Daniel Simonsen

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Daniel Simonsen
MediumStand-up, television

Daniel Simonsen is a Norwegian comic and the 2012 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner for Best Newcomer.[1]

Simonsen has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2009. As well as his Newcomer Award, his show "Champions" received positive reviews,[2][3] he supported Simon Amstell on his UK tour in 2012 and 2015[4] and appeared on Russell Howard's Good News in 2012.

Simonsen has won and been nominated for awards both in Norway and the UK including Chortle Best Newcomer, Best Comedian at Comedy Fight Club and the So You Think You're Funny competition.[5]

Since 2014, he has had a recurring role in Vic and Bob's BBC sitcom House of Fools as Erik.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Norwegian stand-up picks up award". BBC News. 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ Hackett, Tom (10 August 2012). "Daniel Simonsen - Champions". Fest Mag.
  3. ^ "Daniel Simonsen - Champions". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ Cave, Jessie (16 March 2012). "Can Simon Amstell's support act help him with Twitter?". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Daniel Simonsen". Chortle. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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