Daniel Burt

Daniel Burt

Daniel Burt is a writer, actor and stand-up comedian whose skill and presence across all mediums has seen him become one of Australia’s brightest comedy talents. Daniel hosted a community TV show as the age of 18 and was immediately spotted and hired to write for Skithouse, making him the youngest writer to ever write for an Australian sketch comedy series.

After performing stand-up at university and winning the National Campus Comedy Competition, Daniel lived in New York to intern in the writing department of The Late Show with David Letterman. Among his many TV credits, Daniel was a founding writer on The Project on Channel 10 and appeared as the show’s regular Melbourne correspondent.

He has been a presenter for Sunday Arts on ABC1 and written for award-winning comedy programs The Einstein Factor and The Glass House and most recently on ABC TV comedy series The Weekly. In a sign of his versatility, Daniel has also been series writer for The Biggest Loser and MasterChef Australia.

Daniel has played Kleinmann in Death, a play by Woody Allen and starred as “Dan” in Girl Friday, a short-form comedy series that screened on ABC2 and won Best Entertainment at the AIMIA awards.

Daniel has performed stand-up in the UK, New York and Paris, and staged his one man shows The Judgemental Case, Yes Man Syndrome and Inspired by Mediocrity at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Transferring his unique voice to print, Daniel most recently applied his wit to the world of TV as a humour columnist for The Age’s iconic Green Guide TV section.

He can be regularly heard on 774 ABC Melbourne and Triple R and is sought after corporate speaker, performing for such companies as Vulcan Steel 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

“Daniel is a unique beast; a funny, dedicated, intelligent, professional, quirky, collaborative and high interesting talent.” Steve Vizard

“A genius…cross between Woody Allen and Ricky Gervais.” Catherine Deveny, The Guardian

“Seems to have known his calling practically from birth.” The Age

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

Daniel Burt

Writing

THE AGE AND SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
2013-Current 
Green Guide columnist
TV humour columnist
Presenter/producer of online comedy content for Fairfax Media
European Entertainment Correspondent

THE GUARDIAN GUIDE UK
Humour writer, 2015

AUSTEREO
Entertainment question writer, 2015

STEVE VIZARD
Writer, 2010 – 2012

 

Television Writing

HARD QUIZ (series 3)
Senior Writer. ABC TV, 2017-2018
THE WEEKLY
Writer. ABC TV, 2015 – 2017
LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PILOT
Associate Producer. Seven Network, 2015
FAMILY FEUD
Question Writer. Network Ten, 2014
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
Companies including Nando’s, BHP Billiton and Vulcan Steel, 2006-present
AFI AWARDS
Red carpet emcee, 2004

Media

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