Harry Deansway is a comedy chameleon who has nestled in every crevice of the comedy industry. For many years he beavered away as editor and publisher of the cult nationally distributed comedy magazine the Fix before getting enveloped in bankruptcy, legal battles, scandal and disdain from acts and their management.
Harry finally reemerged as a manager signing John Kearns three years before he won a record two consecutive Perrier awards. Harry then carved a route into directing adapting The Mighty Boosh's Rich Fulcher’s Tiny Acts Of Rebellion book into a five star Edinburgh show culminating with a sell out run at the Soho Theatre. Together they launched Fuchfest a live improvised cabaret show featuring the creme de la creme of international comedy talent that sold out to 200 people every month at The Bull And Gate which ended when Rich Moved back to America.
As well as live Harry writes and directs films which include the cult web-series Shambles set behind the scenes at the night he used to run. This garnered a loyal but small fan base and has lead to a development deal with Channel Four for a new show which he wrote, directed and starred in.
Finally since he retired from management he has become an accomplished live performer with three Edinburgh shows under his belt, an appearance in the 2014 Fosters Nominated Sam Simmons show Death Of A Sails-Man and a support slot for legendary musician Bill Callahan on his UK tour.
Harry is one of a handful of acts to appear on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, other guests have included POTUS Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.
You can find him every Monday hosting the worlds worst comedy night Rats at Aces And Eights.
" Self-deprecating, self-sabotaging, deliberate shambles of a showman, but weirdly, it works." THE LIST
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