Two-time Barry Award nominee Damien is widely regarded as one of the rising stars of Australian comedy.
Damien’s material ranges from personal stories about his brother Will Power (a famous IndyCar driver) to impassioned and absurdist political and social commentary. Having worked for years around Australia, from pubs and festivals to large theatres, Damien has a wide range of material, winning over audiences with strong delivery, energy and confidence.
In 2012, Damien was selected by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to perform in their exclusive showcase of Australia’s best emerging comedians, The Comedy Zone. Later in the year he was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival for his solo show Monkeys in Space. The following year, Damien completed a sold-out run of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. As a result of his work in Melbourne, he was hand-picked to support Jack Black’s group Tenacious D all around the country.
2014 saw Damien return to the festival circuit with a new live show, Keit, and gigging all over Australia. Highlights included supporting Doug Stanhope in Brisbane and Adelaide, performing a knockout set for Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House, and live-tweeting his brother Will's IndyCar Championship win to an international audience of motoring and comedy enthusiasts, gaining attention from international publications including USA Today, NBC and Fox Sports.
Damien toured his raw, assured and Barry nominated hour of Power - I Can’t Believe I Cared - to audiences around Australia and the world in 2015. Having gigged around South-East Asia, Edinburgh and to the invitation-only ComedyTrain International Summer Festival in Amsterdam, Damien stormed the 2016 festival scene by storm with his latest offering - Sell Mum Into Slavery.
Damien is a member of the “True Australian Patriots” - as seen on their incendiary Facebook page, on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and most recently winning the Director’s Choice award at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. He can also currently be seen Friday nights on The Project with his own segment – “Power to the People”.
*NOMINATED Barry Award for Best Show - 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
*NOMINATED Barry Award for Best Show - 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
*NOMINATED Best Comedy - 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival
*NOMINATED Best Newcomer - 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
"Damien Power is one of the most gifted, creative, imaginative stand ups of his generation, hands down" Scenestr
"This is stand-up comedy at its best: intelligent, challenging, and utterly enjoyable." ★★★★½ The Music Stars
“Power is the one to see." ★★★★★ Beat
“An outstanding character comedian, conjuring exotic personae in clever routines” The Courier Mail