Laconic and dry-witted with a warm onstage charisma, Daniel Townes’ shows are packed with sharp one-liners, savage social commentary and dark-but-hilarious tales of his own failings.
Society’s shortcomings and foibles – from the big questions of life through to the petty grievances of day to day existence – are neatly excised by his sharp, razor-edged wit and rapid-fire delivery, guaranteeing a ferocious hit rate of punchlines-per-minute.
Townes pours 16 years of experience onstage into his dry, intelligent and brilliantly relatable comedy, with a laid-back charm that makes entertaining a room full of strangers look easy. With a knack for uncovering universal truths and packaging them with punchlines that relate to everyone, by the end of the show you’ll feel like you’ve known him for years.
He’s an annual regular at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. He has performed at the prestigious invite-only Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and won fans worldwide, headlining comedy clubs throughout the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, the UAE, Qatar, and all
His hour long special for Comedy Next Gen (ABC Comedy) in 2018 was one of their most popular for the season. He has also performed on Comedy Up Late (ABC Comedy), The Stand Up Series (Just For Laughs Sydney, Comedy Channel), Good News Week (Ch 10), Stand Up Australia (Comedy Channel), The Footy Show (Ch 9), Stand Up (ABC), and had numerous appearances on Cracker Night, The Sydney Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Channel).
He currently has two full length specials available: Previously (2012), and Crash and Burn (2018).
“Townes is genuinely funny, I highly recommend him to anyone tired of seeing big names coast on their reputations.” The Age
“Top-mark laughs, clever call-backs and acerbic social commentary” Herald Sun
“Pound for pound, one of the best Australian standups going around. The fact that his name might not be familiar is entirely your fault. He is that good. It’s like spending an hour with a mate who’s funnier, warmer, and more intelligent that the ones you’ve already got.” GQ Magazine