Dan Nightingale is widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.
Dan began his comedy career in Newcastle in 2002, and is now one of the most recognisable faces on the North West Comedy circuit. He founded the Frog and Buckets ‘Beat the Frog’ amateur night, which quickly became the best new comedy night in the North. As well as his reputation as a top-class circuit headliner and in-demand MC and host, he has also performed regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice.
Dan has also become a regular crowd pleaser, and critically acclaimed success at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having performed solo shows in 2008, 2012 and 2013. He returned in 2014 with his hour long, one man tour de force; ‘Dan Nightingale is Trying His Best Not to be a Dick’ (he loves a punchy title) which received 5 ★★★★ reviews.
The International festivals, such as New Zealand Comedy Festival, are a chance to see Dan spread his wings and elaborate on his circuit shows.Dan Nightingale was named Best MC at the UK Comedy Awards 2015, and was nominated Best Act at the recent Midlands Comedy Awards 2016.
"Boasting arguably the best stage introduction at this year’s Fringe, Dan Nightingale’s musings have warmth and easy going charm. Solid material. ‘Its been a comedy buffet’, he surmises, and we have all been well fed." – Metro
"Dan's laughing, we're laughing... funny as hell" – Leicester Mercury
"Exciting and imaginative" – Edinburgh Evening News
"a superb compilation of brilliantly crafted stories written by someone who unquestionably has a keen and instinctive eye for comedy. Nightingale’s buoyant energy makes for an entertaining hour of stand up." – Broadway Baby