Dan Antopolski is an award-winning comedian and comic actor.
Dan recently shot a role in feature film Paddington 2. His previous acting and TV credits include I Live with Models (Comedy Central), Time Gentlemen Please (Sky1), feature film The Da Vinci Code, The Stand-up Show (BBC1), The World Comedy Tour (Comedy Central) and regular role, Jeffers, in Hyperdrive (BBC2). He has also appeared regularly on CBBC; he was the title character in The Dare Devil and a panellist on The Dog Ate My Homework.
2017 was an exciting year for Dan as a comic; he returned to the Edinburgh Festival with a brand new stand up show after a 7 year hiatus. The Return of the Dan Antopolski received fantastic reviews, including **** from The Sunday Times and The List, and a spot in The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe’.
For his previous shows Dan has received Perrier Award Nominations both for Best Newcomer and Best Show. He also won the BBC New Comedy Award and in 2009 he won the Dave Best Joke Award. He has performed at the biggest international comedy festivals with appearances at Montreal, Melbourne and New York.
During his break from stand-up, Dan performed with critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw, alongside Tom Craine and Nat Luurtsema. They enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival, headlined Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4), were series regulars on Live At The Electric (BBC3), and recorded two series of their own show, Jigsaw, for BBC Radio 4.
Dan’s radio credits also include Quote Unquote (BBC Radio 4), Stephen K Amos: Life, An Idiot’s Guide (BBC Radio 4), 7 Day Saturday with Al Murray (BBC Radio 5 Live), The Simon Day Show (BBC Radio 4), and Tim Minchin’s Strings (BBC Radio 4).