Danny Pensive's Map Of Britain
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Hello. I was on telly on ITV’s Stand up Comedy Hero. i done a show all about travel. i have been called ‘champion of the simple minded’ and ‘unpredictably funny’. I did supported Milton Jones for one date. Have I been to your town? Funny jokes and talking.
marcus shepperdson - 24/08/2011
Watch this space. Danny's character utterly convincing. He's about to join the comedy hall of fame with John Shuttleworth and Arthur Strong.
Geoff F - 18/06/2011
I saw this somewhat pedestrian, rambling show on what was apparently its third preview performance. This is whimsy, not comedy: John Cooper, as Danny Pensive, makes various observations about the towns of Britain, reading some out from his diary, giving others from memory. Some are funny, some are just strange, while others simply do not work at all. There is a lot wrong with this show. For whimsy to be endearing the person making the observations has to be sympathetic; now, whilst I do not know whether John Cooper sounds like, or has the same Sunderland accent, as Danny Pensive, the fact is that this chosen persona becomes after a while very tedious indeed, the sort of person you long to get away from at a party – but at the same time are not quite certain whether you ought to lest he come out with something interesting after all. It did, however, seem a very long hour, and Danny/John was lucky to escape unscathed when he was rash enough to ask the audience “Is there anywhere youse think ah should go next, like?”. Only my inherent politeness prevented me from yelling out “Home!” And amazingly enough, everyone else seemed to be the same. Sadly, and somewhat ironically, this show goes nowhere, and I am not confident that it can be resuscitated for Edinburgh.