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Since his appearance in the 2008 Chortle Student Comedy Award Final, Chester lad Danny McLoughlin has been making a name for himself across the circuit as a well respected up-and-coming talent and club MC. An assured presence, quick wit and sharp material has seen Danny firmly establish himself as sought after act on any stand up bill, regularly performing at The Comedy Store, The Glee clubs and Komedia, music festivals including Latitude & Leeds as well as being a regular MC for the coveted lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards Galas.
Danny has been hand picked to support a number of high profile acts on tour including;, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican, Doc Brown and Sean Lock. He’s also been gracing the small screen, appearing on Al Murray’s ‘One Night Stand’ (Dave) and the ‘Premier League Show’ (BBC Two) and recently took to the radio waves to co-host one of Jason Manford’s Sunday morning shows for Absolute Radio. Debuting his latest solo show ‘01/02’ at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to packed out rooms throughout the month long run, Danny’s everyman appeal knows no bounds. With a number of his own projects in development including a live revival of a much loved TV show, this rising comic shows absolutely no signs of slowing down!
Watch Danny McLoughlin’s Stand-Up Special
With an instantly likeable, confident stage presence this Chester comedian just keeps on delivering. Like the archetypal funny guy down your local, Danny’s laughable anecdotes will keeps you hanging on his every word.
See Danny McLoughlin Live
You can catch Danny at various club nights and gigs across the UK in 2018. More info can be found here.
Born and bred in Chester, Danny made his first steps into comedy in 2008 after studying for a degree in English Literature. “I had always thought I could do it. When I was at uni I didn’t know what job I was gonna get…so I gave it a go, and it wasn’t totally terrible. I did a few gigs and I was hooked” he tells The Chester Blog. After being selected to perform as one of the final 12 comics in Britain’s prestigious Student Awards, where Chortle tour the country to find the best student comedians, Danny was tipped to be one of the UK’s rising stars. Around this time, Danny also began carving his name on the local stand up circuit, putting gigs together at clubs, hotels, the Chester Town hall and university, and quickly putting himself on the map as the cities go-to homegrown talent.
In 2012 Danny brough his debut solo hour, “The Truth, The Half Truth and Nothing Like the Truth” to The Edinburgh Fringe at The Pleasance Courtyard. The show cleverly toyed with the premise of whether an audience can tell when comedians are telling true stories or lies, and was praised for being “packed to the brim full of thigh-slapping, cheek-aching, feel-good comedy, with brilliant observational nuggets frequently thrown in”. All the while continuing to hone his craft on the circuit, Danny returned to the Edinburgh Fringe again two years later with his next solo offering “Danny Mcloughlin: Feels Alright”, an assuredly funny spin on themes such as modesty, competitiveness and sexual inadequacy, pitted against the ongoing ambition to just try and feel good about life. His subsequent offering in 2014, Phillip Was Right, (referencing the line, “They Fuck You Up, Your Mum and Dad” from Philip Larkin’s infamous poem) demonstrated an accomplished and thoughtfully funny piece on his parents divorce, catholicism and being a writer, whilst maintaining the everyman accessibility he was becoming best known for. Subsequently, 2017’s solo offering, 01/02 was also a hit with audiences who now recognise the comic more widely following a stint of high profile comedian tours with Danny as support, and TV appearances. This includes Al Murray’s “One Night Stand” where Danny got small screen audiences laughing along to jokes about being an antisocial jogger and how to tell if someone’s really not posh. Continuing his regular gigs on the club circuit and at festivals, Danny has also enjoyed his popularity as an MC, regularly hosting what is becoming known as “the Oscars of comedy” – The Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Danny continues to improve the local live comedy scene in his home town, launching Stand up for Chester, a monthly 400 capacity Chester Town hall gig. His nostalgic podcast “Members Only” hosted alongside fellow stand up Chris Washington is also available to listen to on Soundcloud.