Dalton Trumbo's Reluctant Cabaret
Dan Renton Skinner
Dara O Briain
Dead Cat Bounce
Deborah Frances White
Delete The Banjax
Dominic Elliot Spencer
Donnchadh O Conaill
From Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
More Daniel Sloss videos
|Just for Laughs showcase, London|
|At the Magners International Comedy Festival in Glasgow|
|At Òran Mór|
|Daniel Sloss live at the Stand, Glasgow|
Finalist in the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition, 2008, when he was just 17. He became a regular writer for Frankie Boyle on Mock the Week and has had his own pilot show for BBC Three.
Daniel Sloss: Teenage Kicks - Fringe 2009
There’s no writing about Daniel Sloss without mentioning his age. He’s just 18 years old, and for someone so young, he is indeed remarkably accomplished. Yet, two years into his comedy career, he’s just not ready for a full hour. Few comedians would be, of whatever vintage. You can praise him with the suffix ‘…for his age’, but in absolute terms, the material is all-too predictable.
He has reams of stuff about how backwards and, therefore, incestuous his home town of Fife is, and relentless masturbation material. While any interaction he has with an adult carries a gag about grooming. So far, so pedestrian – and these are all topics to which he repeatedly returns.
Elsewhere there are generic quips about sex education, hating James Blunt, airport security or irritating adverts (‘if you hit a child at 40…’) which don’t go anywhere beyond those initial thoughts. Isn’t Cillit Bang’s Barry Scott annoying? Yes, that’s because the advertising agency invented him to be that way.
He acknowledges the fact that his youth means he has little experience on which to draw, bemoaning in his best, but brief, segment that he just can’t do nostalgia comedy. ‘What the fuck are Opal Fruits?’ Instead, he is literally reduced to doing impressions of his teachers. How many comics have started there – but it’s rarely the basis for an Edinburgh show.
Maybe at twice his age, I’m not his target audience. Teenagers are obviously likely to relate more easily to him, and also be less aware of what topics have been done to death in comedy clubs.
He’s certainly a natural performer, fluid and confident – and no ‘for his age’ needed to qualify that – but he does get a bit stuck with some of the audience interaction. It’s very superficial stuff, just asking the crowd if anyone has experience of the next topic to make it seem like a conversation, not a monologue. But if he gets ‘no’ for an answer, he keeps asking it, getting stuck on nothing before the show can move on.
Sloss will undoubtedly develop as a comedian, he has plenty of the right elements in place already, but an hour is too much, too soon.
|Date of live review: Sunday 30th Aug, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
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I saw him in a Glasgow comedy club then on TV and cannot see how he has gained a following. Nothing original & would just be an annoying guy in the union who thought he was hysterical. Bird humour maybe.
Daniel Sloss third act on as part of the Gilded Balloon Tour at Eden Court Theatre Inverness. Daniel entered the stage with the pretence of being coy/awkward,self-effacing,instead he seems to possess a seasoned comedians confidence in his rapport with the audience and command of the stage, albeit pocket-sized.Although a short set, Daniel had the audience with him all the way.His chosen career choice seems to suit him with ease. A privilege to witness a comedian at the start of a extremely promising future. Looking forward to seeing Daniel doing a full set in the not too distant future.
Daniel Sloss Live
Life In 2D
So You Think You're Funny 
Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Daniel Sloss: Teenage Kicks
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Chortle Presents Fast Fringe [Edinburgh 2010]
Daniel Sloss: My Generation
Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Daniel Sloss: The Joker
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Daniel Sloss: The Show
Edinburgh Fringe 2013
Daniel Sloss: Stand-Up
Misc live shows
Just for Laughs: Montreal Festival Showcase 2009