Tropes associated with him include:
- Camp Straight: He loves playing up the camp and flirts outrageously with men but he's heterosexual and was married to model Laura Stone, although they are now divorcing.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Kind of averted. Matt Lucas is homosexual, but David is straight.
- Man of a Thousand Voices
- Sad Clown: He suffered from depression when he was a teenager.
- Stage Name: His real surname is Williams.
- Stalker with a Crush: Not David himself, but a woman kept sending him gifts, including her underwear.