The Edinburgh Fringe may seem unrelated to Hertfordshire, being located as it is in Scotland…
However, this year, sit up and take notice as Watford’s very own Daniel Cook heads north with his all new show Carpet.
This year, Watford wonder Dan is tackling some very serious themes in an extremely funny way.
Loosely based on true events, last year saw Dan confined to his flat by illness with no other company but his adored cat, appropriately named Carpet.
Carpet sees Dan talk feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and loneliness.
In an age when we’re never alone, what madness encroaches when you’re isolated with your own thoughts and a cat that doesn’t talk back.
In this hugely important show, Dan is broaching difficult subjects in an enjoyable and highly accessible way.
Dan makes uniquely infectious comedy that is completely symptomatic of his distinctive flair.
Dan has certainly mastered his craft and there is a real joy to his stand-up.
Carpet is a finely constructed hour that leaves a lasting impression long after it has ended.
Dan started in comedy in sketch group Delete the Banjax.
After four successful Edinburgh shows and winning the Three Weeks Editor’s Award in 2010 they decided to part ways.
Dan’s solo stand-up began, he reached the semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and 2015.
Both his debut solo show He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s Daniel Cook and his 2017 follow up Daniel Cook: For Money transferred from Edinburgh to The Soho Theatre.