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The latest news regarding stand-up comedian Daniel Townes. Including information about new shows, one-off events, new podcast episodes, clips, footage, pics, and whatever other content I can churn out.
Over the next few months I’m doing some regional shows as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase tour. It’s a traveling Comedy Roadshow that gets to as many regional venues as possible. It’s a fantastic night of comedy in loads of awesome regional venues across Australia.
These are line-up shows and generally have 5 or 6 excellent comedians on the bill. All up it’s about 2 hours of top quality stand-up comedy that you don’t have to travel very far for.
First stop for my leg of the tour is The Blue Mountains on the 15th of August . You can get more information on that here.
Next stop is Nowra on the 17th. You can get more information here.
There’s a bunch more coming later in the year and I’ll post them as soon as the details are online. You can see all of the currently on sale Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour dates and sign up to their mailing list for future announcements here.
See you on the road.
I recently recorded an episode of the super successful Tea with Alice Podcast with Alice Fraser. We sat down and drank tea and shot the shit for an hour. Grab the Tea with Alice Podcast Daniel Townes episode on iTunes here. There is also a very extensive back catalogue of episodes to listen to, and also a Patreon account for the loads of the extra unreleased content here.
The Tea with Alice Fraser Daniel Townes Podcast recording was a lot of fun. I honestly can’t remember 100% everything that we discussed by I do remember leaving having had a good laugh. And I was a lot smarter than when I went in there.
Her personal website and entire catalogue of work is here at Alice Fraser Comedy dot com.
For other comedy podcasts I’ve recorded or been a guest on you can check out the podcasts page.
In semi-related news the new podcast I’ve been working on is coming along quite nicely. Without getting ahead of myself I am still in the planning/pre-production stages as I’m going to make sure that this one is different to anything that I’ve ever done before, and hopefully something that hasn’t been seen in an Australian Comedy Podcast since Dave Jory and myself put out K Cast back in the day.
The dates are the 4th – 8th of September and it’s at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville. The show is called Is it?
Tickets are cheap coz we are trialling brand new jokes. Most of them will shine. Some of them will bomb. A few will make us wonder what the hell we were thinking to classify such a half-baked idea as finished comedy.
Overall It’s a fun week and most definitely my favourite time of year on the Sydney Comedy calendar.
This is the 5th year in a row I’ve done the show with Heggie and the 3rd with Alex. As you can see from last years pic we had a ball. (Luckily we could use the pic for the online registration stuff and posters for this year).
These shows are great nights of having a laugh and the three of us trying extremely experimental/brand new comedy. You can get more information/tickets for our Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival 2019 shows here.
It’s going to be great.
For regional shows outside of Sydney, I’ve got a bunch coming up with the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour.
Or if you’re too cool to leave the house for comedy you can check out the episode of the Tea With Alice podcast I was a guest on here.
(And here’s a stupid pic I photoshopped quickly last year to plug our 2018 show online)
I’m doing a week of comedy shows on the Gold Coast from the 28th of July through to the 3rd of August 2019. There’s a whole range of different venues, including the one in the image below. You can grab more information on all of the live Gold Coast stand up comedy shows here.
Semi unrelated side note: Did you know that for search engine optimisation you need to have a minimum number of words in the post for something to even register with search engines? This chunk of information here is just to get the post to the recommended length of at least 300 words. You also have to make sure the words are mentioned enough times relevant to the length of text. This is pretty difficult when you only want to do short posts with information about upcoming live comedy shows. Do you know how hard it is to get the phrase Gold Coast Stand Up Comedy or Live Comedy on the Gold Coast in a post at least twice and not have it sound forced? It definitely ain’t easy.
On another unrelated side note: Sydney Fringe Festival is kicking off in a little over a month. I’ll have an update for that soon. Our shows are on from the 4th – 8th of September and we are doing another one of these and these.
I’ll also be back in Brisbane in October for another run of these shows
And then there’s Wagga Wagga shows here.
All of the Gold Coast information is here.
A few weeks ago I did a show at the Riverina Comedy Club in Wagga Wagga. If you live out that way and are after a great night of comedy then this is the spot. It runs on the last Friday of the month and the resident host is the fantastic comedian and all-around good guy Dane Simpson. He gets the best local acts from Wagga and Canberra and brings a headliner from either Sydney or Melbourne to close the show. It’s a night of world-class comedy in an awesome professional venue. Outside of the 5.5-hour drive each way, I had the time of my life.
You can get more information on the Wagga Wagga comedy shows here.
And next time I’m playing some shows at the Riverina Comedy Club in Wagga Wagga I’ll make sure to post something here so you’re actually aware of it.
If you’re looking for shows a little closer to home my Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival show runs from September 4th – Sept 8th at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville. If it’s more regional stuff you’re after I’ve got some Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour dates coming up soon.
I’ve also got a few more regional shows coming up in the back end of the year so as soon as I have all of the relevant information I will post something here.
I’m doing some live shows at The Sydney Comedy Store from Sydney from April 4th – April 6th 2019. It is an absolutely cracking line up of International and Australian stand up comedians. There are two shows on Friday and Saturday, you can get all of the information and their killer year-round schedule of live stand up comedy shows from their website. It is easily one of the best comedy clubs not just in Sydney but over the whole world and it is right in our backyard.
If you’ve just seen me over the weekend and would like to watch me over an hour you can check out my Sydney Comedy Festival show.
Update July 2019: As in previous years I will be doing a new material show at Sydney Fringe in September 2019. I’ll add more information as soon as it’s available. If you’re more keen on seeing what the new material develops to over time then get to one of The Sydney Comedy Store shows and see it in a live Stand Up Comedy club environment.
I’ve also got a fair bit more road stuff coming up in the back half of the year so I’ll post an update on that as soon as I have all of the information. At the moment I am definitely going to Nowra, Orange, The Blue Mountains, Hobart, Brisbane, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, and Tamworth. I’ll post all of the dates once they’re finalised, it will be like my current Gold Coast dates here
Daniel Townes Perth Comedy Festival 2019 show is on sale. It’s at the Astor Theatre on May 10th. There’s one show only and it is in a stunning venue.
For a bit of background, this is my show from the 2018 comedy festival season. It is all cooked up and ready to go and melt peoples faces. More information and tickets for Daniel Townes Perth Comedy Festival 2019 show is available here.
Update May 2019: Massive thanks to everyone that came along to all of my Perth Comedy shows this year, I had an absolute ball. It’s a great city and the crowds were fantastic. As always Canberra and Sydney Comedy Festivals were both great fun too.
Now that it’s over I am getting my stuff together for the beginning of festival season and Sydney Fringe Comedy in September. From there the material gets repeated and polished until it is good enough and then most likely ends up in my 2020 Comedy Festival shows for Perth, Sydney, and wherever else I decide to do the show next year.
Daniel Townes Sydney Comedy Festival 2019 show is now on sale.
Indeed: A collection of all of my favourite jokes I’ve told over the years as a comedian. Excluding jokes from 2018 and 2017 and including a bunch of new stuff that I’ve been playing around with.
Dates: May 1st – May 5th
Venue: Factory Theatre
You can get all of the relevant information on the Daniel Townes Sydney Comedy Festival 2019 show here.
I’m still getting the artwork finalised for the Sydney Comedy Festival 2019 show. In the meantime, I’ve made the handy little pie chart below to show how the five nights are going to play out.
See you there.
Update April 2019: Massive thanks to everyone that came out to these live shows. I had an absolute ball and it was a lot of fun digging through the archives and finding jokes that I haven’t told for ages. I had no idea if a lot of them work were going to work anymore. Some I just burnt because they were so dated. For the most part, I was pleasantly surprised at how many have stood the test of time.
Daniel Townes Canberra Comedy Festival show is on the 22nd of March 2019. This is my show from the 2018 Festival season so it’s super prime and ready to roll. Tickets and more information for the Canberra Comedy Festival shows are available here.
This show will also be at Perth Comedy Festival in May.
Early January I’ll be in Brisbane, Wherever you are, hit the links and i’ll see you there.
Update: July 19th: I’ll be in Brisbane in October and regional NSW in the 2nd half of the year so make sure to check out all of my upcoming gigs in either the latest news or the shows page. I’ve also got Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival coming up in September and am in the process of getting all of my new material together for the 2020 comedy festival season.
In the mean time, get your Daniel Townes Canberra Comedy Festival show information here
I’ve got some live Brisbane comedy shows coming up at the Sit Down Comedy Club and a bunch of other places in January. More information on all of the Brisbane comedy gigs is available here or by clicking the image below.
Other gigs around the country will be added to the shows page and/or the events tab over Facebook. There’s more information about my Canberra Comedy Festival shows here. My Sydney Comedy Festival show and Perth Comedy Festival shows are in May. I’m also at The Comedy Store in Sydney in April.
If you’d like to know if I’ve got anything coming up in your area or you’d like to book me for something you can hit me up here.
And if you’re from QLD hopefully I’ll see you at The Sit Down Comedy Club.
Happy New Year and 2019 Mo Fo’s.
Update July 2019: I’ve got some more Brisbane comedy shows coming up in October. I’ll post all of the information once it is available. If you’re currently on the Gold Coast, or from Hobart or Regional NSW there is information about some upcoming shows I’m doing here
I hope your New Year and 2019 has been good so far.
Crash and Burn with Daniel Townes. The full length version (everything that happened on the night) of Daniel Townes (me) ABC Comedy Next Gen episode recording is coming very soon as an uncut comedy special. If you’re keen to check out the first Daniel Townes full length comedy special there’s a short clip here and you can grab the whole thing in full high definition here. You can also check out a bunch of shorter stand up comedy clips here and on my YouTube.
If you’re after the post about about the actual live recording before it became the comedy special named Daniel Townes: Crash and Burn you can grab that here.
Update July 2019: This is coming very soon. There’s been a slight delay to due reasons out of my control, I will post more about in my next mailing list update which you can join that at the bottom of the page. In a nutshell it’s not far from finished now and will be coming very very soon. I’m also in the process of polishing up all of my current material so I can record another show soon, I’m in the preliminary planning stages and will post more informationan as soon as it is available.
Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival is over for another year so massive thanks to everyone who came out to to the new material shows at this years Fringe Comedy with Daniel Townes (me), Luke Heggie, and Alex Jae. As always it was a blast. Also big ups and massive thanks to two of my favourite Sydney comedians Luke Heggie and Alex Jae for doing this with me year in and out and making the Sydney Fringe Comedy shows my favourite part of the Sydney comedy calendar.
Brisbane shows in Jan are here. I’ve also got another run of shows in Brisbane in October so I’ll post all of the information as soon as I have it.
And if you’re keen to see the pre Fringe Comedy stuff it’s right here.
Update July 2019. The three of us will be doing another Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival show this year, you can get more information on that here
In the meantime here’s a pic from last years Sydney Fringe Comedy with Daniel Townes (me), Luke Heggie, and Alex Jae just chilling at the end of our run.
Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival is back. This year I’m doing another split show with fellow comedians Alex Jae and Luke Heggie. It’s all-new material and we are going to torch that venue. If you’re coming wear appropriate clothing and bring a fire extinguisher. More info on the Daniel Townes Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival shows is available here
And here were are chilling after last years Fringe Comedy run, right here.
Update July 2019: Daniel Townes Sydney Fringe Comedy shows for 2019 are on sale now. I’m doing another triple hander with two of my favourite stand up comedians Alex Jae and Luke Heggie.
These shows are always some of my favourite gigs of the year in Australian comedy. They’re experimental, new, and the risk of us falling flat on our face is pretty damn high. Potentially falling on my face in a room full of people is one of the reasons I got in to comedy in the first place.
Once again they’re at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville. We’re doing 6 shows. Tickets are cheap. The success rate of the new material has always been very high.
There’s more information on Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival 2019 information right here.
ABC2 Comedy Next Gen was an awesome experience I was part of in 2017. Huge thanks to everyone who came out for the live recording at The Comedy Store and to everyone who watched the episode of ABC2 Comedy Next Gen featuring Daniel Townes on either ABC or iView.
If you missed it I’m currently getting the full-length extended version sorted. If you click the image below it will take you to a page with more information about the Daniel Townes Comedy Next Gen process. You can also click here.
I’d say the full-length release is not more than a couple of weeks away. All of the major work is done, it’s just a bunch of back end stuff left, exporting it, uploading it, and then we’re good to go.
If you can’t wait that long I believe it is still occasionally being aired on ABC Comedy and iView. Check your TV guides or Google any upcoming air dates.
Alternatively, here’s a clip from the first show I recorded back in 2012.
There’s also another Daniel Townes ABC2 Comedy clip that was filmed as part of their Comedy Up Late series. You can check it out over on the clips page here.
Previously was the first full-length comedy special recorded by Daniel Townes (me) back in 2011. Just for fun there’s an old favourite joke in the clip below. I called it Previously because it was my way of moving on from the material like “hey previously on Daniel Townes, here are some jokes I used to do when I started.” It was recorded live at The Comedy Store. You can also grab all of the Daniel Townes Previously footage in full-length and glorious high definition right here.
July 2019 Update: If you’re interested in the upcoming release of my second comedy special Crash & Burn, it is coming very very soon. I’ve been saying that a lot but I had to learn a few new skills to get it finalised. All that’s left for me to do now is sign off on it, get it uploaded, and then there will be another full-length comedy special under my hat. In the meantime, you can get more information on the recording etc here.
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