Funnyman’s show fresh from Fringe
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