Growing up in Dumfries and Galloway, the annual month-long arts festival held around 30 miles to the north, with its famous Fringe, was to become a big part of Danni Chaudhry's life.
In 1998, and in his early twenties, Chaudhry saw his first comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival and was inspired to begin a career in stand up, as Danny Bhoy. A year later, he scooped the Daily Telegraph's Open Mic Award (for newcomers). In 2001, he returned to Edinburgh as a performer, selling out his entire three-week run.
Bhoy's sharp, observational comedy has also found an audience in Australia and Canada, where he has performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the legendary Just For Laughs event in Montreal. He's also made a name for himself in the US, appearing on Comedy Central, the Comedy Network and even earning a slot on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2010.
Punters can usually hear about Bhoy's extensive travels in his ever-changing shows, constantly updated with his latest take on the peripatetic lifestyle of an international stand-up. An international play-Bhoy, no less. His latest show, 'Wanderlust', is about just that and it's coming to the UK next year.
Danny Bhoy is bringing his Wanderlust to Dunfermline on Thursday 13th September, followed by gigs in Aberdeen, Chorley, Nottingham and Birmingham, before three gigs at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London and the final date announced so far at The Hexagon in Reading on Saturday 20th October 2012.
We have tickets available now for all shows, priced £15.
Ahead of a summer tour of Canada, Danny Bhoy has two Edinburgh gigs at the Festival Theatre on 7th and 8th February 2012, the second of which is to be recorded for DVD release. We have tickets available now for both nights, priced £16.50.