Dan Nightingale

Dan Nightingale

Originally from Preston, Lancashire Dan Nightingale started his comedy career while living in Newcastle in 2002. After working at The Hyena Comedy Café as a sound man for six months, he finally got on stage.

He moved to Manchester within 12 months he went from barman at the Frog & Bucket, to booking agent, to hosting the new act night and finally compering the weekends.

In June 2004 he turned professional. At that year's Edinburgh festival he performed as part of the Big Value Comedy Show, returning in 2005 as part of a double header with Josie Long.

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Have A Word podcast announces arena gig

Adam Rowe and Dan Nightingale to play 11,000-capacity venue

Adam Rowe and Dan Nightingale are to perform a live version of their Have A Word podcast at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.

The comics will be at the 11,000-capacity venue on December 9, with Rowe saying: ‘I’ve never been more excited for a show in my entire career. This isn’t just going to be a live podcast; this is going to be a visual spectacular. An absolute extravaganza to celebrate almost three years of Have A Word madness.’

In that time, the podcast has racked up  5 million YouTube views and almost 4 million audio downloads – and on Wednesday was named best podcast at the Chortle Awards, with Rowe winning best club comedian. Crucially, they also have more than 12,000 subscribers financially supporting the show on Patreon

Nightingale added of the live show: ‘Cannot wait for this. The biggest night of my career, the biggest night in the history of Have A Word. Oh, the mayhem we have planned! It's going to be unbelievable.’

Tickets go on sale at 10am next Friday.

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Published: 1 Apr 2022

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