Update November 2021: Hello. After adventures elsewhere I am doing standup again, for love and of course for money. I am often good at it due to material, performance, face and finally limbs which express sorrow while I smile. These are both real and the effect is really something. As always I am pitting fear against inertia by believing I will do an Edinburgh show in 2022 and so far this is creating NEW STUFF in the familiar way. I like the new stuff, it is different to the old stuff except if you're not me in which case I guess it is the same. Such is art.

For offers of work please contact Ellie Cahill-Nicholls at The Galton Agency:

A: 10 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA 
T: 0203 696 1334 
E: Ellie@TheGaltonAgency.com
W: www.thegaltonagency.com

For your reassurance/marketing:

AWARDS

·      BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD WINNER 1998
·      PERRIER BEST NEWCOMER AWARD NOMINEE 2000 (Solo show)
·      PERRIER AWARD NOMINEE 2000 (with Lee Mack and Catherine Tate)
·      PERRIER AWARD NOMINEE 2001 (Solo show)
·      DAVE FUNNIEST JOKE OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER 2009
·      HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN LAW SOCIETY
 

PRAISE

·      "Spectacular displays of verbal pyrotechnics ... A confident, splendidly silly and sometimes dazzling show."
Stephanie Merritt, THE OBSERVER
·      "He is one of the funniest and hardest-working comedians out there. His material is edgy without going too far, his routines are complex and assured, he's likeable ... and has some of the best gags I've heard."
Matt Brereton, THE SCOTSMAN
·      "The man's charms (and they are considerable) lie in his combination of old-fashioned and new styles: he makes entirely plausible jokes in a surrealistic, laddish vein only to undermine them later and take them on to unexpected levels. Antopolski has a neat turn of phrase and a nicely-skewed comedy vision which, while keeping him one step beyond the best of the mainstream, also provide him with oddly seductive powers over his audience."
Hettie Judah, THE TIMES
·      "Unforgettable stage presence ... intricately clever observation ... A comedian who will never relax into formulaic gags to satisfy his audience."
Rachel Halliburton, EVENING STANDARD
·      "He's plummy but crass, cerebral but goofy and the sparks of genius fly off him like a Catherine wheel."
Nadine McBay, METRO
·      "An intriguing hour of intellect-tickling comedy ... Disarmingly improvisational ... unashamedly educated ... the resultant laughs are lacquered with a growing admiration for his innovation, beat-for-beat timing and prophetic puppet-mastery of the crowd."
Graeme Virtue, SUNDAY HERALD
·      "I couldn't help but be impressed. Dozens and dozens of well-honed jokes ... I felt like I was watching someone who'd fully matured as a performer."
Paul MacInnes, THE GUARDIAN
·      "Articulate, self-assured ... with an ironic self-awareness ... Antopolski's versatility wins you over."
Ross Kinghorn, TVBOMB
·      "An evening in his company seems guaranteed to be enjoyable ... good old-fashioned jokes ... underlined by his hyper-mobile facial expressions ... a thoroughly enjoyable set that delights the crowd."
Holly Williams, SPOONFED
·      "A strong recommendation for a confidently entertaining hour."
Siân Bevan, THE LIST
·      "In his distinctively laid-back style of delivery, he tosses out inspired joke after joke ... Both silly and strangely sophisticated, Antopolski's humour - and worldview - is totally unique and makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, if eccentric show."
Beth Kahn, BROADWAY BABY
·      Silent But Deadly - Edinburgh
·      "His writing is as inventive as ever ... Antopolski is not merely deadpan, but almost otherworldly on stage. It's the perfect platform for his sometimes surreal, often deliberately literal approach to life."
James Kettle, THE GUARDIAN
·      "No-one else has the same flair and assurance ... A rock-solid hour with punchlines galore."
Ben Clover, LONDON IS FUNNY
·      "Stunningly funny... a fine, multi-faceted show that probably deserved to win some kind of award or other."
Jay Richardson, CHORTLE
·      "Superb entertainment ... This indisputably gifted comic is ideal viewing for anybody with a sense of humour who can laugh until it hurts."
Miles Morgan, THREE WEEKS
·      "A battery of fine gags honed to shiny perfection."
Brian Donaldson, THE LIST
·      "This is brilliant, vibrant comedy, something completely new and different, a true gem amongst the hordes of stand-ups who descend on the Edinburgh Fringe."
Chris Hislop, FRINGE GURU
·      "The work in folly of writing a six minute rap about sandwiches is a reason to be cheerful, and worth the entry price alone. Go check out Dan Antopolski mark 2; now with added life experience."
Dave Mountfield, FRINGEREVIEW.COM
·      "Solid gold... one of this Festival's unequivocal highlights."
Jay Richardson, THE SCOTSMAN
·      "Innovative, truth-seeking, weirdly magical stuff ... he stands in a comedy spotlight all of his own ... Satisfyingly unorthodox, intelligent and ridiculously playful. Thank heaven - with special thanks also to hell - for Dan Antopolski."
Claire Sawers, THE LIST
·      "His mastery of the English language is worth a Fringe show in itself."
James Murray, THREE WEEKS
·      "An absolute delight. It's quite right and fitting that he is partial to donning a cape; he is after all, a bit of a hero."
Ian Phillips, NATIONAL STUDENT
·      "Mr Antopolski's world-view is so uplifting, you'll leave wishing you could stay in his head for your summer holidays."
Stephen Armstrong, THE TIMES
·      "Risky, surreal genius ... a wildly original talent."
Struan Mackenzie, EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
·      "A magnificently febrile mind ... The audience hangs on his every nuance verbal and physical while, like an intellectual Harry Hill, he piles up the asides and non sequiturs in between. Learning has never been this much fun"
Nick Awde, THEATREGUIDELONDON.COM
·      "Master of the surreal and natural heir to Bill Bailey...The daftest, silliest and most uplifting show I've seen, a happy reminder of how the best comedy can leave you smiling for the rest of the evening."
Stephanie Merritt, THE OBSERVER
·      "Antopolski is primus inter pares. If, as they say, a person's sexiest feature is the mind, then Antopolski is one of Britain's genuine comedy pin-ups. His dazzlingly intellectual set-pieces amaze."
James Mullighan, THE SCOTSMAN
·      "Antopolski confidently takes comedy risks, and makes them work or moves on. He's charming, bizarre and very funny. Although his audience doesn't follow him everywhere, they are waiting for him when he gets back."
Narrelle Harris, THE MELBOURNE AGE
·      "You're unlikely to see a slicker, more self-assured performer at Edinburgh this year than Dan Antopolski...he positively glistens with articulate, middle-class confidence, and has the sort of control of the stage that, on the comedy circuit, sorts the big cheeses from the Kraft slices...For sheer fertility of imagination, there are still few who can match him."
Mark Monahan, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
·      "One of the most gloriously silly shows on the fringe"
Jonathan Trew, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
·      "While Dan Antopolski may use magic carpets, electric accordions and even telepathic devices, they are employed with such uncanny zest that they work. He takes the most bizarre (seemingly acid-induced) ideas and transforms them into physical wonders...Twisted - but pretty cool nonetheless."
Alistair Gray, FEST
·      "Triple Perrier nominee Antopolski really does deserve to win that damn award this year. His roguish brand of excellent silliness is absolutely spot-on, featuring effortless stand-up with ludicrously original scenarios...you have to see this."
Jan F Zeschky, THE LIST
·      "There is a presence in the Pleasance. Impeccably funny ... scrupulously rehearsed and delivered - a seamless zigzagging ramble, voluble, intelligent and utterly assured."
Paul Whitelaw, METRO
·      "It's Dan Antopolski's last Edinburgh night, it's a full house, and they're fully under his spell. He delivers an astounding set, at the highest possible level of risk. He romps into areas other people either avoid or mess up. But he doesn't mess up. Somehow, perhaps by his ultimately endearing stage-presence, he's able to say and do the most outrageous things, and the audience comes out laughing."
John Park, FRINGEREPORT.COM
·      "At a time when Harry Hill has his own TV series, It's rare for a comic's postmodern, subversive non sequiturs to keep wrongfooting you. Antopolski's twisting streams of consciousness do."
Nicholas Barber, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
·      "Intelligent, thoughtful stand-up ... hilarious, imaginative and wonderfully cheap."
Steve Jelbert, INDEPENDENT
·      "He is the ultimate smooth surrealist ... delivering high-quality jokes with an intermittent philosphical subtext ... Antopolski is really intelligent, really funny and really smart - a comedian of real class who could develop into one of the best stand-ups in the business."
Cameron Robertson, THE STAGE
·      "Dan Antopolski has great stage presence and is one of the circuit's few truly literate performers. Lovely to watch."
Kate Copstick, THE SCOTSMAN
·      "If you're looking for a possible candidate for future stardom then your best bet is Dan Antopolski. He's a man who makes wearing a pair of pants on his head seem like sophisticated humour."
Rory Ford, EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
·      "Plenty of comics have the patter, fewer can put flesh on the bones of an act. Newcomer Dan Antopolski, for instance, has a perfect comic face that raises an instant laugh. Five minutes later he was reduced to putting his pants on his head. Pair Antopolski with a decent writer and the world could be his oyster."
THE EXPRESS 
 
 
Woah eh? If you read all that you will be pretty confident in my abilities so why not book me for your event and then pay me, even if I did a terrible, terrible job, just a shameful, bad job of work and then I looked you the eye expectantly as if what you just witnessed could possibly be monetised - as if it is you who owe me!
 

I have enjoyed imagining you reading this with enjoyment. I imagine you as a sensible person, maybe a bit tired. But now it is time to resume your legitimate activities, because maybe your kids need you to keep your hellish job in promotions – I’m sorry for you but you know I have stuff too, we all have stuff. Also you are young and can make changes. I believe in you. 

© Dan Antopolski 2017

  
© Dan Antopolski 2017