Portrait of Daniel Fernandes

Daniel Fernandes

Daniel Fernandes is one of India’s leading English stand-up comedians. He’s a regular at comedy venues across the country, and has performed internationally at comedy festivals in the Netherlands (Utrecht International Comedy Festival), Singapore (Singapore Fringe), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival) and Australia.

He headlined Comedy Zone Asia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016, where he also performed his solo show Daniel Fernandes – Unoffended. His TV credits include ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late and Comedy Central Asia’s Stand-Up Asia.

Daniel’s material is a mix of observational, political and dark humour with a dash of social commentary. His self-titled YouTube channel, currently at 7.5 million views, has been a huge hit with fans in India and abroad – particularly for his most controversial material. Some of his most popular videos feature stand-up on topics like student suicide, marital rape, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, capital punishment, the Syrian crisis and the US presidential elections.

When he’s not on stage, Daniel also runs a comedy production company called Microphone Entertainment, which curates and produces live comedy at clubs and comedy festivals in India.

Daniel Headlined Comedy Zone Asia at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and is heading out on the Festival’s Roadshow post-festival in 2017.