UK comedian Diane Spencer delights audiences worldwide with her cheeky, dark and often edgy stand-up comedy.
A dazzling performer, Diane Spencer captivates the crowd with her charming demeanour, cutting wit and skilfully crafted material.
Starting in November 2006, Diane quickly showed promise as a comedian, being a highly commended finalist in the Raw Comedy Quest competition 2007.
Although British born, Diane was living in New Zealand at the time. She began shaping her comedy skills in Auckland. At this point Diane had performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a line-up show as part of the Big Comedy Breakfast.
Before going back to the UK, Diane wrote an entire new hour long stand-up show called “Lost in the Mouth Specific” and embarked solo tour to Melbourne Comedy, Sydney Comedy, New Zealand International Comedy. As a result, this show enabled Diane to break into the UK comedy circuit which also won her the Chortle Best Newcomer.
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Between her theatrical facial expressions, on-point character roles and enthralling sto ry-telling ability, Spencer mesmerises the crowd.”
Since then Diane has been a working comedian, performing in clubs up and down the UK, but also internationally. She is the “Comedy Angel” of the Aarhus Festuge in Denmark, tours to Luxembourg, Italy and most recently Norway. Her natural gift for storytelling but with universal themes and biting punchlines appealing globally. In 2011, Diane returned to Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh with a new show “All-pervading madness”. This show highlighted Diane as a jewel in the comedy landscape, with multiple 5 star reviews.
Steadily amassing an online fanbase, Diane’s videos have now been watched over a quarter of a million times.
The New Current Woman of the Year 2013
Top 5 Hottest Comedy Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2012 (The Scotsman)
Nominated Best Comedy (Emerging), Adelaide Fringe Awards 2011
Winner: Chortle Awards 2011: Best Newcomer
Nominated Best Actress, 2009, 48 Hr Film Competition, Auckland heat.
Nominated Best Female Comedian, NZ Comedy Guild 2009
“Diane Spencer seems incapable of producing a show that is not worthy of the high praise she gains. Her honesty and unflinching sincerity makes you laugh harder than you could imagine and once she has you there really is no hope of her letting up.” The New Current
“She is a flame-haired, filth-firing force of nature, tossing the audience from open-mouthed incredulity to tear-filled guffaws.” Sunday Express
“personable, hilarious and ballsy” Broadway baby
“Artists use paint to depict their work, Ms Spencer uses well-crafted words and stories to illustrate her art, words that ensured her set was full of genuine laugh out loud moments.” One4Review
“She invests it [sic] with such wonderful turns of phrase, killer punchlines and a gleeful delight in continually over-stepping the taste barrier” The List
“She possesses the natural delivery of a raconteur, and executes climactic punchlines well.” Festmag
“Half-horrifying, half-fascinating and hilarious” The Skinny