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about

Daniel Piper is an author, comedian and national poetry slam champion.

He has been seen/heard on national TV/radio and has toured across the UK and Europe, at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and Edinburgh International Book Festival. He has written and performed two smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe shows.

Daniel is the 2017 Scottish National Poetry Slam champion. In May the same year, he came second in the world championships in Paris (first the worst, second the best etc.).

Daniel's debut book, Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper, was published by Unbound in 2018. He has written for The Skinny, The Alarmist, Terrible People Magazine and more. His comedy writing page on Instagram was recently named a "must-follow account" by Wallpaper Magazine.


"A rare treat" [Wallpaper Magazine] "A clear front runner among up-and-coming comics" [The Skinny] "Spot-on comic timing. Undeniably funny" [The Stage] "Engaging, perfectly-paced and downright funny" [British Theatre Guide] "Sharply observed, with chaotic energy and down-to-earth charm" [The Scotsman] "Brilliant" [Josie Long] "Sharp and witty, with a passion that says he means it" [Reviews Hub] "Almost had me on the floor. Reality comedy at its best" [Scotsgay] "Palpably awkward and purely funny" [Fest] "Eminently entertaining. Decidedly one to watch" [Apples & Snakes] "Bloody hilarious" [ImALondoner.com] "There are some decent one-liners scattered throughout" [The Wee Review] "Daniel Piper is a likeable guy" [Broadway Baby] "He seems to like a James Bond-style fight scene" [The List] "I hate that guy in the Nationwide advert who delivers a crappy poem about overspending like he's giving us his Hamlet" [@rudemrlang]


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