Around the world in 80 Haways at Buxton Fringe - July 2013

My New show comes to Buxton Fringe in two weeks time!!! I'm not doing Edinburgh this year, so this might be the last two full fesitval shows I do this year. Oh, and apparently I'm on the cover of the Buxton Advertiser too. "Danny Pensive has been around the world and wants to tell you all […]

Laughing Matters - comedy interview

Late last year I was interviewed by Jason Thompson for his radio comedy series, Laughing Matters. It's pretty in-depth at around forty odd minutes long, it's probably most I've waffled about what I think about comedy and my approach to doing Danny Pensive. I'll not defend or boast, make your own mind up.   Laughing […]

Interview with me and John Cooper

Late last year I was interviewed by Jason Thompson for a radio series called Laughing Matters. It's quite in depth at around 40 minutes, if you're interested in thinking and how things comes about with the comedy, it's a well worth a listen.   Laughing Matters - Danny Pensive by Jason Thompson on Mixcloud

Funny Business at the Comedy Store

Last year I help run some workshops for the BBC's new comedy awards and met all manner of different folks having a go at stand up. This year I'm doing something similar but altogether different coaching a high flying business exec for a project called 'Funny Business'. To nick a bit of wordage from their […]

Donuts and Hollywood! The Epic United States Video Diary.

I'll warn you, this is a bit of a mega-epic at over 9 minutes, but It's my United States Video diary! If you've been watching these a while you'll know I've been to the state before breifly, but this is a proper epic road trip, from West Coast to East visiting loads of cities including California, […]


Doing a bit of writing at the Tate café on the Albert Dock in Liverpool. I played Baby Blue this weekend gone, five minutes walk from here and had a tough time on both nights. I went round the gallery for a look, and found a cracking piece called “United Kingdom”. It’s a map (I […]

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Show - Feb 22nd

I have been hard at work on my new show, and it's coming to Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival this month. Loads of new stuff about travelling round the world and getting into scrapes and trying to become a 'man of the world'. I'm will be at the Exchange Bar on 22nd February. I have just […]

Danny Pensive Comes to Leicester - Feb 2013

As part of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, I'll be taking Danny Pensive's Edinburgh show to the fine city on 22nd February. Check out the Danny Pensive website for more information.

Coming to Leicester Festival to meet Dave in Feb 2013

I'm working on a new show for next year, and there will be a work-in-progress version of it happening at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival on the 22nd February 2013. Leicester has a really good festival that has been going for ages, so it will be quite exciting. Venue information and other details to follow.


Why to people go surfing? I am writing my new show for Edinburgh next year about my travels round the world but I'm worried about the stuff I'm writing about, as I think you write your best stuff when you're writing about yourself and stuff you really know about. I've only been surfing once, I […]
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