About Daniel

Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian; affable, loveable and hilarious. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the country.

Daniel first launched himself into the comedy world in the 2009 emerging comedian competition ‘Green Faces’, winning the Canberra heat and placing third in the national final.

Daniel became a regular on the Canberra scene, performing in comedy-loving venues like the Civic Pub Comedy Club and The Phoenix Pub and became a regular on the 96.7 Queanbeyan FM Friday Night Sports Show.

Driven to further his career in comedy, Daniel moved to Melbourne in 2010 and quickly established himself in the local scene. In 2011 he performed in ‘The Comedy Zone’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a line up show of up and coming Australian comedians hand picked by the festival.

Since then Daniel has performed a brand new hour of stand-up at 6 consecutive Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. At the 2017 MICF Daniel made his debut on the Oxfam Gala (ABC) and was also selected to go on tour around Australia and Asia with the MICF Roadshow.

One of the most active stand-up comedians in Australia, Daniel can be seen at comedy venues across the country all year round. Check the 'GIGS' section on this website to follow his movements.

If you would like to book Daniel for an event of any kind, or see some footage of him in action, go to the 'CONTACT' or 'VIDEO' sections on this website.

    It’s not often a comedian can have the whole room laughing for more than an hour without so much as raising their voice – definitely a must see in the comedy festival.
    — Herald Sun
    After an hour in his company you’re chilled out and smiling. Damned if I know how he does it. One to watch.
    — The Age


    2017 Stacks On
    Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

    2016 Resting Face
    Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

    2015 The Get Out Stakes
    Perth Fringe, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival

    2014 Dodgem Car Saviour
    Perth Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    2013 Mr Personality 1988 
    Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Canberra Comedy Festival

    2012 Likeable Enough
    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    2011 The Comedy Zone
    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    2010 Capital Punishment
    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Definitely keep an eye on this comic.
    — Herald Sun