Daniel Townes Latest News
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.
The Daniel Townes Podcast Patreon
I’ve set up a Patreon for the Daniel Townes Podcast and my comedy.
If you don’t know what Patreon is, it is a personal support line for my stand-up comedy, The Daniel Townes Podcast, live show recordings, and other special events. I’m aiming for this to become the one-stop place for everything new and exciting that I’m working on and other things I’d like to do.
By supporting me, you will receive two monthly exclusive episodes of the show in audio and video formats. You will also receive the highest quality copies of my two full-length stand-up comedy specials: “Previously” and “Crash & Burn”.
You will be directly contributing to the production costs of the podcast and all other content that I plan to make for the page to help it grow. Because of this, I (will be) work(ing) for you, the people who like my comedy and are happy to support me while I create it.
Everything that comes from your support will be put back into my stand-up comedy and content creation, which will lead to even more cool stuff for the page as it grows.
One of my first goals is to buy an audio interface with more than two inputs. I plan to have the Patreon exclusive episodes as a big fun party type vibe. I have many more goals, but I’m also good at not getting ahead of myself.
I appreciate your support.
Oh and if you want to check out some classics or the latest episodes of The Daniel Townes Podcast you can do that here.
New Episodes – The Daniel Townes Podcast
I’ve been recording new episodes of The Daniel Townes Podcast. They are available now at the links below.
I missed a payment with the hosting service during COVID and the 108 original episodes were taken down. I am uploading 2 of them per week alongside the new episodes.
If you’ve listened to the pod before you know what it is about, if you haven’t I catch up with my peers and it is a very casual/conversational show. It goes wherever the conversation takes us, resulting in an intimate, often ridiculous, and sometimes dark show covering a wide variety of topics ranging from serious things like drug addiction and alcoholism to fun topics like favourite types of junk food and egging.
You can listen on Spotify here
Apple Podcasts has new episodes of The Daniel Townes Podcast here.
Or just type the name into whatever podcast app you use, it is on there. I’ve gotta say this has changed a lot since when I first started the pod back in 2013. All I had to do then was submit the RSS feed to Apple, now there are so many different services. Anyway that bit was just for me.
While you’re here you can check out my other podcast Stream Roulette here.
Sydney Comedy Festival 2022
Sydney Comedy Festival 2022 is nearly upon us and I, Daniel Townes am back with a brand new show.
It’s about some of the bigger things things that have happened during my life through the pandemic, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the pandemic, that was just in the background while all of this other stuff was going on.
My show is on in May at the Factory Theatre, you can check all of the important ticket information here.
I’ve been working my butt off on this one so I’ve given it the name Grinding, as per most of my live show names it doesn’t mean too much, I just like the word.
Anyways, I hope to see you there.
If you can’t make it down down to Sydney Comedy Festival 2022 but are still keen to check out what I’ve been up to you can have a listen to my new podcast Stream Roulette here.
(And honestly this sentence is just here coz the SEO plugin is telling me there isn’t enough words on this post, so this is just to drag it out and have enough content. If it was up to me the length of a post wouldn’t affect SEO and I would be able to keep these shorter and not sound like I’m crowbarring keywords into the copy.)
Have a great day!
Stream Roulette is a new podcast I am doing weekly with Steph Broadbridge. The first episode is available now on the 21.02.22.
Basically we let Netflix/Stan/Binge etc choose the show by pressing “play something” and then we report back on how we went with them, and try and stay on topic. The only rule is it can’t be a show that we have seen, or something that we actually want to watch. So far we are having a lot of fun. The initial episode covers Young Sheldon, Emily in Paris, and Swat. We will release a second episode this week, and then weekly on Tuesdays starting from 01.03.22.
Stream Roulette is available on all of the podcast platforms here.
We have a lot of big plans for live shows in the future, and we have started a Patreon where you can grab extra bonus episodes.
Feel free to follow all of the social media linked above, and if you like the podcast please leave a review on your preferred platform so we can climb up the charts.
If you’re keen to check out any other podcasts I’ve done you can check them out here.
Also please stay tuned for some more developments on The Daniel Townes Podcast (it is getting resurrected).
Laugh Outta Lockdown
Laugh Outta Lockdown shows are coming to Sydney and are bringing comedy back to the Factory Theatre (and other venues). I’m doing a split bill show with Alex Jae and Luke Heggie. We’ll be onstage 20 mins each and doing a bunch of new material.
It’s the same image as our Sydney Fringe Comedy show from years ago, we haven’t been able to get together for a new one.
You can get tickets here.
The show name came from our discussion of what we should call the show, one of us said “it doesn’t matter.” So we went with that.
Here’s the blurb, if this sounds up your alley then come along to Laugh Outta Lockdown Comedy at the Factory Theatre.
“What a year it’s been. Who cares? Honestly. Shut up and get on with it. Three of Sydney’s finest, Alex Jae, Daniel Townes, and Luke Heggie are re-uniting for a jam-packed hour of new material. There’ll be only one of them on stage at a time. There will be no “yes and” folly. Don’t panic.
If you want to hear some personal shortcomings being broadcast for all and sundry, some rank and file silliness, and some jokes being made at the expense of those less fortunate, then this will be over half way up your alley. If you wish to rate the performers at volume on your way out because you’ve watched too much reality television and you think it’s necessary to put people in their place, even though you’ve just watched an hour of champagne comedy with a spumante price tag, then beatings will be administered out the back of the shed where the performance takes place.
There’s something for everyone, unless you’re a simpleton or a child. Do it.”
Sydney Comedy Festival 2021
My Sydney Comedy Festival 2021 Daniel Townes Little Ray of Sunshine is on in May, 13th, 15th and 17th at the Factory Theatre. More details are on the image below and you can grab tickets by clicking the image or here.
I was meant to do this show last year but it got cancelled due to corona. It has been a wild year. This show will feature some of my favourite material from over the years. And a whole bunch of new stuff I’ve been working on for the last 12 months.
The festival itself kicks off shortly. You can check out all of the shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2021 website.
Or grab your tickets to see Daniel Townes at Sydney Comedy Festival 2021 here.
I’ll see you around the Factory theatre. Or in the dog park. Or at the supermarket. Not that I’ve been anywhere near a shopping centre in the last 12 months. That shopping centre one is a bit of a stretch. A dog park on the other hand is highly likely.
Anyways, it’s been a ride and all of my gigs since live entertainment has come back have been great fun. I never thought I’d miss something so much.
I hope you and yours have stayed healthy the last 12 months.
The Andy Social Podcast
I was also a guest on the Andy Social Podcast with Andy Dowling, who you may know as the guitarist from Lord.
This was a lot of fun, I honestly didn’t even realise we had started recording.
Listen to the Andy Social Podcast here.
You can also check out an episode of my own podcast with Jo Cooper here
Eh, COVID. What can you say huh? Everything’s going digital. But stand up has slowly started coming back and I couldn’t be more excited. The gigs so far have been A1 and I am looking forward to getting back into the full swing of things.
In the meantime I’ve got a few other interesting things I’m working on for the new year, including a new show for some of the Comedy Festivals, and lots more digital stuff. Including this Twitch channel.
As for more podcasts you can expect them to keep coming. I’ll be continuing my own now for special occasions and I have a few other ideas in the pipeline for 2021 already. Otherwise catch me on the Andy Social Podcast
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you had a great break and didn’t over do it with anything. Or if you did it was within reason.
Jo Cooper – The Daniel Townes Podcast
Jo Cooper was recently a guest on The Daniel Townes Podcast to discuss her recent five year legal battle regarding her pooch and best friend Angus. And for challenging NSW strata laws regarding pets and ending all the way at the Supreme Court.
It was a very passionate episode. Outside of her legal battles we also covered racism, sexism, classism, and the abuse that she received for going about something the right way, and having to spend 5 years of her life pursuing the right result.
Re pets and Strata you can have your say here. It’s super easy. Do it for Jo Cooper and Angus, and every other pet owner in NSW.
If you’d like more info on Jo and her story well you can pretty much google Jo Cooper Angus and you’ll find what it’s about. Otherwise here’s some links.
I’ll also put this on the podcasts page so it doesn’t get lost in the wind. The Jo Cooper Episode of the Daniel Townes podcast is number 108.
As mentioned previously it was this episode of The Mugg Off Podcast that led to this happening so thanks again fellas.
Please enjoy this extremely passionate episode / conversation between Jo and I.
And have a great new year.
The Mugg Off Podcast
Woo hoo, Daniel Townes was recently a guest on the excellent The Mugg Off Podcast. It’s hosted by 3 Aussie comedy legends.
There’s been a long running joke with me and the fellas because I was always going to get them on my podcast and then it went on hiatus. Now I finally got to be on theres. Next time they will be on mine.
This Mugg Off Podcast episode was a lot of fun to record. Them letting me vent like this for an hour about some consumer battles I’ve had over the years led to the next guest on my own podcast. It wouldn’t have happened without this episode. Or I doubt it would have. I sent this episode as a short bio showcasing my expertise in a particular area and thankfully the response was positive.
You can listen to my episode of The Mugg Off Podcast: here.
Thanks to the fellas for letting Daniel Townes vent on your Mugg Off Podcast. I tried to bring some of my best.
I’ll also chuck it up on podcasts page so it doesn’t disappear from the latest news forever.
As mentioned I’ve got another episode of my own coming shortly, and another one I recorded during COVID with Andy Dowling. I won’t lie, outside of jotting down ideas and writing I haven’t really done much since live gigs stopped and I’ve kinda enjoyed recharging my batteries.
2020 Festival Shows Cancelled
My 2020 Comedy Festival shows have been cancelled due to Corona. That’s Sydney, Canberra, and Perth. Community health is way more important than comedy.
All ticket holders will be contacted about refunds. I’ll do the show at a later date when things are back to normal.
In the meantime if you’re looking for some comedy you can watch both of the full length shows I’ve recorded over at YouTube
They’re also both for sale at a much higher quality here.
For the people who aren’t coping with isolation here’s a few tips to help your sanity. Pick the path that suits you:
Stimulate your brain – puzzles, strategy games, reading
Get a dog
Turn your brain off – weed, booze, benzos, a shotgun to the face.
Obviously don’t blow your face off with a shotgun. Stay safe and healthy and I’ll see you on the other side of this madness.
Crash and Burn Clips
Here’s a few short clips from Daniel Townes – Crash & Burn, my latest full-length stand up comedy recording. All of the clips have burnt in captions too if that’s your thing.
I’ll add more clips to this post once I cut up some more short ones.
(Google SEO time) – that’s more short videos, footage, and Crash and Burn clips from Daniel Townes, the second full-length stand up comedy recording which was filmed live at the The Comedy Store in Sydney.
Just quickly, this SEO thing is fucking ridiculous. I want these posts short, and I have to hit a certain character limit just for them to get ranked.
Anyway, that’s enough apparently, so if you like the short clips I’m posting you can also watch all of Crash and Burn here. Or if you like supporting the arts you can buy it in full HD here.
There’s also a combo available which includes my first recording, Previously.
If you’d rather watch this footage square, with a heading, and on your phone I’ve also been sharing them over on my Instagram and my Facebook page.
Anyway, back to the point and the short Crash and Burn clips, the first one is about kissing a smoker:
The next one is about stretcher earrings:
Canberra Comedy Festival 2020
I’m coming back to Canberra Comedy Festival for 2020. I’m doing one show on March 19th at 7pm. For google’s sake, that’s Daniel Townes Canberra Comedy Festival shows 2020. CCF Daniel Townes 2020.
The show is brand new and it’s called Little Ray of Sunshine. I’m very happy with how it has come along. I’ll also be doing the show at Perth Comedy Festival in April and Sydney Comedy Festival in May.
You can get more information and links to official ticketing sites for Canberra Comedy Festival here.
That is the end of the important information regarding the show, what follows is to hit the character count required for this web pages to register properly. SEO i’s a long and boring subject, and seeing as this is meant to be about Daniel Townes Canberra Comedy shows I’ll wrap it up soon. I think I’ve got about 50 or words left. Comedy.
I know I wouldn’t make much of a salesperson. Most people would use their 300 words to really sell their product but me, nah, I give the info as concise as possible so you can make up your mind quickly. Then I fill up the remaining space with dribble. Blame Google and SEO for that. (Daniel Townes CCF 2020)
Anyway, Daniel Townes Canberra Comedy Festival 2020 show is on in March and there is more info here.
Perth Comedy Festival 2020
Perth Comedy Festival is back for 2020. My shows are on April 24th and 25th at 9pm. But first, to keep google SEO happy – Perth Comedy Festival Daniel Townes shows.
Again this is a brand new show. I’ve worked my ass off on it for quite a while so I’m looking forward to bringing it over to WA. I’ll also be doing the show at Sydney Comedy Festival in May, and Canberra Comedy Festival in March.
Tickets aren’t onsale yet but you can browse the festival website here. I’ll post the ticketing link once it is live.
You can feel free to stop reading here. The next 167 words or so are purely to keep the SEO gods happy. What an absolute pain in the ass it is. I really wanted to keep all of the posts on this site short, sweet, and informative, but because of the way SEO works I have to make sure posts are a certain length, just so they’ll register when people search for Perth Comedy Festival 2020 or something similar. I really wish I didn’t know this stuff.
Anyway, that’s about enough of banging on about Daniel Townes upcoming Perth Comedy Festival shows, so for more information click here.
Sydney Comedy Festival 2020
Sydney Comedy Festival is back for 2020. My shows are on from May 14th – 17th, 8:15 Thursday to Saturday and 7:15 start on the Sunday night. Before I go on, and to keep Google happy – Daniel Townes Sydney Comedy Festival Shows.
This is a brand new show that I’ve been working my ass off on. I’ll also be doing the show at Perth Comedy Festival in April and Canberra Comedy Festival in March.
You can get more information and links to official ticketing for Daniel Townes Sydney Comedy Festival 2020 shows here.
That is all of the pertinent information. What’s following is called filler so that the post is long enough. There’s an explanation on the Perth page about SEO and why posts need to be a certain length.
I wouldn’t make a good salesperson would I? Most people would use there 300 words to really sell their product but me, nah, I give the info as concise as possible so that you can make up your own mind. Then I fill up the remaining space with this.
Anyway, now that I seem to have made a little bit of progress on the Daniel Townes shows at Sydney Comedy Festival 2020 post I can sign off with a semi hard sell. Syd Com Fest information and ticketing links are here.
Crash and Burn Release
Daniel Townes second comedy special – Crash & Burn is finally here. This is my second full-length comedy special recording and the extended version of my ABC Comedy Next Gen Episode from February 2018. There’s an extra 15 minutes of jokes that we had to cut so it was the right length for the broadcast. If you didn’t see it on TV then this is your chance to get around it properly and in it’s entirety.
*Party poppers and fireworks explode.
This version was completely re-edited, coloured, and subtitled by me. I also took the photo for the artwork and designed it myself. I used the image I did because I got sick of looking at pictures of myself.
The live show was filmed at The Comedy Store in Sydney in October 2017.
It is available in full on my YouTube channel for free, and it is also for sale at the highest possible quality here.
The YouTube version is compressed as fuck coz that’s what they do, the version for sale is the highest quality that I could create and it’s yours forever.
As a special launch day deal, for the next 24 hours you can get Daniel Townes – Crash & Burn for the measly price of $5.00. Or you can get both of my full length recordings Previously and Crash & Burn as a combo for $8.00. After that you can still get them both for a total of $8.00.
There’s also audio only versions of both if that’s your thing.
I’ll leave it up to you to decide how you consume it.
Get Daniel Townes second comedy special Crash & Burn on YouTube here. The online shop version is here.
And you can check out my first full length show here.
Jokers Comedy Club Hobart
I’m doing a show at Jokers Comedy Club in Hobart on September 18th. This is a one night only thing.
I’ll be doing a different show to the last time I was at the club so if you saw me last time it will be completely different. It’s a great room for comedy and if it’s anything like last time it will be an awesome night.
For more information and tickets for the Hobart comedy shows you can check out the Jokers Comedy Club website here.
In a perfect world the above sentence would have been the end of this post. Simple and to the point about the show I’ve got coming up in Hobart. Unfortunately, because of *oogle’s strangehold of the internet individual posts need to be around 300 words before they’ll show up in search results. I still need another 145 or so.
Later this month I’ve got some shows in Port Macquarie and Newcastle. I’ve also got some more shows in Brisbane coming up in October. I’ll post more on all of these once I have finalised all of the details.
In conclusion, you can get tickets for the Hobart comedy shows at the Jokers Comedy Club website here.
You can also check out some of the past shows I’ve done here.
Take that *oogle.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour
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.
If you’re looking for my gigs closer to Sydney, I’m doing Sydney Fringe at the beginning of September with Luke Heggie and Alex Jae. You can get more info on that here.
See you on the road.
Tea With Alice Podcast
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.
Sydney Fringe Comedy 2019
Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival 2019 kicks off at the end of August. I’m doing another split bill show with Sydney comics Alex Jae and Luke Heggie.
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)
Gold Coast Comedy
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.
The second hour I recorded is available now.
There's over 100 episodes of this available for your ears and minds.
This is the first hour I filmed back in 2011, live at the Comedy Store in Sydney
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