GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Dan Thomas

Not content with an MBA and a successful career in advertising, British comedian Dan Thomas did one of his first gigs on ITV's "Take the Mike" and just knew in his heart that a career in stand up comedy, with its tens of pounds in potential earnings, beckoned.

Five years later he is a popular fixture on the international comedy circuit, a published illustrator and a short film-maker. Dan describes himself as the unlikely combination of looking squeaky clean with the mind of an unwashed loo on speed, while his critics have reviewed him as "Hugely entertaining" (funny.co.uk) and "Brilliant" (Capital FM London). Dan is a comedy compere and feature act with a fun political and social edge that has kept him returning as a popular favourite with comedy audiences from as far a field as Bahrain to Ibiza, from Glasgow to Sydney. It’s this personable style that led him to host Channel 4's “Man VS Cartoon” pilot in 2005.

Dan was picked as providing one of the most memorable comedy moments of 2005 by London’s famous 'Time Out' magazine: "Dan Thomas stripped off to underpants, giving the rest of his clothes to a woman in the front row who'd complained of feeling cold. Then he performed an ABBA medley about the Israeli/Arab conflict." (Dec 2005)

In August 2006 Dan will be taking his first full hour show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; an all-singing, part-dancing one-man spectacle-acular entitled "WEST SIDE TORY - Ben Elton – The Musical".

Dan has also worked as a warm up artiste for several shows including Deal or No Deal (Endemol)


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