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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Zoe Lyons named comedians' comedian

Circuit hails its favourites

Zoe Lyons has been named UK Circuit Comedian of 2015 by fellow comedians.

She won the title after an informal online poll in which 168 stand-ups voted.

She tweeted: 'Delighted and humbled and delighted.... And humbled...and lost for words!'

Jeff Innocent was runner-up with Seymour Mace finishing third.

Dan Nightingale was named best MC; with Danny McLoughlin and Roger Monkhouse joint runners-up.

And John Moloney took the title for the new 30+ years award for the most established comedians on the circuit. It was Moloney who started the awards two years ago.

The 2015 awards were organised by Gavin Webster as last year's winner of the circuit comedian prize.

Last year's best MC was Roger Monkhouse, and Mick Ferry was the winner of the first ever UK Circuit Comedian award.

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Published: 26 Dec 2015

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