Wed 1st – Tue 14th Aug 2018


“A new stand-up show from 'hilarious faced' (List) idiot Daniel Cook. I wanna talk to you face-to-face about my new pet cat.”





Berk's Nest


Daniel Cook brings his brand new hour of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe this year and he wants to talk to you face-to-face about his new pet cat, Carpet.

Loosely based on true events, Carpet, finds Dan confined to his flat with no other company but his adored cat, appropriately named… Carpet.

Struck down with Labrynthitis and verging on delirium, Dan reminisces on the feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and what it's like having a famous postman. This is a show about memories, death and the madness that ensues when you are left alone with nothing but your own thoughts.

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.

Daniel Cook started in comedy in sketch group Delete the Banjax. After 4 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.

Appearing on the big and small screen as John Treneglos in series one of BBC Ones Poldark, Colin Skittles in Channel 4's Toast of London, Absolutely Fabulous the Movie, alongside Matthew Horne and Kelsey Grammer in the film Breaking the Bank, and so many adverts, too many, all of them more embarrassing than the last! Also seen heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2.

Directed by Thom Tuck (The Penny Dreadfuls)

Praise for Daniel Cook:

“Frenetic and hilarious... Superb” ★★★★ The List

“This is excellent stand up” ★★★★ EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE

“Had the crowd roaring with laughter” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS

Admission: £10(£6)

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