COMEDIAN & WRITER
"FUNNY AND FILTHY"
... GRAHAM NORTON ...
... CHORTLE ...
Daniel is an award-winning comedian, writer, and croissant.
After getting into stand-up comedy at university, Daniel quickly went on to become a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards. He has since performed at clubs around the country, Latitude Festival, and to horrified relatives at a family function.
As well as stand-up, Daniel also writes plays, screenplays and musical theatre. He is co-writer of Fat Rascal Theatre and one half of comedy team Foxx & Grant with frequent collaborator, Robyn Grant. Their most recent projects include ‘Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch’ which was a sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, was named Theatre Weekly’s ‘Best Musical of the Fringe’, and earned them a nomination for Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2020. They are also currently developing ‘The Ascension of Mrs Leech’, starring Caroline Quentin, for which they were Stiles + Drewe ‘Best New Song 2019’ Finalists.
Daniel can be found attention-seeking around the UK. He tackles subjects including growing up LGBT+, politics, and male mental health with an easy-going charm that endears him to most audiences, even sometimes the ones who have been dragged there by their girlfriends and fold their arms and frown.
Here is a grainy video of a recent performance at the lovely Quantum Leopard in London.
Daniel writes for stage and screen, specialising in comedies with a feminist / LGBT+ focus. He has received a number of awards and nominations, most recently being shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting 2020. He is co-writer of Fat Rascal Theatre and one half of comedy team Foxx & Grant with frequent collaborator, Robyn Grant.
Daniel’s current work as a writer/lyricist includes:
Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch (UK tour postponed to 2021 due to the apocalypse. Named Theatre Weekly’s ‘Best Musical of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019′, Edinburgh Sell Out Laurel Awarded. Written with Robyn Grant & Tim Gilvin), Hexborns School of Sorcery, immersive dining experience (Opening at The Vaults September 2020), The Ascension of Mrs Leech (new musical in development with Robyn Grant, Pippa Cleary, and Laura Elmes Productions), Buzz: A New Musical (currently back in development after touring the UK from 2016-17, winner of the Otherplace/Balkan Award. Written with Robyn Grant & Tim Gilvin).
Previous shows include:
Waiter There's a Murder in my Soup! (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre), Vulvarine: A New Musical (Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour, winner of the Fairy Powered Best New Writing Award, Co-written with Robyn Grant), Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody (King’s Head Theatre and UK tour, nominated for an Off West End Award. Co-written with Robyn Grant), and The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis (Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe & Brighton Fringe, Winner of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence).