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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.

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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.”

Laugh Outta Lockdown

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.

Daniel Townes Sydney Comedy Festival 2021

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.

The Andy Social Podcast

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.

The Guardian

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.

Jo Cooper Daniel Townes Podcast

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.

The Mugg Off Podcast

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:

Eat healthy
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.

2020 Festival Shows Cancelled


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.

Canberra Comedy Festival 2020 Daniel Townes

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.

Perth Comedy Festival 2020 Daniel Townes

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.

Sydney Comedy Festival 2020 Daniel Townes

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.

Daniel Townes Crash and Burn

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.

Jokers Comedy Club Hobart

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.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour

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.

Tea With Alice Podcast

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.

Is it?

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)

Sydney Fringe Comedy 2019

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.

Comedy Gold Coast

Riverina Comedy Club Wagga Wagga

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.

Riverina Comedy Club Wagga Wagga

Sydney Comedy Store – April

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

Sydney Comedy Store

Perth Comedy Festival 2019

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.

This is the show I just did at the Canberra Comedy Festival in March. I’m doing something completely different for the Sydney Comedy Festival.

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.


Perth Comedy Festival 2019 Daniel Townes

Sydney Comedy Festival 2019

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 bringing a different show to Canberra Comedy Festival on March 19th and Perth Comedy Festival in May.

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.

Sydney Comedy Festival 2019


The second hour I recorded is available now.

Daniel Townes Crash and Burn

There's over 100 episodes of this available for your ears and minds.

Daniel Townes Podcast Jumpbox

This is the first hour I filmed back in 2011, live at the Comedy Store in Sydney

Previously Comedy Special Full Length Daniel Townes


Daniel Townes Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

The second hour I recorded is available now

The Daniel Townes Podcast

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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