Fringe Review: Daniel Sloss – Now

Daniel Sloss berates you for your choice of breakfast beverages (among other things), and makes you enjoy it.


Presented by Century & MZA
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Comedian Daniel Sloss brings his vocal opinions to Adelaide with his new show Daniel Sloss – Now. The sold-out audience prepare themselves, neither faint of heart nor easily offended, to hear the angry Scotsman.

Sloss explains his dark view of the world with brash honesty and wry humour. He recounts the overwhelming and convoluted daily news in Trump’s America, the schadenfreude of modern reality television, and the acceptable criteria for sending “dick pics”.

He admits that fans often call him a sociopath, though to his knowledge he only exhibits seven of the ten personality traits required for a diagnosis. The audience learn about Sloss’ friends and childhood, his family relationships, and even his hatred of orange juice pulp, as he tries to discover if he is in fact a sociopath. (“My father died of pulp,” he claims with a deadpan face.) His cynical view of humanity is somehow endearing and irresistible – he has the crowd in stitches throughout the show.

Sloss delivers awkward social truths and taboo anecdotes with a surprisingly clever routine. His stories naturally develop from one to the next. His jokes and punch lines reference his previous routines, building a smooth progression rare in modern stand-up. Daniel Sloss – Now is a unique and uproarious way to spend seventy-five minutes.

Reviewed by Nicola Woolford

Rating (out of 5): 4.5

Venue: Fowler’s Live
Season: 14th March – 18th March 2018
Duration: 75 mins
Tickets: $24.00 – $28.00


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