Having a laugh about Britishness

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Mark Daniels suffers from a syndrome known as Acute Britishness.

His self-deprecating, sarcastic wit questions why Brits just won’t complain, even about the country’s biggest problems.

Mark aims to teach people what we could learn from the rest of the world in his new stand-up show, which comes to the Brighton Fringe from Friday to Monday, May 1 to 4.

Mark is a gay comedian who has been on the London circuit for two years and has already had a great deal of success, reaching the Golden Jester and Max Turner competition finals, plus the final of the prestigious Edinburgh So You Think You’re Funny.

It’s the London comic’s first time in Brighton with a show that debuted at the Kingston Comedy Festival. It all started when he wrote a list of 30 things to do before he was 30 – one of which was to try out stand-up comedy.

Acute Britishness: stand-up comedy with Mark Daniels is at The Hobgoblin, York Place, Brighton. Performances are at 9.45pm on Friday, 11pm on Saturday, 3.30pm on Sunday and 4.45pm and 7.15pm on Monday.

Tickets cost £5 (concessions £4). Visit www.markdanielscomedy.co.uk.