Daniel Smith at the 2010 Laughing Horse new act final

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

Deadpan Daniel Smith is one of the new breed of anti-comedians, deconstructing everything while being in no rush to get to punchlines, nor putting much emotion into his set. These things prove irritating, but when he deigns to move on to more substantial material, he demonstrates a decidedly original approach, not only to his chosen subjects – 14th century philosophers, anyone? – but also in the construction of gags and the elegant language he uses. While his set is still unnecessarily awkward, there are germs of brilliance here.

Review date: 31 May 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: The Dogstar

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