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Daniel Sloss by Gavin Evans

Daniel Sloss by Gavin Evans

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Scottish comedian, Daniel Sloss started writing and performing stand-up aged only 16 and has since appeared on UK television shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Show, 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). He gave a prestigious TEDx talk when he was 21, wrote and starred in a six-part internet sitcom M.U.F.F. and his international television credits include Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Oxfam galas, Sydney Comedy Festival Cracker Night galas, America’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, @Midnight as well as a record breaking number of appearances on Conan.

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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 that 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, still just 18, 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 smash-hit, completely selling out every performance. His 2011 follow-on, The Joker, sold an astonishing 10,000 tickets, subsequently touring for 50 dates across the UK in a tour produced by Live Nation, after they took him on as their youngest solo comedy client. In 2011, he was also hailed as the Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards.

In March 2012, he recorded his debut live stand-up DVD, Daniel Sloss—Live!, (at Glasgow’s Kings Theatre) which was released on BBC WW’s 2Entertain in the autumn. That same year his new Fringe show The Show saw him move to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and was a sold out smash-hit, remarkably playing to over 10,000 people.

Similarly, 2013’s Stand-Up repeated the success, with each of the shows going on autumn UK tours of over 50 dates. In December of that year, after being spotted at the Edinburgh fringe, Daniel made the first of many appearances on US TV late night TV show Conan, as well as guesting on cult TV favourite The Pete Holmes Show.

His 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. Daniel subsequently embarked on a major European autumn tour, performing 20 shows across 15 countries as well as UK theatre dates including two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room. He ended the year filming the Internet sitcom M.U.F.F which he co-created, co-produced and also starred in.

2014 also saw Daniel offered a talent deal with Conan O’Brien’s production company, Conaco and Warner Brothers Studios. Returning to LA in September, Daniel appeared on Comedy Central’s @Midnight, CBS network’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and back in the UK on ITV’s Sunday Night at the Palladium.

2015 kickstarted with Daniel’s return to the Altitude Festival, and working in LA for the pilot season. In August his new solo hour DARK was hailed by audiences and press alike for its masterful handling of more challenging subject matter and again sold over 10,000 tickets at his 8th season at the Edinburgh fringe—the 5th consecutive year Daniel achieved this feat. He then embarked on his biggest autumn tour to date, performing DARK for over 80 dates across the UK, throughout 16 countries in Europe.

In January 2016, Daniel extended DARK to a 90-minute version and ran this in London for a week at the Soho Theatre before the show transferred to the USA. He appeared on Conan for a 5th time, performed a run of DARK in LA at the Westside Comedy Theater, and made his solo debut in New York with a week-long, off-Broadway season of DARK in the Soho Playhouse, attracting great acclaim, and which saw him featured on the front page of the New York Times Arts section.

DARK then travelled to Australia and New Zealand for several smash-hit seasons in Sydney (winning the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Award [International]), Perth, Auckland and made his debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a packed 4-week season, adding extra performance due to demand. He was featured on a number of TV showcases including the MICF Oxfam Gala, NZ Comedy Fest’s Best Bits gala and on Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night.

DARK then travelled to Australia and New Zealand, where Daniel performed smash-hit seasons in Sydney (winning the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Award [International]), Perth, Auckland and made his debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a packed four-week season, adding extra performance due to demand. He was featured on a number of TV showcases including the MICF Oxfam Gala, NZ Comedy Fest’s BEST BITS gala and on Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night.

After a brief trip to the US for seasons in San Francisco and Madison, he returned to the UK, where he appeared at both the Glastonbury and the Latitude Festivals, before heading back to Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival for some TV tapings and to perform DARK, prior to the premiere of his new solo show Daniel Sloss—So? at the EICC in the Edinburgh Fringe. The show was a huge hit, exceeding previous audience figures and to press acclaim.

After a brief trip to the US for seasons in San Francisco and Madison, and making a record-breaking 6th appearance on Conan, Daniel came back to the UK to appear at both the Glastonbury and the Latitude Festivals before returning to Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival for some TV tapings and to perform DARK prior to the Edinburgh Fringe. The subsequent premiere of his new solo show Daniel Sloss—So? at the EICC in August saw the show become a huge hit, exceeding previous audience figures and to press acclaim.

Daniel Sloss—So? toured extensively for over 120 dates throughout UK and Europe in the autumn of 2016, finishing up with a week-long pre-Christmas season at London’s Soho Theatre .

In the first half of 2017, he made his 7th appearance on Conan in January 2017 and performed a second off-Broadway season at the Soho Playhouse with Daniel Sloss—So?, as well as a week of late-night sets at the Comedy Cellar and Gotham comedy clubs, appearing alongside stand-up alumni including Kevin Hart. He then headed to Australia and New Zealand for what became three months of non-stop smash hit seasons and TV appearances, receiving rave reviews and culminating in Daniel Sloss—So? being filmed before a packed house at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. He also featured on Comedy Central’s Drunk History re-telling the story of William Wallace (hilariously portrayed by Keith Allen), Dave Channel’s Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.

He returns to Glastonbury as well as to the Reading and Leeds Festivals and premieres his new solo show Daniel Sloss—Now at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the EICC in August, making his tenth appearance at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Daniel is also a regular at major British and international clubs including the UK’s Comedy Store, The Stand and the Glee Clubs, Sydney Comedy Store, the LA Improv, New York’s Comedy Cellars and Gotham and other festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Altitude, Bestival, Leeds, Reading, British Summer Time at Hyde Park and San Francisco’s Sketchfest as well as Altitude (the all-star comedy-and-snowboarding festival in the Alps).

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Simply world class… hilarious… An endearingly unabashed blend of arrogance, awkwardness and self-effacing anecdotes delivered with precision timing, perfectly-placed silence and (the) unfettered confidence… Nothing is off limits… Sloss skilfully weaves sensitive subject matter into a hilarious tapestry of politically incorrect and sexually inappropriate zingers… his humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature.
✶✶✶✶ Herald Sun, Australia

Dark and mocking humour with a sting… a welcome hour of deliciously dark stand-up
✶✶✶✶ Mail On Sunday

Charming, self-deprecating and genuinely funny
– Time Out, London

Brilliantly dark
– Sunday Times, UK

Dirty, sweet and clever
– New York Times

Nothing short of hysterical… Stunning
– Sunday Express, UK

Dazzling wit
– Telegraph, UK

There is something effortlessly charming about Daniel Sloss… slick and hilarious… he makes you think about yourself and your relationships, and then side-swipes you with a brilliant gag. While you will come away thinking about your life choices, you will also come away with sore ribs from laughing… Sloss is a festival highlight. See him
✶✶✶✶½ The Age, Australia

Irreverent wit and devastating… an intelligent, razor sharp performer who looks like Macaulay Culkin on speed and readily goes where other comedians fear to tread
– Adelaide Advertiser, Australia

Stunningly poignant… finely honed skill… deeply dark comedic style… more than a little bit evil… Sloss proves you don’t need a university education to know how to do your research and construct an intelligent argument. In fact, he is brilliantly skilled at doing just that and making it achingly funny at the same time.
✶✶✶✶½ Theatre People

Dark AF stand-up; snowflakes beware, this is no safe space…comedy provocateur… Sloss is clever, studious and even philosophical
✶✶✶✶ TheMusic.com.au

Sloss is on red-hot form this year… not only do the jokes pour out, he slyly and unexpectedly introduces serious ideas into the debate… A stand-up veteran at 24, his handling of provocative topics is maturing fast so that, even as circumstances pile up in his sex stories and the laughter rises to hysteria, he’s totally in control of the shifts in tone
– Sunday Herald, UK

Meteoric… Has them rolling in the aisles… Sloss is blessed with a sharp mind and a potent stage persona.
✶✶✶✶ The 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

Unstoppable… 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

Makes Inglorious Bastards seem like Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
– Bruce Dessau on Daniel’s six-part Internet sitcom M.U.F.F.

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

✶ Winner 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Best of the Fest Award [International]

✶ Winner 2011 Scottish Variety Awards Best New Scottish Comedian

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Daniel Sloss, Bloomsbury Theatre, 2012 ©Jill Furmanovsky

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