Daniel Kitson: The Salinger Of Standup

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Daniel Kitson
Daniel Kitson

Daniel Kitson doesn't do tours, interviews, TV or DVDs. So how did a reclusive enigma become the most sought after standup of his generation? As the comic prepares to appear at Edinburgh, Brian Logan talks to his peers.

It's a Tuesday night, and I am sitting among the privileged few. Tickets for Daniel Kitson's new one-man storytelling show sold out in six minutes flat, or at a rate of 2.6 tickets per second. After this preview run at Battersea Arts Centre in London, the next stop is the Edinburgh festival, where Kitson will also perform a second, standup show. His first for three years, the standup set is estimated to be the fastest-selling ticket in fringe history.

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