Had a blast this weekend. Lovely gigs, lovely people running them and probably the best accommodation on the circuit.
25 year-old Scottish award-winning comedian Daniel Sloss started writing and performing stand-up aged 16, has sold out all 8 of his previous Edinburgh Fringe seasons and, since last August, has toured 80 dates throughout the UK and 16 European countries as well as made his New York solo debut... SO?.... what else is new...?
‘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, Melbourne)
Hot on the heels of the world-wide tour of his 2015 smash-hit show DARK, Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and multi- award-winning stand-up premieres his new show DANIEL SLOSS: SO? at the EICC for the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
‘Brilliantly dark... Sloss in razor-sharp form’ (Sunday Times, UK)
Daniel Sloss: DARK was a hugely successful show, with a sold-out 2015 Fringe season at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, (playing to 10,000+ people, his fifth consecutive year of achieving such remarkable audience numbers) and a subsequent 80 date tour throughout the UK and in 16 countries across Europe.
‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times)
In 2016 DARK returned to London’s Soho Theatre for a week before transferring to New York in February for a season in the Soho Playhouse which saw Daniel featured on the front page of the New York Times Arts section. He also made his fifth appearance on US TV’s Conan and sold out more shows in Los Angeles. He then toured for 2 months to Australasia’s premiere comedy festivals, with debuts at both Melbourne and New Zealand plus welcome returns to Sydney and Perth.
‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him’ ****1⁄2 (The Age, Melbourne)
Daniel co-created and stars in online sitcom M.U.F.F and his TV appearances include Conan (6 times), 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival Oxfam gala, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Sunday Night at Palladium, John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Paul O’Grady Show (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18). He starred in his own BBC show aged 19 Adventures Of Daniel and, still aged just 20, gave a Tedx Talk and released his debut DVD Daniel Sloss: Live! for 2Entertain.
‘Makes Inglorious Bastards seem like Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (Bruce Dessau, on M.U.F.F)
In August 2008, aged just 17, Daniel became one of the youngest-ever finalists in the UK’s premiere comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? as well as performing on a double-bill show at his first Edinburgh fringe, Life in 2D. Since then he has brought a new solo show to the fringe every year - and sold it out. His first hour-long show, Teenage Kicks, premiered in 2009, sold every seat and transferred to London for his debut at the prestigious Soho Theatre, making him the youngest-ever stand-up to perform solo both at the theatre and in the West End. In 2010 & 2011 his shows My Generation and The Joker were both smash-hits, each selling out full runs in 400 seat venues. The Joker subsequently played to great acclaim across the UK in a 50 date tour produced by Live Nation after they took him on as their youngest solo comedy client. His 2012 The Show and 2013‘s Stand-Up each sold out their full festival runs at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), with subsequent 50+ date tours all over the UK. In 2014 Really...?! did the same, and in addition to touring the UK going on to play across 16 countries in Europe and in the spring of 2015, throughout Australia as well.
‘Funny, intelligent and charming’ *****
(Edinburgh Evening News, UK) Daniel tours extensively each year throughout theUK, Australia, USA and Europe, has his solo shows featured at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival (aged 21 in 2012 and again in 2016), performed in Hyde Park for Barclaycard’s British Summertime Festival in 2015 and as well as his annual Edinburgh seasons (where he premieres his latest show), regularly appears at a host of international arts, comedy and music festivals including Leeds, Reading, Glastonbury, Latitude and Altitude (Comedy/snowboarding in Austrian alps).
Twitter: @Daniel_Sloss #SO