Part rock band, part international comedy sensation, part three guys who spend an uncomfortable amount of time together, Dead Cat Bounce have been touring the world relentlessly, on a very tight budget since 2008.
In that time we’ve been to all the world’s major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival, where we won the Time Out Jury Prize in 2010 and the People’s Choice Award in 2011. We’ve played to full houses at some pretty enormous venues, like the Hammersmith Apollo in London, the St Denis in Montreal, the Palais Theatre in Melbourne and Vicar Street in Dublin. We’ve played most of the big music festivals in the UK and Ireland. We’ve been on the telly in Ireland, the UK, Canada and Australia. We’re probably the only act in the world who have supported both Jason Manford and The Darkness, and we’re all technically former members of Whitesnake.
Here are some nice things people have said about us…
“Made me cry with laughter… These boys are without doubt destined to be huge.” – The Observer
“Forget all the Spinal Tap comparisons, DCB rock harder and in their own unique style.” – Phil Jupitus, The Independent
“A first-class comedy band that have it in them to be Ireland’s (even scruffier) answer to Flight Of The Conchords.” – The Guardian
“Poised to go from cult hit to Minchin-like-stardom.” – The List
One of the funniest damn acts on the planet.” – Time Out, Sydney
“An exercise in studied brilliance, nailing every music genre from hair metal to power ballad to R&B” – The Irish Times
“A masterclass in musical comedy.” – The Age, Melbourne
“Riotously silly and oddly uplifting.” – The Sunday Times
“On a glitter-sprinkled rocket ship to global domination” – Hot Press
“Comedically perfect: beautifully conceived, incisively written and superbly performed.” – The Dubliner
“Full on music comedy… Infectious and fun.” – Chortle
“Original, polished and perfectly crafted, DCB are a must-see.” – British Comedy Guide
“Achingly funny.” – Three Weeks