Welcome to the wonderful and ridiculously funny world of Daniel Oldaker one of Australia’s finest and funniest circus and physical comedy artists, a five star, Award-Winning master and maestro of the absurd who draws on many years of performance experience in over 30 countries. Daniel has trained with world class physical comedy mentors and performed at many of the most highly regarded festivals and venues around the globe.
Whether it's performing outrageous circus inspired absurd antics with his signature character "Dandé" or juggling cases as "The Bellhop" he is no stranger to the stage and creates absolute unbridled fun every where he goes. If you are lucky you might even meet one of his other characters "Nosey Parker" the CEO, (Community Engagment Officer), presenting some of the most ridiculously silly skits and bits you'll ever witness.
Available for 5 minute variety style spots to full length 45 minute shows on stage or in the street arena.
He is also a very competent MC/Compère and has presented for many Variety/Cabaret shows, Community Events and Corporate Engagements.
"Daniel Oldaker maximises the subtlety of live performance, often using little more than his eyebrows to get huge laughs from his audience" ★★★★★ Winnipeg Press
“Oldaker is a master of object manipulation" ★★★★ Herald Sun
“Presented with exceptional energy, the show demonstrates Oldaker’s live performance skills while constantly subverting the conventions of comedy and circus, withdrawing the predictability to offer a genuinely unique Festival experience” Jonathon Rivett - The Punn
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
* Best International Act - Busan International Comedy Festival, Sth Korea * Patrons Pick - Winnipeg Fringe Festival * Nominated "Just For Laughs" Best Comedy Award St Ambroise Festival, Montreal * Green Room Award - Choose Your Own Variety With Ali McGregor Produced by Melbourne Arts Centre (Collaborating Artist) * Green Room Award Nomination for Best Cabaret Show - Acts of Absurdity
* Busan International Comedy Festival (Sth. Korea) * Brisbane Festival *La Soireé (Sydney Opera House) * Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Art Versus Entertainment, Dandyman, Live Flavor, The Great Gondos, Agogo Agogo, Mnuh) * La Cliqué in The Famous Spiegeltent (Edinburgh, Melb., Adelaide), * Lainsuojattomat Festival (Finland) * Canal City (Fukuoka, Japan) * Festival Internacional De Artistas De Rua Da Bahia (Brazil) * Cheongdo Festival (Sth. Korea) * Indianapolis Fringe (USA) * Hotlips Variety Show (Sweden) * ABC's "The Sideshow" * Featured Extra in Paul Hogan's "The Very Excellent Mr Dundee" * Ali McGregor’s Variety Hour (Hamer Hall)