Fun­ny­man’s show fresh from Fringe

Stirling Observer - - PRIMARY ONES - Robert Fairnie

Award-win­ning co­me­dian Daniel Sloss says he can’t wait to take to the stage at the Mac­robert tonight (Fri­day).

The 26-year-old is set to em­bark on a three-month UK tour of his new show NOW – start­ing with the Stirling gig this evening and fin­ish­ing up with a se­ries of shows at the Soho Theatre in Lon­don in De­cem­ber.

Daniel is fresh from en­ter­tain­ing packed au­di­ences at his ninth Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val as a solo per­former, which he says proved to be the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to hone his new ma­te­rial.

He told the Ob­server: “The Fringe has been com­plete chaos but re­ally good fun. My year tends to al­ways fol­low the same pat­tern.

“I write the show, then start per­form­ing at the fringe be­fore tak­ing it on tour around the UK and Europe. Then in the new year I’ll take it to the US and Aus­tralia. Af­ter com­ing back home I’ll bin it and then write a new show.

“The new one has been go­ing bet­ter than ex­pected. By mid-Fringe I was think­ing this is get­ting re­ally good, re­ally slick. It usu­ally takes longer than that.

“I’ve done it so many times now and the fact the au­di­ences keep com­ing back gives me con­fi­dence I sup­pose.”

Daniel, who came to promi­nence on TVs So You Think You Are Funny at the age of 17, reck­ons his new show is the most hon­est yet – and it will leave au­di­ences ques­tion­ing the kind of per­son he is.

He said:“As my show is based around ar­ro­gance I have to be con­fi­dent when I de­liver it.

“There can’t be any sign of a quiver in my voice as it just wouldn’t work.

“I tend to ap­proach some taboo sub­jects and if I see any­one get­ting up­set or of­fended I will stop the show and ex­plain to them why they are wrong.

“I ac­tu­ally think it’s the most ar­ro­gant thing to be of­fended – peo­ple who latch on to the words rather than the con­text. Any­thing can be joked about if it is done prop­erly and in an in­tel­li­gent way. It’s all about in­tent.”

In ad­di­tion to tour­ing ex­ten­sively the comic has ap­peared on a num­ber of main­stream TV shows in the UK in­clud­ing Drunk His­tory, 8 out of 10 Cats and Rus­sell Howard’s Good News while in the US he has ap­peared seven times on talk show Co­nan.

But the Fifer says he can’t wait to en­ter­tain au­di­ences in Stirling. He said:“The Mac­robert is al­ways in­sane.

“The au­di­ence are great so I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.

“I’m ready to go now. I man­aged to get a break af­ter the fringe and I went to Thai­land for eight days, but the tour­ing can be ex­haust­ing.

“We try to do things prop­erly these days though. I’ve signed up to the gym, I try and eat well, and not go out too much. I don’t want my fun to be di­min­ish­ing the fun of the au­di­ence.”

Show­time Daniel Sloss ap­pear­ing at Mac­robert

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