Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell

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  • Writer, journalist and reviewer
Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell is a stand-up comedian and writer from Leeds. He was a Semi Finalist in the 2022 So You Think You're Funny? competition, and was selected as one of the "11 best jokes of the Fringe" by The Telegraph in 2023.

Year Production Role
2024 Brighton Fringe Self
2024 Brighton Fringe Self
2024 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2021 Death To...
  1. Death To 2021
Executive Producer
2021 Attack Of The Hollywood Clich├ęs! Executive Producer

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Daniel Powell on IMDb

Home town
Resident of
England (Leeds)

Daniel Powell was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and, after spending twenty years as an office drone and secretly pining for his passion from afar, decided to give stand-up comedy a go after the coronavirus pandemic very nearly killed him.

He was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the So You Think You're Funny? contest after only 10 gigs, losing out to eventual overall runner-up Mark Black. Following a year of relentless writing and gigging, he completed a short run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023 with 'Big Cuck, Little Cuck', and was selected as one of the '11 best jokes of the Fringe' by The Telegraph.

As a writer, he has won numerous screenwriting awards, most notably winning 'Best Short Screenplay' for his script 'Empty Nest' at the Shepperton Screenwriting Festival, the Wiki Screenplay Contest and Feel The Reel International Film Festival.

He was also Longlisted in both 2021 and 2022 for the ShortCom TV Sitcom Writing Contest. He completed a Comedy Writing MA at Falmouth University under course leader Simon Nichols, graduating in 2023.

"Plenty of self-depreciating humour. Got the crowd in great spirits"

Hull Daily Mail

"I would happily watch Daniel Powell ONE MORE TIME"

Viggo Venn

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