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Daniel Kitson


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Daniel Kitson (born 19 June 1977) is a British stand-up comedian. Born in Denby Dale, Huddersfield in the north of England to a lecturer father and primary school head teacher mother, he began performing comedy at the age of 16.

He was nominated for the 2001 Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival at the age of 23 for his show Love, Innocence and the Word Cock eventually winning it in 2002, the year after, for the show Something.

As well as stand up, he has also written and performed “story shows”. The first was A Made Up Story at the Edinburgh Festival 2003, followed with Stories For the Wobbly-Hearted at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005. The latter show opened at the Traverse Theatre for the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won a Scotsman Fringe First Award. In 2006, Kitson took Stories For The Wobbly Hearted to the Brits Off Broadway Festival in New York. His latest story show, C-90, opened at the Traverse for the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe. It was awarded both a Fringe First and The Stage Award for Best Solo Show.

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  • marcism

    he's fucking tops

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Degarmo


    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MattiusJ

    the man's a genius

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • begily

    a comedian's comedian.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • drewmanchoo

    Kitson is genius.

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • FlorentineJon

    The best stand up I have ever, EVER seen. Mind you, he knows it.

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • MartinW

    Just found him. Amazing.

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • jgreynemo

    Saw him both on Weltanschauuung and The Impotent Fury tours in Sydney. He's a terribly darling beardo. Look forward to seeing him again if he ever feels like coming back to our shores.

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • jimmyjimjim000

    Brilliant comedian! One of my favorites! Seen him twice! Does any one know where I cant find any of his live stuff? Cheers

    2 Sep 2008 Reply


    29 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Saygone

    I think we all know it, he's just a vicious, little, mysognyist bully. Not really, of course, that was just the fireworks talking. Really he's a lover, thinker, artist and prophet. An honourable man of art if you will, and the wobbly hearted amongst us should listen to his stories and pay attention to his weltanschauung.

    23 Nov 2007 Reply

    one of the best comedians i have ever heard :]

    14 Oct 2007 Reply
  • thepod

    daniel kitson is an amazing stand-up. be sure to check out his stuff

    5 Jul 2007 Reply
  • hypernation2007

    Great stand-up comedian, see him if you have the chance!

    22 Mar 2007 Reply

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