Considered by many to be the finest comedian of his generation, Daniel Kitson is a stand-up force of nature. He regularly tops polls of comedians’ top comedians and his shows consistently sell out.
Kitson started performing stand-up at 16 and went on to study drama at Roehampton Institute. His comedy is drawn from all number of influences and in recent years he has performed story-based shows rather than pure stand-up however his comedy streak comes out whenever he performs.
Kitson is known to shun television and until recently it was difficult to even get a photo of him. He has had a famous falling out with Peter Kay, and called Phoenix Nights ‘lazy and racist’. You may sometimes (hopefully) find him on Resonance FM, where he once had a show. It took Latitude Festival four years to convince him to perform, when he performed Stories for the Starlit Sky with Gavin Osborne at midnight, under a starlit sky.
In early February 2012 Kitson announced a new Edinburgh stand-up show Where Once Was Wonder and a number of previews in Forest Hill in South London, which sold out within half an hour of going on sale. Kitson isn't too impressed by the recent boom in comedy, saying 'you can tell it's booming by how many shit comedians there are'.
When not on the stage Kitson likes to play football and is part of a comedians’ team which plays regularly in South London.
Daniel Kitson is to return to the Edinburgh Fringe with his first new comedy show for three years. Read more »
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