This Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include crime fiction, classic cars, loud rock music and the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club.
A lifelong dog-lover, David has recently had his head turned by his one-eyed rescue cat, Lola.
ROBERT Newman has been a repeat performer at Belfast's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival over the past 19 years: however, the north London-based comedian, author and noted Ukulele enthusiast admits that he's still never quite sure if festival organiser Sean Kelly is actually going to book him.
COMEDIAN Paul Merton and his fellow Impro Chums Lee Simpson, Suki Webster and Mike McShane will be back on the road next year for a series of improvisational comedy-powered live shows that should delight fans of Channel 4's classic 'why isn't it still on the air?' Friday night favourite, Whose Line Is It Anyway? This rag-bag gang of make-it-up-on-the-spot comedy mavericks – whose "collective improvisational experience is enough to stun an elephant" according to their PR blurb – will visit Derry's Millennium Forum on Saturday April 13 2019.