Bio

Comedy Biography

  • 1997: Won CAV Campus Comedy Competition (VIC) and toured for 12 weeks (1 gig per week) with Merrick and Rosso
  • 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998: Wrote and performed in the Monash Players Comedy Revue. Co-directed 1998.
  • 2002-present: Member of The Crew, performing improvised comedy and music most Sunday nights as part of Impro Sundae. Also occasionally hosts, and maintains the web site. Daniels work with The Crew also includes gigs for private organizations, including schools (primary and secondary), corporations and special events.
  • 1997-present: Perform stand-up at various venues around Melbourne, including The Local and The Comics Lounge
  • 2004: Performed improv in San Francisco with the BATS troupe
  • 2005: Musical Co-director of Mark Watsons 2005 years in 2005 minutes
  • 2005: Improvised comedy performances with Andrew McClelland, Lawrence Leung, Claire Hooper and guests at the Phat Cave as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • 2005: Performed stand-up at the New York Improv and was a finalist in the monologue competition at Bowery Poetry Club
  • 2005: Performed Improv with New Yorks Gotham City Improv troupe
  • 2006: Created, produced and starred in The Pink Horse of Whimsy live variety show with Danny Alder. http://pinkhorseofwhimsy.com
  • 2006: Regular appearances on The Breakfast Show Live with Emma Race, Justin Kennedy and Declan Fahey as resident computer geek
  • 2006: Composed and recorded the musical numbers for Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “Fran and Roxanne are Best Friends” starring Lou Pardi and Jacky Claff
  • 2006: Created titles, animation and opening music for Adam McKenzie’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, “I Know You Are, But What Am I”
  • 2006: Co-created (with Robert Lloyd and Brian Hurley), hosted and accompanied “The Crew Presents: Instant Musical Odyssey”, an improvised musical extravaganza and part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • 2006: Participated in the Green Faces comedy competition
  • 2006: Producer, co-writer and technical resource of the Melbourne component of Mark Watsons Seemingly-Impossible 36-hour Circuit of The World. See http://nationofwatsonia.com/south/ for more details. Also see my write-up of the event for The Groggy Squirrel.
  • Guest performer for Geraldine Quinn’s “A Butterfly Affair” at The Butterfly Club (3.5 stars, The Age)
  • April 2007: Produced and performed Triple Trouble, a comedy variety night as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Received rave reviews.
  • April 2007: Something of a producer/performer in Mark Watson’s first Australian 24 Hour Show, handling Internet connectivity, producing videos, wikipedia entries and a web site.
  • May 2007-present: Regular appearances on Channel 31‘s Breakfast Show in my technology segment, “Dan Walmsley Beams Down from Planet Nerd”.
  • June – August 2007: Produce and host my own half-hour variety show on Channel 31, Planet NerdNow nominated for an Antenna Award
  • September – November 2007: Digital Producer for Forget The Rules Season 2, a fully-funded cross-media series that screened on Cable TV, Optus Mobile and online.
  • March 2008: Performed in The Crew’s impro show, “Short Order Impro” as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival
  • April 2008: Technical Producer for Mark Watson (and Friends) Take over the World in 24 Hours, a 24 hour comedy show that streamed live worldwide from multiple video sources.
  • April 2008: Producer and source of creative guidance for Give My Regards to Broady, one of the surprise hits of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
  • May 2008: Begin writing answers to reader questions for the rather popular Gorsky’s web site
  • April 2009: Video producer and occasional advice-giver for Karin Muiznieks’ surreal and hilarious wartime musical epic World War Wonderful
  • July 2009: Trained by Al Gore at the Asia-Pacific Climate Summit to present the “Inconvenient Truth” presentation, and gave the presentation to a crowd of Telstra “Eco Champs” (some via hi-def video link – cool!)
  • August 2009: Co-creator and performer in Mark Watson’s sold-out five-star installation megalith The Hotel
  • November 2009: Created, produced, co-wrote and co-starred in Laughmageddon II: The Copenghagening, the world’s first official sketch-comedy version of “An Inconvenient Truth”, one-night-only at Trades Hall, Melbourne as a fund-raiser for the Australian Conservation Foundation’s “Road to Copenhagen” campaign.