Daniel Kitson

News: Comedian Pays For Fan's MOT

We here at Beyond The Joke know what a reticent, publicity-shy figure Daniel Kitson is and how he likes to portray himself as the bullet-proof hard man of stand-up comedy. However a story has come to our attention that we cannot resist passing on, which rather undercuts this image of the self-styled D-Dog.

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News: Daniel Kitson Makes One Of His Classic Shows Available To Buy

Update: DK decided to make this available to rent, not buy. Here's his reasoning via his newsletter: "I have decided to put the film of It's Always Right Now Until It's Later on my website. It's available to rent for 72 hours for 3 quid. I initially set the page up as a pre order without (or so i thought) any working link to it on my website and hidden from searches. The idea being that i spend some time considering whether i wanted to release it.

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News: Daniel Kitson Plans Christmas Tour

Legendary publicity-shy comedian Daniel Kitson is planning a national tour of the Christmas-themed show he did at the Battersea Arts Centre a few years ago.

The dates will be in December when he returns from performing a new show, A Short Series Of Disagreements Presented Here In Chronological Order, in Washington DC for the first time. Tickets here.

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News: Daniel Kitson Work In Progress Shows For New Work

Daniel Kitson is doing a series of work-in-progress shows at Battersea Arts Centre.

The run, from October 5 - 24, is a dry run for a new show he is taking to Washington later this year entitled A Short Series of Disagreements Presented Here in Chronological Order. The idea at the moment is that the show takes the form of a story told through a series of disagreements.

This follows his ambitious new show Something Other Than Everything at the Roundhouse and Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.  

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Opinion: In Defence Of Daniel Kitson, By Paul Sinha

Editor's note: Journalist Nosheen Iqbal wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian headlined "Daniel Kitson can’t reclaim a racist word he’s never been the target of." The piece prompted considerable debate on social media among other comedians. Here stand-up Paul Sinha expands upon his issues with the article.

News: Kitson, Thomas, Long, Hardy, Yusuf, Prowse Play Grenfell Benefit

Daniel Kitson, Mark Thomas, Josie Long, Jeremy Hardy, Imran Yusuf and Haydon Prowse are to play a fundraising gig in aid of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The one-off show will take place at Battersea Arts Centre next Monday, June 19. More acts are to be confirmed.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Grenfell Tower Appeal, coordinated by the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation.

News: New Show For Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson is to debut a new stand up show at the Roundhouse in London this summer. It is called Something Other Than Everything.

He announced the news in his mail-out and I don't think he is very keen on press quoting his emails (or press in general) so we will simply repeat the official Roundhouse "blurb".

News: Stand-up Gigs and Audio Release For Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson is doing two major benefit gigs next month at the Union Chapel in London and has also announced via his mailing list that he is releasing one of his old shows through bandcamp.

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News: Comedy Cafe To Close After 26 Years

The Comedy Cafe, one of the oldest comedy clubs in London, is to close after 26 years.

News: All Star Old Vic Benefit For Calais Migrants

Daniel Kitson is compering a benefit that has been hastily arranged to raise money to provide humanitarian aid for those who are and have been stuck in the Calais Jungle migrants’ camp. It is at the Old Vic in London on October 13.

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