Daniel launched his public presence in the comedy circuit at the 2008 Green Faces Competition, where his performance was so well received he returned again in 2009 to win the Canberra heat and place third in the Green Faces National Final.
Admired by audiences, Daniel became a regular on the Canberra comedy scene, performing in venues such as the Civic Pub Comedy Club, Filthy McFadden’s and The Phoenix Pub. He even became a regular on the 96.7 Queanbeyan FM Friday Night Sports Show.
Driven to further his career in comedy, Daniel moved to Melbourne in March 2010 and quickly established himself in the local Comedy scene. He can often be seen entertaining audiences at comedy hot-spots such as the Spleen Bar, Softbelly Bar and The Comics Lounge.
His debut in the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival was in the sell-out show called Capital Punishment. The show featured five acts from the ACT. He returned to the 2011 festival after being selected in The Comedy Zone, which is a show featuring 5 new faces in Australian Comedy hand picked by the festival organisers.
Daniel has since performed with comedians such as Jimeoin, Glen Robbins, Jeff Green, Adam Hills and Dave O’Neil.
In 2012 he performed his debut solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival called “Likeable Enough”. Daniel will return to this festival in 2013 as well as Adelaide Fringe and the Canberra Comedy Festival with his second solo show “Mr Personality 1988″.
“Definitely keep an eye on this comic” HERALD SUN
“After an hour in his company you’re chilled out and smiling. Damned if I know how he does it. One to watch”. THE AGE
“Connell’s stand-up was sharp and accessible” HERALD SUN
“You’ll never look at a milkshake the same way again” THE PUN