Danielle is a multi award winning stand-up comedian and writer of sell-out Edinburgh Fringe plays ‘Take-A-Break Tales’ and ‘Psister Psycho’ as well as two critically acclaimed solo stand up shows. Her stand-up has won her both the BBC New Comedy Award and the Time Out Best Newcomer Award and prompted critics to liken her quirky and original style to “…a Nick Cave album recited by a cheerful would-be Dorothy Parker.”
One of the few female satirists in British comedy, she can currently be heard on Absolute Radio alongside Dave Gorman every Sunday morning, where she interviews guests such as Paddy Considine, Carter USM and Stewart Lee, as well as delivering her weekly cultural review ‘Ward’s Weekly Word’. She is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’ and has appeared on ‘Mock the Week’ and BBC 4’s ‘Newswipe with Charlie Brooker’.
On top of this, Danielle is considered one of the most exciting new writers in comedy by industry and audiences alike. In 2006 she was given the BBC’s Writers Bursary, becoming one of only five women to receive the award in its thirty year history. For the radio, her credits include ‘The Now Show’, topical sports show ‘Look Away Now’ and ‘The Lee Mack Show’ and for television, ‘Not Going Out’ and ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’.
She is currently developing both her own sitcom and a sketch show for BBC television, as well as writing on BBC Three’s new puppet sitcom ‘We Are Mongrels’ which airs in March 2010.
When not performing comedy, Danielle hosts Ward and White’s Karaoke Circus, a live music karaoke night that has had phenomenal success with sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, The 100 Club and its regular home of The Albany.
An experienced bass player she has released three albums with Cardiff indie band ‘The Loves’, who have supported the White Stripes, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and the Cribs and feature on the new John Peel Box Set ‘Kat’s Karavan’.