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If you are already familiar with Daniel Kitson, then my work here is done. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then allow me to bring you into comedy’s best respected secret. 

The epitome of the old adage ‘the comedian’s comedian’ Kitson has gained praise from all your British favourites. Deliberately reclusive, the comic has kept his magical routines hidden from social media, leaving his reputation to be built from word of mouth alone. 

Alternative royalty Stewart Lee and mainstream powerhouse Russell Howard are just two of the voices that have sung the praises of Kitson’s rambling, unfamiliar anecdotes that totter between maverick surrealism and grounded, approachable wit.

With his latest venture outside being his first step out of lockdown, the recluse hasn’t really missed his time on the stage, but has built up quite the catalogue of scribbles in his notebook, so it is time to unload, which he’ll be doing at Wharton Park’s outdoor amphitheatre in Durham on Wednesday 27th July.

With the caveat upfront that this latest exponent of shows is a trial by fire, Kitson warns audiences that these work in progress shows may well be a “relatively rickety affair”. Yet when dealing with a comedian renowned for his improvised material, you can guarantee a few laughs along the ride.

Daniel Kitson performs at Wharton Park amphitheatre, Durham on Wednesday 27th July.

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