Danny Bhoy

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Danny Bhoy
Birth name Danni Chaudhry[1][2]
Born (1975-01-16) 16 January 1975 (age 44)[3]
Moffat, Scotland
Medium Stand up, television
Years active 1998–present
Genres Observational comedy
Subject(s) Scottish culture, storytelling, cats, Spoons
Website dannybhoy.com

Danny Bhoy (born Danni Chaudhry) is a Scottish comedian who has performed in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United States.

Early life

Bhoy was born in Moffat, Scotland,[4] as one of four children and attended Lockerbie Academy and Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. His father is of Indian descent and his mother is Scottish.[5]

His humour is observational, often involving his own personal experiences as an international comedian. While he does mention his Indian heritage, his shows centre on Scottish social patterns. Despite his stage name, Bhoy, he is not a Celtic F.C. fan (who are nicknamed The Bhoys), his favourite team is in fact Newcastle United.[6] His stage name actually stems from his grandma's nickname for him, Danny Boy, but due to a performing dog already having that name registered with Equity, he added the H to Bhoy.[7]


Bhoy began stand up in 1998 after going to see his first comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival. A year later, he won The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award,[8] Britain's biggest competition for comedy newcomers. In 2001, Danny took his first full-length solo show to the Edinburgh Festival, where, within a week, he had sold out his entire three-week run, and added extra shows to cope with the demand for tickets.[9] By the spring of 2003, Danny's comedy started to take a different direction. That year he also entered the Australian comedy market, with his first solo show at the invitation-only Melbourne Comedy Festival. This led to various Australian TV appearances on Rove Live, The Glass House, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala. In November of that year, Danny was invited to perform on the Royal Variety Show.[9]

In 2005, Danny was invited to take part in the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, where the Montreal Gazette described him as "the stand out hit of the festival". In November, Danny was invited to take part in the inaugural Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Bhoy toured Australia in 2007, ending his tour at the Sydney Opera House,[10] and 2009 with the last show at Her Majesty's Theatre, Perth.[11] Bhoy appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on 5 March 2010, and the Comedy Network's "Saturday Night Stand-up", which was broadcast on 17 April 2010. He appeared on Comedy Central with his new routine, "Subject to Change: Danny Bhoy", which was broadcast on 22 May 2010, and appeared on Live at the Apollo, broadcast in December 2010.

In early 2011, Danny began touring around Australia with his show Messenger (Please Do Not Shoot), selling out his shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival. He also sold out all his shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and had to add two separate shows at a different venue to his other shows due to popular demand. These shows were also sold out.[12] Bhoy's 2012 show, Dear Epson, was loosely centered upon a series of letters to well-known companies. He toured the show following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.[13]

Stand-up DVDs

  • Live at the Sydney Opera House (15 August 2007)
  • Live at the Athenaeum (5 August 2009)
  • Subject to Change (8 November 2010) [performed live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
  • Live at the Festival Theatre (26 November 2012)


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  3. Verified at OTRS ticket # 2016040710002555
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  6. Wallace, Katey (23 June 2011). "Interview: Danny Bhoy". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  8. "Danny Bhoy's pipe dream comes true". BBC News. 25 August 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bhoy's official website
  10. 2007 Tour Dates
  11. 2009 Tour Dates
  12. Purdie, Ross (11 January 2011). "Funnyman Danny Bhoy is back in the country but can't decide whether to live in Sydney or Melbourne". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Stephenson, John-Paul (23 September 2012). "Review: Danny Bhoy: Dear Epson – Newcastle Stand". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 23 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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