"Danny Robins is a comic with real charm and inventiveness..." The Stage
"Hilarious... has the potential to gather a sizeable cult following." Chortle
"The cult of the superstar DJ is ripe for sending up and nobody does it better than Danny Robins." Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard
DJ Danny is the comic creation of comedian, presenter and writer Danny Robins. Frustrated schoolteacher by day and wannabe DJ by night, DJ Danny is on a mission to quit his day job and achieve global superstar status. The only trouble is he can’t escape the fact that he is a nerdy English teacher more down with Shakespeare than shaking his booty, so his mixes are as likely to feature a bit of poetry as the latest Hip Hop tunes.
"I suspect you'd have to be clinically dead not to have a good time with DJ Danny. It may just be the most fun show on the fringe. Danny is a positively adorable creation."
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman ****
DJ Danny started life on BBC Radio 1’s comedy show The Milk Run and went on to appear in two sell out Edinburgh Festival shows, the first of which was recorded and broadcast on Radio 1 and the second, DJ Danny: Music Therapy, inspired a Radio 4 series. In 2010, he did a short run at the Edinburgh Fringe and 3 nights at London’s Roundhouse Studio Theatre.
Now, in 2011, the character is going on his first European tour..
"...a fast moving energetic show, ingenious, fabulous, infectious fun... He does indeed deserve to be a superstar..." The List ****
DJ Danny is inspired by the real Danny’s own DJ experiences running club nights in London and realising how ridiculous it was for a grown man to be hailed as talented for simply playing other people’s records.
"This has to be one of the best feel-good shows on the Fringe"
Stephanie Merritt, The Observer
Every DJ Danny show is unique but audiences can expect a fun, feelgood, upbeat and interactive mix of comic observation and live onstage mixing as Danny ‘mashes up’ tracks that really shouldn’t work together but strangely do. Highlights include the 3 Minute iPod Megamix Challenge where Danny mixes together tracks selected at random by the audience into something that makes you want to laugh, dance - and possibly cry – all at the same time. It’s improvisational, silly and laugh out loud funny.
“A stylus sharp satire on the cult of the superstar disc jockey.” Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard.