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: My Generation
Daniel Sloss may not be the youngest comedian on the Fringe any more but his age and baby face are still a focus in his work. And despite his age, he has the confidence and charisma of a panel show regular. His youth and inexperience is only really apparent in his material.
Sloss clearly understands the techniques of comedy, with a meander through each joke format, from puns to observation, from reveals to one-liners, all wrapped up in anecdotes about his life. It is a walk through a comedy writing workbook, but Sloss executes it well and his audience lap it up.
Fast approaching his 20th birthday, Sloss tells us that he is worried about getting old, and although the 16 year old Icelander in the front row may have shuddered at the very idea of entering a third decade, the rest of the audience were left cold, miffed by the suggestion that 20 is over the hill. This is not unnoticed by Sloss and his jovial recognition of this gains him instant forgiveness.
Despite his enviable age, Sloss makes his material accessible to all. His gentle stories of family life, relationships and growing up aren't going to challenge the grey matter too much but they do entertain, and there are ample laughs throughout. There are a few groans too, especially for some incredibly ropey puns, the worst attached to Sloss's admission that he loves 'wanking jokes'. He is unapologetic for his predilection for such tales (despite a very endearing onstage blush) and his conviction in his choice of topics is all that is needed to sell it.
An ill-advised jargon-filled rant on the medical definition of drunkenness was the only section that felt highly scripted, with rushed and garbled delivery that reduced its effectiveness. Unfazed, and ever the professional, Sloss wisely ignores the flatline and ploughs straight on.
This is not insightful, groundbreaking stuff but it is a pleasant hour spent in the company of an agreeable act who seems to have his feet still planted firmly on the ground. One of the most mature skills is Sloss's ability to think on his feet and engage with his crowd, which points to an act that, given the chance to develop without being overexposed, could be a contender for the next major Scottish breakthrough.
|Date of live review: Saturday 14th Aug, '10|
Review by Corry Shaw
Sunday 25th Jul, '10-
Daniel Sloss: Teenage Kicks - Fringe 2009
Sunday 30th Aug, '09-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2008 - Friday 22nd Aug, '08-
Friday 1st Aug, '08-
Show - Misc live shows -
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