Daniel Sloss: Teenage Kicks (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

Daniel Sloss: Teenage Kicks

Teaching the older generation a thing or two

There is little doubt whatsoever that Fife-raised lad Daniel Sloss will be a major joke writer and performer in the not too distant future. At the moment, his talent is merely deeply impressive indeed, albeit with a few understandable edges to be smoothed over. Although his tender age (18, for pity’s sake) might have resulted in some alienating material for the decrepits in the crowd, and the teachers from his old school were especially tickled when one of their number was picked on in the act (ah, the vengeful nature of the gifted schoolchild), his comedy is as universal as anyone could hope.

Yes, there were gags about teenage sperm sacks and maybe too many references to the backwardness of Fife and its endemic potential for incest, but the laugh count is high and gag construction pleasing. As long as his manager mum steers him away from his Xbox and keeps him filling the jokebook, future glory will be assured.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 16, 24), 7pm, £9.50–£11 (£8–£9.50).

Daniel Sloss - Teenage Kicks

  • 3 stars

Solo debut from Scotland's 18-year-old comic powerhouse, 'So You Think You're Funny?' finalist 2008, Frankie Boyle writer on 'Mock the Week' and typical hormonal half-man/half-Xbox. 'Genuinely funny... Star of the future' (Time Out). www.myspace.com/danielslosscomedy


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