I've done hundreds of stand-up comedy gigs, supported TV names on tour and am a TEDx speaker too. I teach stand-up comedy skills and advanced presentation skills, (face-to-face and online) helping people use humour in talks, pitches and work.
I had a Podcast before they were wildly popular, interviewing people from all over the world who use improvisation to help the work they do. You can listen to them all here.
When I'm not performing I'm a graphic-recorder, creating live art at conferences across the UK.
★ ★ ★ ★ "Uncanny accuracy and unerring honesty" - The List
★ ★ ★ ★ "His audience interaction is flawless" - The Skinny
★ ★ ★ ★ "Cutting wit…an hour well spent" - Three Weeks
★ ★ ★ ★ "An infectious delight" - Fringe Guru
"During his whistle-stop recollection of a trip around Britain Danny Pensive highlights with uncanny accuracy and unerring honesty the stupidity of places and people. Catch this comic idiot savant before Vic ‘n’ Bob snap him up."THE LIST
"From Newquay to Aberdeen, from Swansea to Bridlington, Danny Pensive recalls the things that made the places he has been special and memorable. But this is not some excruciating holiday slide-show. His audience interaction is flawless, and he has us laughing from start to finish with his songs and little anecdotes. His delivers each word like a six-year‐old reading aloud. His observations are told with such openness that he is impossible to dislike. The Fringe’s most loveable performer."The SKINNY
"With his quirky capacity for story telling, Pensive’s unusual and amusing anecdotes let the audience get caught up in his adventure. This “infectious delight” left its mark, along with his listless eccentricities. An afternoon in Pensive’s company is sure to be an hour well spent."THREE WEEKS
"He slips out some cutting wit, firing out insults like facts he’s looked up on Wikipedia, so then you know that there is more to him than meets the eye… Hilariously sweet, Pensive is a delight to watch, full of amusing observations about British scenery and culture."FRINGE GURU
Don't mistake me for the bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke. I do live in Salford, but he's someone else. I'm also not the car manufacturer John Cooper, the rock band singer John Cooper or the Welsh serial killer who appeared on Bullseye. There's also an illustrator called John Cooper, that one I might be me.