Danielle Ward

Danielle Ward

Date of birth: 09-10-1978
Danielle Ward emerged on the stand-upcircuit in 2004, and was named best newcomer by Time Out two years later.

She first appeared at Edinburgh in 2005 as half of a two-handed show with Roisin Conarty, before taking a couple of years away from stand-up, first with the 2006 Fringe show Take Aa Break Tales, then 2007's Psister Psycho, which was nominated for a Chortle Award for best show. She returned with stand-upshows in 2008 and 2009.

Ward is also a regular Radio writer, having contributed to the topical shows Look Away Now, The Now Show and The News Quiz, as well as Radio 2's The Day the Music Died.

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Will TV Do The Right Thing?

Hit podcast piloted for telly

Comedy podcast Do The Right Thing could be heading for TV.

A pilot version is being filmed next month, but its creator, Danielle Ward, is to be replaced by a ‘big-name host’ who has yet to be named. Instead she will be a panellist.

She said: ‘The host is great. Honest. None of us are famous enough to launch a show. I’ll be doing something else.’

Regular captains Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge will be taking part in the run-through.

The format asks the teams what they would do in real-life situations, from survival tips such as being attacked by wolves to taking a bullet, through to agony aunt-style relationship advice and trying to guess how an expert such as a butler or police officer would handle a dilemma in their job.

Do The Right Thing piloted in 2011 and has run for six series as a podcast, all available here, with guests including Al MurraySarah Millican, Dave Gorman and Jason Manford.

When Taskmaster and Go 8 Bit have moved from live shows to the Dave TV channel, they drafted in Greg Davies and Dara O Briain as hosts, but kept respective originators Alex Horne and Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon on as a sidekick and team captains.

A run-through of Do The Right Thing is being filmed in front of a live audience in London next month, but it is not yet known if a broadcaster is attached.

The taping is at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden on November 9. Click here for free tickets.

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Published: 13 Oct 2016

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