Danny Bhoy began his stand up career in 1998. A year later he won The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award; the biggest national competition in the UK for new comics. In 2001, Danny debuted his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival to audience enrapture and critical acclaim.
Danny Bhoy: Comedian
Since then, he has continued to build on his stand up success in the UK; with 9 return visits to the Edinburgh Fringe, with his latest offerings packing out the biggest venues in town.
But, his success at home tells only a small part of the story. Since his first visit abroad to the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2003; Danny has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. He has built up a massive following in Australia, New Zealand and Canada; where he regularly tours record breaking shows. As probably the most travelled comedian working in the world today; Danny’s unique brand of story telling and razor sharp wit, has been described as “effortlessly funny”; and “the stand up equivalent of Bill Bryson”.
Danny Bhoy: Comedy DVD
Danny’s first two DVD’s ‘Live at The Opera House’, and ‘Live at the Athenaeum’; released only in Australia and New Zealand, enjoyed huge success. And in early 2012, Danny recorded his first worldwide DVD; in his home town of Edinburgh, ‘Live At The Festival Theatre’. In addition to regular appearances on Canada’s ‘Just For Laughs’ galas; Danny has also performed TV spots on ‘Live At The Apollo’ in the UK and ‘The David Letterman Show’ in the US. He has also recorded a highly prestigious one hour Comedy Central Special which aired in North America.
In early 2012, Danny returned to Canada for a massive theatre tour across the country; and later he toured throughout theatres in the UK. Danny Bhoy’s worldwide fan base continues to grow at pace. 2012 was a busy year for the gifted Scot; including the release of his DVD ‘Live at the Festival Theatre’ on 26th November 2012.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews ofDanny Bhoy
The Age, Australia
He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must-see.
The Herald, UK
His routines have the mark of those which are quoted from, for years to come.