Danielle Ward emerged on the stand-up circuit in 2004, and was named best newcomer by Time Out two years later. She is a Time Out Award winner and twice Chortle Award nominee. Writing credits include ‘The News Quiz’, ‘Mongrels’, ‘The Lee Mack Show’, ‘Not Going Out’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘Horrible Histories’.
A frequent contributor to popular radio shows, Ward created and wrote Radio 4 panel show ‘Dilemma’, presented by Sue Perkins. In 2012, she won a Sony Award for her panel-based comedy podcast ‘Do the Right Thing’, which is currently on its 6th series.
Ward has also contributed to radio shows Look Away Now, The Now Show, The Day the Music Died and The News Quiz.
Ward’s first Fringe appearance was in 2005 as half of a two-handed show with Roisin Conarty, before taking a couple of years away from stand-up, first with the 2006 Fringe show Take A Break Tales, then 2007’s Psister Psycho, which was nominated for a Chortle Award for best show. She returned with stand-up shows in 2008 and 2009.
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Danielle Ward was born 9th October 1978. She started performing stand-up in 2004 after moving to London to become the economic researcher at the South Korean Embassy.
She was runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards and got her first break in radio on the late night Radio 1 sketch show The Milk Run performing with the likes of John Oliver.
Ward has written for various TV and radio shows including The News Quiz, The Lee Mack Show and Anna & Katy.
In 2006, Ward won the Time Out‘s Critic’s Choice award for Best Newcomer and wrote Take A Break Tales – exaggerated adaptations of women’s magazine stories – in which she appeared with Neil Edmond, Emma Fryer and Isy Suttie at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Ward was also a regular member of Robin Ince‘s Book Club where she performed under the guise of Andy McNabb, Heather Mills McCartney, Adam Ant and David Bowie.
She is known for her dark and idiosyncratic writing and was the holder of the BBC Radio writers bursary 2006-2007.
Ward hosts “Ward and White’s Karaoke Circus“, a live music karaoke night at the Edinburgh Festival, The 100 Club and its regular home of The Albany.
For three years Ward hosted the Sunday morning show alongside Dave Gorman on Absolute Radio, where she interviewed guests such as Paddy Considine, Carter USM and Stewart Lee, as well as delivering her weekly cultural review ‘Ward’s Weekly Word’.