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Daniel Sloss

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Daniel Sloss ©Gavin Evans

Daniel Sloss ©Gavin Evans

Daniel started writing and performing stand-up aged only 16 and has appeared on UK television shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Rob Brydon Show, Comic Relief’s Mock The Week, The Paul O’Grady Show (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18), BBC’s Stand Up For Sport Relief, Set List, Russell Howard’s Good News, as well as starring in his own BBC show, The Adventures Of Daniel (aged 19). USA television appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Conan and @Midnight. In 2012 he was invited to give a prestigious TEDx talk.

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In August 2008, aged 17, Daniel became one of the youngest-ever finalists in the UK’s premiere comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? In 2009 his first solo show, Teenage Kicks, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, and, having sold out its entire run, transferred to London where he made his debut at the prestigious Soho Theatre, becoming the youngest stand-up to perform solo both at the theatre and in the West End. That September he also made his national television debut as the first stand-up to perform on Channel 4’s Paul O’Grady Show.

In 2010 his new solo Fringe show My Generation was a total smash-hit, completely selling out. Likewise his 2011 show The Joker, selling an astonishing 10,000 tickets. This show subsequently played 50 dates across the UK in a tour produced by Live Nation after they took him on as their youngest solo comedy client. Similarly his 2012 Fringe hour The Show sold out as did his 2013 Stand-Up, both shows later touring the UK, again with over 50 dates each.

His new 2014 show Really…?! had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, again performing an extended run at the Edinburgh International Conference centre due to demand.
Really…?! subsequently embarked on a major European autumn tour across 15 countries as well as UK theatre dates including 2 shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room.

Daniel has also toured internationally throughout Australia, South East Asia and the USA, headlining at major clubs in the latter and performing regular spots at clubs including LA’s Improv. In 2012 he was invited to perform a solo season at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and he has starred at outdoor festivals including Rockness, Bestival, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and in 2013 Altitude (comedy and snowboarding in the Austrian alps alongside alumni such as Eddie Izzard. Daniel featured in ITV2’s doc about the event)

In December 2013 Daniel performed a blistering set for his USA television debut on Conan. He was booked to return to the show exactly 2 months later, February 2014 which led to a third invite to come back on in June—3 appearances in just over 6 months, the first stand-up to achieve this. He also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Pete Holmes Show and @Midnight. In addition, Daniel has signed a talent deal with Conan O’Brien’s production company, Conaco, to develop his own pilot show for Warner Brothers Studios.

His debut live stand-up DVD Daniel Sloss—Live! (recorded at Glasgow’s Kings Theatre) was released on BBC Worldwide’s 2Entertain in the autumn of 2012 and in 2011 he won Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards.

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Brilliantly dark
– Sunday Times

For those who still view him as a precocious comedy boychild, Daniel Sloss has suddenly become a strong man of stand-up… Sloss is blessed with a sharp mind and a potent stage persona… Scotland is not short of top-class comics these days and Daniel Sloss is not far off being the nation’s heavyweight champion.
✶✶✶✶ Scotsman

A genuine twinkle in his eye and a sharp line in observational humour… Sloss demonstrated a genuine affection for the crowd… The humour is funny, intelligent and charming. As is Sloss.
✶✶✶✶ Edinburgh Evening News

The road to playing a venue like a conference centre for a full month should take comedians at least half a career to achieve. The Fifer Viking [Daniel Sloss] has got there in about half an hour. And he’s even stuck on some extra shows for his drooling masses.
– The List

There are plenty of comedians who have been on the circuit longer than Daniel Sloss has been alive that couldn’t carry off a set with such elegant ease as the baby-faced 21-year-old. Despite his tender years, the Fifer is well on the way to superstardom, thanks to some smart observations and an innate understanding of how to both craft and then deliver a joke.
– Edinburgh Evening News

Star of the future Daniel Sloss… He’s charming, self-deprecating and genuinely funny… If I were a betting man, I’d back him all the way.
– Time Out, London

One-line wunderkind Daniel Sloss… precociously talented… likeable, and possessed of such natural talent as a joke teller that you can almost forgive him for his youth… Has them rolling in the aisles– Scotsman

He has a confidence and talent that’s shocking for a 19-year-old
– Michael Mcintyre, Radio Times, September 2010

Winner Scottish Variety Awards 2011 Best New Scottish Comedian

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