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Daniel Townes is a small-name comedian with a big talent. It feels like you’re sitting down with a mate, discussing the ridiculousness of life. Townes is genuinely funny, I highly recommend him to anyone tired of seeing big names coast on their reputations.” The Age

 

International Australian comedian Daniel Townes first hit the Sydney comedy scene with his acerbic, intelligent, and laid-back stand-up style in 2003, and quickly made his mark as one of the country’s best live acts and most sought after comedians. His live performances are packed with killer one-liners, insightful social commentary, and dark and hilarious personal stories.

 

“It takes real talent to summarize all our shortcomings as a society and still entertain an audience. Luckily, Daniel Townes is a very talented comedian.” - The Music 2015

 

Constantly in demand, he’s performed at the prestigious invite-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won over audiences worldwide with his disarming delivery, dry wit, and cheeky smile: headlining and hosting at comedy clubs throughout Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha. In 2016 he performed at the Just For Laughs Australia Stand Up Series, filmed at the Studio at Sydney Opera House for The Comedy Channel.

 

Daniel is a regular feature at comedy and fringe festivals around the globe, and has performed a new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every year since 2005 - with successful seasons also at Adelaide Fringe, Perth International Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Sydney Comedy Festival, where in 2011 he was nominated for Time Out Magazines Sydney’s Best Comedian Award, and the Peoples Choice Award. He’s toured Australia wide with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow since 2007, and hosted the Hong Kong and Singapore tours in 2013. 

 

“A stand-up’s stand-up, he eschews contrived themes and narrative for an hour dense with jokes, searing observation and the odd deliberate groaner. His rapid-fire delivery means you probably get more gags per minute than from any other comic at the Fringe.” - ripitup.com.au

 

Townes is also no stranger to performing on the outdoor comedy stages of music Festivals, including; Homebake Music Festival (Sydney), Splendour In The Grass (Byron Bay), Falls Festival (Australia wide), Southbound Music Festival (WA); and also the V Festival, Leeds Festival, and Reading Festival in the UK. 

 

“A breath of fresh air” - Rolling Stone Magazine

 

Besides constantly lighting up comedy clubs and festivals around the world, he’s appeared on Good News Week, The Footy Show, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia and Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night, ABC TV’s Stand-Up, Comedy Train on Humour TV in the Netherlands, and also hosts The Daniel Townes Podcast, a weekly conversation with comedians from around the world. 

 

He was recently featured in the 2015 Buzzfeed list of the funniest comedians to follow on Twitter.

 

His first live DVD, Previously, was recorded at the Sydney Comedy Store in 2011 and is available in high definition on iTunes, or via Paypal and direct download here

Special mention to Daniel Townes’ laid-back, one-liner comedy for making stand-up look so easy, anyone can do it, right?” - The Music 2016

 

“Dazzlingly funny.” - Herald Sun 2015

 

“This highly personal and honest reflection is a touching journey interspersed with top-mark laughs, clever call backs and acerbic social commentary.” - Herald Sun 2014

 

Disarmingly frank and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a show I would recommend highly.” - Squirrel Comedy 2014

 

“Townes shows his years of experience as a performer in knowing how and when to throw in the one-liners, non-sequiturs, dad-jokes and call backs” - Arts Hub Perth

 

Daniel Townes is a fine example of interesting, intelligent and hilarious stand up." - rhum.org.au

 

“Fascinating…Freaking hilarious…You’re in absolutely safe hands with this guy.” - RTR FM Perth

 

“There wasn’t one joke from Townes that didn’t receive a massive response.” - Midwest Times

 

“What elevates Townes’s set is his skilful turn of phrase, with each little whine encapsulated in a well-judged nugget of wit, nicely rounding off the point he’s making”

- Chortle (UK)

 

“Daniel Townes is charming and disarming as much as he is humorous. The trick is to have a whip-crack laugh at the end of the joke, and Townes shows his professionalism by slipping in that ripper almost without ceremony. With any luck he’ll become a regular at future festivals.” -Adelaide Advertiser

 

“A must see” - Yawp Magazine

 

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Recordings

     
2012 PREVIOUSLY Solo DVD
     
2007 Best of the Footy Show DVD, compilation
     
2006 FHM Search for Australia's Funniest... DVD, Compilation
     
2005 Sydney Underground Comedy DVD, Compilation
     
2004 The Laugh Garage CD, Compilation
     

Live Shows

     

2016

Future Classics
Sydney Fringe Festival - Split show with Luke Heggie and Katie Burch
2016 Jester Day Solo show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and Perth International Comedy Festival

2015 Three's Comedy Sydney Fringe Festival - Split show with Luke Heggie and Chris Wainhouse

2015 Crash and Burn Solo show - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and Perth International Comedy Festival

2014 Crash and Burn Solo show - Sydney Fringe Festival

2014 The Other Side Solo show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, and Bondi Feast Festival

2013 I Think So I'm Ready Solo show - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
     
2013 Against the Grain Solo show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2012 Judge Me Schmudge Me Solo show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2011 This Could Go Either Way Solo show - Sydney Fringe Festival
     
2011 Murphy's Law Solo show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival.
     
2010 So Far, So What Solo show - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2009 And yeah, you know Solo show - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2008 Yeah yeah yeah yeah Solo show - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2008 Live at Toomler Double header - English Comedy Festival, Amsterdam
     
2007 Seriously Solo show - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival
     
2006 And that... Solo show - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney.
     
2006 The Late Laugh Late Night Variety show, Adelaide Fringe Festival
     
2005 A Night of Interpretive Dance Double Header with Nick Sun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
     
2005 Mic In Transit Group show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
     
2004 Shock of the New Group show, Adelaide Fringe Festival
     
2004 Shock of the New VS the Bedroom Philosopher Group Show, Big Laugh Festival, Sydney
     

Other Notable Live Work

     
2016 Just for Laughs Sydney, The Stand Up Series

Opera House, Sydney

2016 Perth International Comedy Festival Gala Regal Theatre, Perth
2015 Southbound Festival Music Festival, Bussleton, WA


2014 Falls Festival Music Festival, Various Aus Locations

 

2014 Splendour In The Grass Music Festival, Byron Bay

 

2013 Reading Festival Music Festival, UK

 

2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Hong Kong and Singapore

 

2012 V Festival Music Festival (UK)
     
2007 - 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Australia wide
     
2007 - 2016 Cracker Night Sydney Comedy Festival Gala
     
     
2011 - 2012 Homebake Music Festival, Sydney
     
2009 Worlds Funniest Island Comedy Festival, Sydney
     
2009 Leeds Festival Music Festival, UK
     
2008 Support act for Dave Hughes Enmore Theatre
     
2008 Reading Festival Music Festival, UK
     
2007 Support act for Dave Hughes London, UK
     
2007 Support act for Arj Barker Sydney Opera House
     
     
2006 Support act for Arj Barker Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Regional NSW
     
2005 Support act for Wil Anderson Lismore, Townsville and Enmore Theatre
     
2005 Support act for Akmal Saleh Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Television

2016 Just for Laughs, The Stand Up Series The Comedy Channel
     
2010 Thursday Night Live One HD
     
2010 Australia VS Channel 7
     
2009 Good News Week Channel 10
     
2008 Comedy Train Humour TV, Netherlands
     
2008 Cracker Night Comedy Channel
     
2007 Cracker Night Comedy Channel
     
2007 Stand Up Australia Comedy Channel
     
2006 Stand Up Australia Comedy Channel
     
2006 FHM Search for Australia's Funniest... Channel 10
     
2006 NRL Footy Show Channel 9
     
2004 Stand Up ABC
     
     

Awards / Competitions

     
2011 Nominated for Sydney's Best Comedian Time Out Magazine Awards, Sydney
     
2011 Nominated for People's Choice Award Time Out Magazine Awards, Sydney Comedy Festival
     
2007 Yuk Yuks Great Australian Laugh Off National competition winner
     
2006 FHM Search for Australia's Funniest... National competition winner
     
2004 Green Faces comedy competition National Finalist