Comedian. Funny. Alternative. Interactive. Surreal. Deadpan. Jokes. Listening bits. Concerning. Shaking. Warped. Hilarious. Very Interactive. Intimidating. Frightening. Lonely. Boarderline Psychotic. Silent. Pauses. Still Interactive. Engaging. Dishevelled. Observational. One-liners. Charming. Slapstick. Handsome? Terrifying. Spindly. Dan.Nicholas.


Dan Nicholas is a lot of things some say he's a comedian, fewer say writer. He likes the wording of the term 'Creative Producer' but that entertains an idea of selflessness that he doesn't quite agree with.



Awards

  • 3rd -  Best Alternative Act in the Midlands Comedy Awards (2015 + 16)
  • Nominated – Best Show in the Midlands Comedy Awards (2016)
  • Nominated – Best Newcomer in the Greater Manchester Fringe (2015)
  • Nominated – Best Comedy Show in the Greater Manchester Fringe (2015)
  • Nominated – Best Festival Debut in Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival (2015)
  • Runner Up – Best Breakthrough Act Midlands Comedy Awards (2014)
  • Short listed for the BBC New Comedy Award (2013).


Quotes

'his writing displays a sharp, obtuse wit across all his disjointed one-liners...Someone as inventive as this should have a future in comedy.' -Steve Bennett, Chortle.

‘Immensely brave use of Pinter-esque silences...a dangerous comedian who keepsyou on the edge of your seat waiting for the next outrageous non sequitur.’ –The Western Gazette

'His creativity is remarkable.' - Broadway Baby

A very talented man who can craft astory with ease and grace.’ – Bunbury Magazine


About

Daniel Nicholas is a theatre maker/ writer/ creative producer as well as a comedian in his own right. Starting stand up in 2011, Daniel has brought his unique brand of left field accessibly alternative comedy to comedy nights all over the country. 

His style is somewhat Alternative being a mix of one-liners, slightly longer listening bits and questionable audience interaction.


Festivals is where he flourishes most though, an Edinburgh veteran and a regular at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, where this year he made appearances at concept shows such as 'Comedy in the Dark', 'Hotel D' Comedie' and even guesting on Paul Foot's New Game Show.

In 2013, he was part of interdisciplinary chat show ‘Dan Nicholas’ Conversation Garden ´where he was joined by Dancer Lewys Holt,and Theatre maker Jack Britton, in a chat show where audience members were interviewed and put through challenges.

Conversation Garden had repeated success across the midlands, after a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a small scale Autumn tour in 2014, the trio went on hiatus whilst they focused on their own projects.

Since then Daniel has developing projects that introduce an interdisciplinary element, combining different art forms with comedy. As a result Daniel has produced the event D.A.N.C.E (Developing a new Comedy Experience) and Commentary, the latter being set in an independent cinema,where live performance engages with film.

Daniel is also part of the arts collective Tetrad, who put on performance platform nights for emerging artists to showcase scratch work and has recently attained their first Grants for the Arts Application.

As a solo performer, Daniel tends to explore the different ways he can confuse and engage an audience at the same time, whether that’s through comedy or storytelling his performances are always of high quality and different to anything else, as he slowly carves his own path into these industries.


Photo by David Wilson Clarke

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