Dave Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe & BBC New Comedy Award – Dan Antopolski, is a British comic, actor and writer. He has been nominated for three Perrier Awards both as a solo artist and alongside costars Lee Mack and Catherine Tate. He has appeared in various television programs and radio shows, and is best known to younger audiences for hosting the UK game show The Dare Devil. He has appeared at international comedy festivals in Montreal, Melbourne and New York. Antopolski has been a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, had minor roles in films and appeared in a number of panel shows.
· BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD WINNER 1998
· PERRIER BEST NEWCOMER AWARD NOMINEE 2000 (Solo show)
· PERRIER AWARD NOMINEE 2000 (with Lee Mack and Catherine Tate)
· PERRIER AWARD NOMINEE 2001 (Solo show)
· DAVE FUNNIEST JOKE OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER 2009
· HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN LAW SOCIETY
“Spectacular displays of verbal pyrotechnics … A confident, splendidly silly and sometimes dazzling show.” Stephanie Merritt, THE OBSERVER
“He is one of the funniest and hardest-working comedians out there. His material is edgy without going too far, his routines are complex and assured, he’s likeable … and has some of the best gags I’ve heard.” Matt Brereton, THE SCOTSMAN
“His writing is as inventive as ever … Antopolski is not merely deadpan, but almost otherworldly on stage. It’s the perfect platform for his sometimes surreal, often deliberately literal approach to life.” – The Guardian.