As one quarter of Racing Minds, one of the UK’s leading improv troupes, Douglas has been performing sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2011, and has produced 4 series of The Wireless Podcast. Their highly intelligent, joyously daft, riotously funny adventure stories have won the hearts of audiences the world over, regularly performing in Australia, Belgium and Poland.
He made his solo debut in 2015, and in subsequent years produced a trilogy of obscurely named solo sketch comedies: Möglich, Komischer, and Zuschauer. In 2018 Douglas wrote and performed his first comic play, Of Christmas Past, a one-man epic; a festive conspiracy theory spanning 100 years of history and almost as many characters. After appearing in the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe the show went on to tour the UK in 2018 and 2019.
Douglas’s love of absurd narratives and larger-than-life characters, familiar to fans of his work in improv, is mixed with an intricacy of execution and a subtle appreciation for both the surreal and the satirical that transforms those elements into something more than comic. Douglas delights in testing the boundaries of what comedy might do, and what an audience might expect from a comedy show. His incisive and insightful writing is coupled with a formidable acting talent that blurs the boundaries between comedy and theatre.
Douglas has lectured on improvised comedy at the University of Westminster, been a regular contributor to one of London’s most popular alternative comedy events, Stand Up Philosophy, and founded the UK’s leading festival of alternative sports.
WINNER: Fringe Weekly Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe 2016
NOMINATED: Arts Editor Award – Perth Fringe 2016