Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian; affable, loveable and hilarious. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the country.
Daniel first launched himself into the comedy world’s face in 2009 in Canberra’s Green Faces emerging comedian competition, winning the Canberra heat and placing third in the national final.
Daniel became a regular on the Canberra scene, performing in comedy-loving venues like the Civic Pub Comedy Club and The Phoenix Pub and became a regular on the 96.7 Queanbeyan FM Friday Night Sports Show.
Driven to further his career in comedy, Daniel moved to Melbourne in 2010 and quickly established himself in the local comedy scene, performing at venues all over Melbourne such as the Spleen Bar, Five Boroughs and The Comics Lounge.
His debut in the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival was in the sell-out ACT showcase show Capital Punishment. He returned in 2011 after being hand-picked by the festival to feature in The Comedy Zone, a platform for emerging comics on their way up.
In 2012 he debuted his first solo stand-up show, Likeable Enough at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Daniel returned to the MICF in 2013, as well as debuting at Adelaide Fringe and the Canberra Comedy Festival, with his second solo show Mr Personality 1988.
In 2014 Daniel performed his hugely successful show Dodgem Car Saviour at Perth Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, The Canberra Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
In 2015, Daniel performed The Get Out Stakes, a show about his struggles with a gambling addiction at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe Festival and The Canberra Comedy Festival.
In 2016, Daniel performed a brand new show Resting Face at Perth Fringe World, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and The Sydney Comedy Festival.
One of the most active comedians in the country, Daniel can be seen sharing a stage with comedians like Jimeoin, Glenn Robbins, Denise Scott and Dave Hughes.
“Connell’s stand-up was sharp and accessible” Herald Sun
“After an hour in his company you’re chilled out and smiling. Damned if I know how he does it. One to watch” The Age
“You’ll never look at a milkshake the same way again” The Pun