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2002 AWARD WINNER
After an incredible 4-week sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2002; winning the prestigious Perrier Award, Daniel's profile has reached new heights. He bought his award winning show to Her Majesty's Theatre in October and will be taking it to London's Soho Theatre in November, before embarking on a National Tour early 2003.
"one of the greatest comedians the country has to offer" Metro
Currently one of the hottest properties on the circuit, Kitson has eschewed the standard career path favoured by fame hungry acts by refusing myriad offers to bring an objectified and compromised version of his comedy onto the TV screen in favour of taking his stand up to as many live gigs as he can, while earning acting roles in That Peter Kay Thing (Ch 4) and 'Dog Eat Dog' (Tiger Aspect/Film Four). Daniel can currently be seen in the 2nd series of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights (Ch 4) He can also be heard on Radio 4, in shows such as Fringe Cuts (Edinburgh 2001,2002) and Loose Ends.
His unpredictable talent has established Daniel as a favourite with audiences, bookers and fellow comedians alike. Taking his rude words and jokes not only the length and breadth of the UK but also as far a field as South Africa, Holland, Singapore and Melbourne his performance has evolved alongside his status. His uniquely profane yet playful brand of improvisation that moved him into the top clubs at an unprecedented rate remains, yet is now coupled with an insightfully intelligent world view.
"The sublime and cerebral Daniel Kitson" Financial Times
"Kitson's about as good as it gets" The Guardian
"A hair brained genius who sees jokes where others do not even think of looking" Evening Standard
"A courageous comedian, you' l laugh until your teeth bleed" The Sunday Herald
"Expertly manipulating the audience's sympathies, this is a man who can do cocky and crushed in the blink of an eye" The Independent
"His developing reputation is akin to the buzz around Oasis playing Glastonbury in '94. If you missed that, don't miss this" & "Daniel Kitson is a name you will hear again and again. He's going to be huge" The Sunday Times
"He's one of the best stand ups to emerge in a long time with that innately funny quality that's hard to put your finger on but which marks the greats" & "Warm, rude, clever and inclusive; full of selfmockery, flouting of taste, and a surprising ability to make childhood anecdotes and swearwords seem original and hilarious. "The Observer
"Kitson is a magical jester fit for kings" The Stage
"You might say he's the Jarvis Cocker of the comedy circuit - if Cocker had made a seminal first album at 23. Superb!" "Sensitive, intelligent and very funny." The Times
"Earthquake survivors demonstrate better dress sense but Kitson's put-downs are funnier" Time Out
"Go see Daniel Kitson now so you can brag about it when he's huge" "Very naughty indeed." Time Out
"Too young to be this talented" Time Out
"Brilliantly funny." Metro
"Phenomenally Natural Comedian" The Times
"The unadulterated joy never flags for a second" Chortle.com
"You can always tell that a comedian is a rising star when other comedians notoriously miserly with praise start dropping their name. By that benchmark Daniel Kitson is destined for greatness" Evening Standard
"You'll laugh. You'll cry" The Sunday Times
"Kitson has that rare comic talent of getting an audience on his side by making them feel like guests in his own house" Evening Standard
"Kitson can certainly entertain, sometimes provoke and on occasion be something of a charmer too" Time Out
"Utterly Hilarious" & "Breathtaking" Evening Standard
"Hilarious incoherent bollocks...by the time he is dragging out laughs from simply adjusting the mic stand you realise he is a very talented chap" The Oxford Word
"He has that gift of a unique world view which is the hallmark of all the best loved comedians" The Daily Telegraph
"He has natural bonhomie, a contagious appetite for the stage and a rare talent for talking to an audience like old friends" William Cook, The Guardian
"His own show is warm, rude, clever and inclusive; full of self-mockery, flouting of taste, and a surprising ability to make childhood anecdotes and swearwords seem original and hilarious". Observer
is a man of the world, touched by success, cooler and more knowing in
a deliberately self parodying way" Observer