Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour
VENUE: Underground at The Old Clubhouse
TIME & DATES: 18 Jul 7pm, 19 Jul 10:30pm
Star of UK improv sensations Austentatious Daniel Nils Roberts makes his Buxton Fringe debut with an epic new solo stand-up show!
Fresh from sellout runs at Perth and Brighton Fringes, The History of the World in 1 Hour is an absurd multimedia pelt through the history of everything, from a two-time Perth Fringe World ‘Best Comedy’ nominee. From the dawn of the universe to the present day, Daniel’s on a dash to cover it all – can he cram the entirety of recorded time into just one show?
‘There is not a predictable moment… a little Adam Riches, a little early Marcus Brigstocke and a lot sui generis. One to watch, most definitely’ ★★★★ KATE COPSTICK, THE SCOTSMAN
Daniel Nils Roberts is a comedian, actor and improviser, and is part of two of the UK’s most successful improvised comedy groups – Racing Minds and Austentatious. With cult favourites Racing Minds he has toured the globe, recorded an original series for Audible, and masterminded a hit podcast with over half a million SoundCloud followers. As part of eight-strong improv sensations Austentatious – alongside such stars of the UK comedy scene as Rachel Parris (The Mash Report), Cariad Lloyd (Peep Show) and Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish) – Daniel has embarked on multiple major sellout UK tours, starred in BBC Radio 4’s first improvised show in 5 years, and conquered London’s glittering West End.
‘A master of strangeness... intriguing, charming and hilarious’ ★★★★ ½ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
His last two wildly inventive solo comedy shows gathered glowing reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and were both nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at Perth Fringe World. In Daniel’s singular comic world gag-packed flights of fancy combine with hilariously surprising PowerPoint visuals, for a unique brand of quick-fire absurdism that is “so funny that it seems like Roberts is just showing off” (★★★★ Broadway Baby).
QUOTE FROM DANIEL: “For a variety of reasons it can kind of feel like we’re nearing the end of history in 2019, so this seems like a good moment to take a look at how we got here. I’ve set myself the challenge of finding as much fresh silliness and madness in familiar (and some decidedly less familiar) bits of history as I can. You might learn a teeny bit, but mostly you’ll be subjected to a barrage of incredibly stupid pictures, videos, graphs, sounds and gag after absurd gag! It’s often said that, ‘History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.’ I can guarantee you’ve never seen this version before…”
‘Funny, clever, and unlike anything else at the Fringe’ ★★★★ FRINGE GURU
‘Devastatingly funny’ ★★★★ FEST
‘Strange and wonderful’ ★★★★ ‘ BROADWAY BABY
‘A freshly-sharpened wit’ DAILY MAIL
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