One of Canada’s most outspoken and hilarious women has packed her bags and is now in the UK. The only black female comedian on the circuit in Canada, Dana’s comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing her material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. This will be a lady not to be missed.
Originally from Edmonton, Dana began her comedy career at the tender age of 18 and quickly became a regular fixture in Canadian Comedy Clubs, universities and festivals. She was voted in the “Best Discoveries” by Toronto’s renowned Now Magazine in 2006 and has since been included in their “Best Of” issues three years in a row, easily making her one of Canada’s hottest emerging young comedians. Her Canadian TV credits include Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), Video on Trial (Much Music), women’s only network The Slice Network and The Comedy Channel (XM Satellite Radio) and this past year her national half hour comedy special was aired on CTV.
Alongside his live work, Luke has a burgeoning television and radio career. He created and starred in his own review show for ITV2, entitled Luke Kempner’s Impression of 2015. He starred in Tiger Aspect and BBC3 comedy Murder In Successville series one and two and three, The Tracey Ullman Show (BBC1), Episodes (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Newzoids (ITV). He presented a special radio programme of music and impressions on Magic 104.5 and Virgin Radio, and has also been a featured guest on several programmes across BBC Radio 2. Last year Luke became a regular on BBC Radio 4’s institution The Now Show and News Jack.
Summer of 2016, Luke became the resident comedian on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, he has filmed five series and been hailed “a blumin’ genius!” by Dawn French.
Luke started his career in musical theatre, playing Marius in Les Misérables as well as taking roles in Avenue Q and South Pacific. A graduate from The Guildford School of Acting, he also plays the piano, is a puppeteer and classically trained singer.