up comedy at its best: intelligent, challenging, and utterly enjoyable." ★★★★1/2 Stars The Music, 2016
“Power is the one to see” ★★★★★ Beat, 2016
“An outstanding character comedian, conjuring exotic personae in clever routines.” The Courier Mail