Daniel Burt

Daniel Burt

Daniel Burt is a comedian, TV writer, columnist, broadcaster, actor and entertainment journalist who The Age says, “seems to have known his calling practically from birth”.

He hosted a community TV show at age 18 and went on to write for Skithouse, making him the youngest person to ever write for an Australian sketch comedy series.

After winning the National Campus Comedy Competition, Daniel lived in New York to intern in the writing department of the Late Show with David Letterman.

He was a founding writer on channel 10’s The Project and the show’s regular Melbourne correspondent. He currently writes for the comedy news show The Weekly on ABC.

Performing stand up, Daniel staged his one man shows The Judgemental Case, Yes Man Syndrome and Inspired by Mediocrity at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Daniel lived in Paris, where he was the Europe-based entertainment correspondent for Fairfax, and has written humour columns for the Guardian Guide in the UK.

In addition to being a presenter for Sunday Arts on ABC, Daniel has written for a variety of programs including Masterchef, The Einstein Factor, Open Slather, The Glass House and The Biggest Loser. 

Daniel starred as ‘Dan’ in Girl Friday, a short-form comedy series that screened on ABC2 and won Best Entertainment at the AIMIA awards.

Showcasing his wit and love of television, Daniel is a columnist and contributor to the Green Guide in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and creates comedy video content for Fairfax Media online.

Daniel is heard regularly on 774 ABC Melbourne and Triple R, and is a sought after corporate speaker, performing for such companies as Melbourne Business School and BHP Billiton.

“It’s rare to find someone who has the combination of experience, passion and just plain gut instinct about what makes people laugh.” – Wil Anderson.

“A unique beast; funny, dedicated, intelligent, professional, quirky and a highly interesting talent.” – Steve Vizard.

“A genius… cross between Woody Allen, Charlie Brooker and Ricky Gervais” – Catherine Deveny.

“Routinely exceptional and irritatingly talented. The best TV critic this side of Clive James.” – Richard Hinds, The Daily Telegraph

Daniel Burt

Writing

AGE AND SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Entertainment Correspondent, The AGE, Sydney Morning Herald 2013 – 2014
GREEN GUIDE
Columnist and host of video content for The Age online, The AGE 2011 – Current
WRITER FOR STEVE VIZARD
Writer, 2010 – 2012

Television Writing

THE WEEKLY
Writer, ABC TV, 2015-2017
HARD QUIZ
Senior Writer, 2016-2017
LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PILOT
Associate Producer, Seven Network, 2015
FAMILY FEUD
Question Writer, Network Ten, 2014
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS
Network, 2012-13
MASTERCHEF PROFESSIONALS
Series Writer, 2012
THE PROJECT
Series Writer, 2010 – 2012
THE BIGGEST LOSER
Series Writer, Network Ten 2009
TAKEN OUT
Series Writer, Network Ten, 2008
HOLE IN THE WALL
Series Writer, Nine Network, 2008
NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT
Series Writer, Seven Network 2007
THE 7PM PROJECT
Writer and Melb correspondent, Network TEN 2009-2010
THE EINSTEIN FACTOR
Writer and warm-up, ABC TV 2005–2009
THE GLASS HOUSE
Writer, ABC TV 2006
SKITHOUSE
Writer, Network TEN 2002
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Intern in the Writing Department,  2005

Television Appearances

THE PROJECT
Guest spots, Network TEN 2010 – 2012
GIRL FRIDAY
Actor, ABC2 and Telstra Mobile 2010-2011
THE 7PM PROJECT
Guest spots, Network TEN 2009-2010
SUNDAY ARTS
Presenter, 2009
THE REVIEWERS
Host, Channel 31 2004
RAUCOUS LIVE
Segment Host, 2002-2003
‘THE COMING OF STORK’ BY DAVID WILLIAMSON
Role: Tony, 2004

Radio

TRIPLE R 2012 – Current
Regular fill in for Breakfasters
Host of weekly show Media Pie
Guest spots
774 ABC MELBOURNE
Regular on Friday Wrap (current) 2015
Regular co-host, Evenings and Drive 2009-14
MTR
Writer and on-air contributor to The Steve Vizard Radio Show 2010–12
SYN FM
Presenter of award-winning community radio show,
Three Day Growth 2002–04

Stand Up

THE JUDGEMENTAL CASE
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015
INSPIRED BY MEDIOCRITY
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
YES MAN SYNDROME
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011
NATIONAL CAMPUS COMEDY COMPETITION
Winner 2003

Other

TIME OUT MELBOURNE
Top 10 Tweeters (2012)
CORPORATE SPEAKER (2006-present)
Companies including Nando’s, BHP Billiton and Vulcan Steel
AFI AWARDS
Red carpet emcee (2004)

Media

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