Remember Family Fortunes? Well, we asked a hundred fringegoers on the Royal Mile what they knew about Daniel Sloss, and our survey saaaid:
- He’s 18
- This is his third year at the Fringe
- Frankie Boyle thinks he’s funny
What really makes Sloss such fun to watch is his confidence and his easy conversational style with the audience, some of whom were even younger than him. Brian Logan wrote a helpful article in the Guardian on how to have a nice day out at the fringe with your children, but here’s one tip from me: don’t base your show choices solely on title. Teenage Kicks it may be, but this was certainly not suitable for children, although it must be admitted that the two 12 year olds in the front row for our show certainly enjoyed themselves.
The key test now for Daniel Sloss has to be whether he can move on to perform comedy that doesn’t rely on the gimmick of his youth. If not, there’ll be someone younger along sooner or later. But if his two minutes on airline food is half as good as what he showed this year at the fringe, then he’s a superb talent to watch.