Daniel Townes is finally recording a DVD.
If youâre not familiar with the comic or his work, itâs your loss â Danielâs one of the truly awesome blokes of comedy. If you ask his opinion, heâll give it honestly. If you ask his advice, heâll give it sincerely. But none of that matters if youâre in the audience watching him perform. If Daniel Townes is on stage, talking, youâre pissing yourself laughing.
Danielâs a kind of contemporary urban philosopher, his stories, anecdotes and observations reminding you how people are and life is, but without any of the high-falutinâ bull â just heaps of deftly delivered punchlines. If you donât already know this, you just havenât been paying any attention: Daniel hit the scene in 2003 as a hot comedy prospects and didnât waste any time taking his gags global, establishing himself as one of Australiaâs youngest international comedians by making them laugh in Singapore, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Holland and all over the UK. It wasnât long before he became a regular on the local and international comedy festival circuit â Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Edinburgh, as youâd expect, as well as Montrealâs prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
Even if you donât get out much, you must have seen him on Good News Week or the Cracker Comedy Festival Gala or Stand Up Australia or The NRL Footy Show or Good News Weekâ¦ but fact is, you should get out more often.
So how about this Sunday, 7pm? If you get in touch with the Comedy Store, you might discover thereâs the odd ticket left!
But if youâre too late, donât fret â he was recording a DVD, remember. You get to see it in your own loungeroom soon enough (or whatever other room you take your laptop intoâ¦ yeah, whatever, I donât wanna know, ya sicko!)
Meanwhile, if you did miss out, you might consider seeing Danielâs all-new festival show, Murphyâs Law, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, or the Sydney Comedy Festival.