TV

  • 2017 - Borderline S2, Ch5 (this Autumn)*
  • 2017 - Jack And Dean Of All Trades S2, Fullscreen
  • 2017 - Mr Swallow's Valentine, Sky Arts
  • 2016 - Borderline S1, Ch5, Netflix*
  • 2012 - BBC3 Comedy Marathon
  • Theatre

  • 2017 - Mr Swallow - Houdini, Soho Theatre
  • 2016 - Ricky Whittington, New Diorama Theatre
  • 2016 - Twelfth Night, King's Cross Theatre, Latitude, LDN Wonderground
  • 2015 - Mr Swallow - Dracula, Soho Theatre
  • Shorts

  • 2017 - Regular**
  • 2017 - Epic Fail
  • 2017 - Winners and losers, Straight8 competition
  • 2017 - Double Act
  • 2016 - My Sister's Dollhouse
  • 2016 - The Ministry
  • 2015 - Teddy2k
  • 2014 - SWAG*
  • 2014 - Intervention
  • Radio

  • 2017 - Capital, podcast*
  • 2016 - Daphne Sounds Expensive, Radio 4
  • 2016 - Radio 4 At The Machynlleth Comedy Festival With Elis James
  • 2014 - Machynnleth Stand-Up Show, Radio 4 extra + BBC Wales
  • Edinburgh

  • 2017 - Siren, Pleasance Dome*
  • 2017 - Giants: For An Hour, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2017 - The Free Association - Jacuzzi, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2016 - Goody Boy, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2016 - Mr. Swallow - Houdini!, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2016 - Giants, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2016 - The Free Association - Jacuzzi, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2015 - Mister Boy, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2015 - Adam Riches is Coach Coach, Pleasance Dome
  • 2014 - Nurture Boy, Pleasance Courtyard
  • 2014 - Mr. Swallow The Musical, Pleasance Dome
  • 2013 - Adam Hess & David Elms, Laughing Horse, The Hive
  • 2012, 2013, 2015 - AAA Batteries (not included), Laughing Horse, Meadow Bar
  • 2011 - Transformer, Bedlam Theatre*
  • 2010 - Charmed Forces, Just The Tonic, The Caves*
  • 2010-2013 - The Improverts, Bedlam Theatre
  • Live

  • Festivals: MIF, Machynlleth, Latitude, Leicester, Secret Garden Party, Hay, Cornbury
  • Notable gigs: Live At The Chapel, The Horne Section, Harry Hill & Friends, Tartan Ribbon Benefit, Just For Laughs Montreal Showcase 2014, The Invisible Dot New Wave Tour 2013, BBC Comedy Presents...
  • Time Out Critic's Choice night Dave Has Mates
  • Competitions

  • 2014 Musical Comedy Awards, Winner
  • 2012 Chortle Student Comedian, Finalist
  • 2011 Edinburgh Revue Stand-up of the Year Winner
  • Awards

  • (2017 Mr. Swallow Chortle Character/Variety Award Nominee)
  • 2016 Best Ensemble nomination for Ricky Whittington, offwestend.com
  • 2015 Best Foreign Short LA Indie Film Festival - SWAG
  • 2015 LA Short Film Festival Best Actor Nominee - SWAG
  • (2015 Mr. Swallow Chortle Music/Variety Award Nominee)
  • Improv

  • Teacher, The Free Association, 2017-
  • 'The Cartel' FA Harold Team member 2015-
  • The Improverts, player and director 2009-2013
  • Classes: The Free Association Levels 2, 3, and 4
  • Articles

  • Why All Comedians Have A Friend In Randy Newman, The Guardian
  • Non-TX

  • 2014 - Food Of Love Taster, Channel 4
  • 2014 - Pompidou pilot, BBC
  • 2012 - Sam and Steve's Silent Sketch Show pilot, BBC
  • Praise (finally)

    Siren

    "Deliciously seductive... brilliantly surreal" **** THE SCOTSMAN

    "Siren is a total joy, with originality, absurdity and the fundamentals of human nature at the core of this masterful debut play" **** A YOUNGER THEATRE

    "Funny, dark, and touching in equal measure... Elms' script is dangerously good" **** BROADWAYBABY

    "A birlliant hour of theatre... inspired writing and an incredible central performance" **** THE730REVIEW

    Mr. Swallow - Houdini!

    TOP TEN COMEDY SHOWS OF 2016 - THE GUARDIAN

    "One of the most incontrovertibly hilarious hours in town" ***** THE GUARDIAN

    "A spellbinding feat of comic perfection" ***** THE STAGE

    ***** EVENING STANDARD ***** METRO

    **** THE TELEGRAPH **** THE SUNDAY TIMES **** THE INDEPENDENT **** THE SCOTSMAN **** CHORTLE

    Ricky Whittington And His Cat

    BEST ENSEMBLE nomination, offwestend.com

    "Devilishly intelligent with belly laughs and pitch perfect songs... David Elms sparkles" **** TIME OUT

    "A sharply-written, fully-formed, politically-edged panto for austerity Britain... The standout is probably David Elms" CHORTLE

    ***** WESTENDWILMA ***** EATPLAYPIXELS ***** LONDONTHEATRE1

    Borderline S1

    "Borderline is proof that the mockumentary is alive and well" **** TELEGRAPH

    Goody Boy

    "Elms' best show to date" **** The Angry Microwave

    "Delightfully bashful" **** Reviews Hub

    Adam Riches is Coach Coach

    "A slam-dunk, hole-in-one, home run of a show" ***** TIME OUT

    ***** THE SKINNY ***** BROADWAY BABY ***** THREE WEEKS

    **** THE TELEGRAPH **** FEST

    Mister Boy

    "David Elms has exquisite control of silence. It is as if someone has squeezed all the sweet and nice out of Stewart Lee and made a whole new comic with it, complete with Lee's ability to hold a room in stillness. It is an extraordinary skill... Elms' show is like a spiders web - it looks so delicate, almost flimsy - but it is in fact incredibly strong and quite impossible to resist once he has you there." **** KATE COPSTICK, THE SCOTSMAN

    **** FEST **** THE SKINNY **** BROADWAY BABY **** THE LIST

    **** EDFESTMAG **** ANGRY MICROWAVE **** ARTS AWARD VOICE

    Mr. Swallow The Musical

    **** THE GUARDIAN **** THE SCOTSMAN **** THE INDEPENDENT **** THE LIST **** THE TELEGRAPH

    **** CHORTLE **** FEST

    Nurture Boy

    "This is a beautiful, funny, clever and utterly engaging show from a comic who really turns stand-up into something of an art form. As a debut hour it is exceptional." **** KATE COPSTICK THE SCOTSMAN

    "David Elms is no ordinary comedian... His ability to involve the audience in such carefully crafted yet occasionally ad-libbed flights of nonsense is the mark of a born performer." **** THE LIST

    Mirror's best jokes of the fringe

    Independent's best fringe one-liners

    SWAG

    "SWAG is a beautifully shot, funny, charming bite-sized movie that says a lot without saying a word" BRUCE DESSAU THE EVENING STANDARD

    "A beautifully crafted poignant comic tale" THE BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

    Official Selection: La Indie Film Fest, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Eastern North Carolina Film Festival

    Improv

    "This is what proper improv looks like." **** FEST

    "Intelligently comic and joyously silly" **** broadwaybaby

    "The particular standout was David Elms whose soft, unassuming manner belied a sharp wit and spot-on comedic timing. He was clearly the rock on which the rest of the improvisors rested - and he is an excellent choice for such a role." **** edfringereview