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|Where The Wild Things Aren't|
Born in the Scottish spa town of Moffat, Danny Bhoy began stand-up in 1998, soon after completing a history degree. He said he caught the comedy bug after walking past an Edinburgh pub and hearing a commotion inside. He discovered it was an open-mic comedy night in progress, and from then he was hooked.
Within his first year, he won The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, and in 2000 performed as part of The Comedy Zone showcase of up-and-coming stand-up talent at the Edinburgh Fringe. The following year, he performed his first solo show at the festival, and has returned every year since, except 2007.
He has also become a regular at several international festivals. He made his debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2003 and in 2005, he was invited to both Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the inaugural Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He returned to the Montreal festival in 2007, where he was given the rare chance to perform a ten-night solo run, and that year he also embarked on his first major tour of Australia, with 94 dates. He now spends half the year in Australia.
Original Review:Danny Bhoy is one smooth-talking charmer, with an effortless charisma running right through his accessible observational material.
Good-looking, chatty, confident – yet winningly unassuming with it – he’s not just pretty, he’s pretty funny. He has atomic-clock timing, a knack for le mot juste, and a cheeky, sly wit.
What he’s not doing is shattering any boundaries of comedy; but he does what he does impressively well, utterly engaging the audience with his everyday yarns. He doesn’t look far for inspiration, which means, as a comic forever on the road, he primarily offers tales of hotels and their tight sheets, ineffectual hairdryers and discreet housekeepers.
But he has a rare talent for voicing what we’ve all experienced and – more importantly – in a way much better than most of us could.
He’s previously been dubbed the next Billy Connolly, which is perhaps just an instant comparison because he’s a fellow Scottish. But he has similar reaconeurial skills and a similar way with exaggerated gestures to underline his comic points.
All in all, there’s a pretty good chance this ultimate mate-down-the-pub comic will leave you chuckling.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Ealing Comedy Festival
|Date of review: Jul 2008|
Wednesday 18th Jul, '12- Old Royal Naval College
Saturday 14th Aug, '10-
Carlsberg Cat Laughs 2010 
Thursday 10th Jun, '10- Kilkenny Langtons
Monday 14th Jul, '08-
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Hilarious. Deserves mega-stardom
Ditto, I thought he was a little put out by the small crowd at the Palace Theatre. I agree with the review as well, not spectacularly split-my-sides funny, but engagingly funny.
I saw him last night, and he was great, although he seemed a little shocked that the balconies were empty!
Smug, derivative, slick and funny only to untrained ears.
Have seen Danny twice now and he did new material at the 2nd gig. Got his DVD at Sydney Opera House and will buy his newest one asap. His YouTube page is great too. Bravo!
Saw danny last night in a tiny place in Tunbridge Wells. This obviously unnerved Danny because he kept pausing and pointing out that we weren't getting him and how big he is in Australia. Just because it was a small audience didn't mean we weren't having fun and laughing at him, it just wasn't the huge crowd he's used to. If he had just got past this and realised we were having fun and not patronising him with our quiet clapping it would of been flawless. Chill out with the small crowds, we all love you.
went to see DB last night. Normally I am a massive fan but unfortunately yesterday was a wash out. He began his act by asking two audience members to leave which was not received well by the audience. He wasted 10 minutes trying to eject them, a waste of time, not even funny and also extremely obnoxious. He seems to have become a lot more arrogant since last seeing him - yet his run of the mill observational commentary does not justify his attitude. He stumbled through the rest of the performance without really engaging the audience. There was no new material, unfortunately for me... sub-par and not recommended.
Just came back from Leeds City Varieties where, despite there shockingly only being maybe 150 people there (and him apparently being under the weather) he gave a fantastic 90 minute+ show. Definitely one to see again.
Edinburgh Fringe 2002
Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit
Edinburgh Fringe 2003
Edinburgh Fringe 2004
Edinburgh Fringe 2005
Edinburgh Fringe 2006
Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Danny Bhoy: By The Way
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Danny Bhoy: By Royal Disappointment
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Danny Bhoy: Dear Epson
The All-Star Gala [Montreal 2008]
Britcom gala 2009
Danny Bhoy: Messenger (Don't Shoot The)
Danny Bhoy: Wanderlust