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NAME: Danny ‘Slim’ Gray
STYLE: Original and versatile. He appeals to all ages, genders, race and nationalities and has the ability to capture different aspects of everyday life and twist it into his own brand of comedy. He was born in South London, England of Jamaican parentage.
Slim first performed in 1993 at the Hackney Empire in front of an audience of 1,500 people. Since then he has appeared in every major city in England and Wales ranging from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff, these are just a few of many.
He also has experience internationally touring in Europe ,The Caribbean and the U.S.A.
Slim has brought his act across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, where Jamaica saw him perform at their Annual Red Stripe Comedy Tour (2005). He performed alongside Def Comedy Jam comics, being the only black British comedian ever to perform on the Caribbean island.
Slim has supported acts such as John Witherspoon (Star of Friday and Boomerang), Felix Dexter (star of BBC2 Absolutely Fabulous), Robbie Gee (star of Guy Ritchie’s film ‘Snatch’) Also 2005 saw him play host to Americans: Bill Bellemy (Star of Def Comedy Jams “How to be a player”), Kevin Hart (star of “Soul Plane , Paper Soldiers”), Mark Curry (star of “Hanging with Mr.Cooper”) who he supported on their UK tours. After the “Bill Bellemy” tour, Slim was invited back to L.A where he became the 1st Black U.K comic to perform at the world famous Hollywood Comedy Store in Feb 2005.
After winning the “Best Male” stand-up category at the 2004 U.K Black Entertainment Comedy Awards , Slim was then voted in 2005 by other black British comics as there favourite comedian !!
In 2006, Slim returned to L.A and performed at The Comedy Store and The Laugh Factory where he was voted by the audience to be the Best open spot on the night!
In Nov 2006 also saw Slim return to Holland to perform in the city of Rotterdam at the world famous Comedy Factory which was filmed for television.
His other work credits include:
VENUES: Hackney Empire, Stratford Rex, The Broadway Theatre, Catford. The Comedy Store in London’s West End, Jongulers Comedy Club, Playhouse’s in Leeds and Nottingham, the Millennium Dome in London, Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham , N.A.T.O Headquarters in Belgium, USA Army Base Tour of Germany, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nieuwe De La Mar Theatre and Comedy Factory in Holland, Sound Republic in Leicester Square .Hilton Hotel ,Kingston , Jamaica. Comedy Store in Hollywood & the Laugh Factory, California, U.S.A.
Slim recently sold out his one man show I AM SLIM at the Hackney Empire before a short UK tour. He is performing at Glastonbury Festival this year and is a regular on the Jongleurs comedy circuit.