Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson

A kind of affable Neanderthal man who has just read the GQ style pages


Dan Atkinson is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer. In recent years his work behind the camera has become more prominent, having produced The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three/BBC Two), and Live at the Electric (BBC Three) which he also script-edited. Dan has also written for Russell Howard’s television shows.

Dan has received a Chortle Award nomination for Best UK Compere and previously compered the Edinburgh and Beyond National Live Tour, hosted the late night, copyright-infringing Comedy Countdown for eight consecutive years, and co-created and performed in comedy show Git, alongside Jon Richardson and Lloyd Langford.

Dan’s Radio credits include The Richard Bacon Show (BBC5 Live) and The Jon Richardson Show (BBC 6 Music), and his TV appearances include Working Lunch (BBC2), Law of the Playground (Channel 4), Tony & June (Channel 4), Bodyhits (BBC3) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3).

Combining political opinion with comedy can be a difficult trick to pull off without a barrage of heckling coming your way, but Dan does it brilliantly – his passionate delivery of great, witty writing is not to be missed.