Dan has performed at major literature and outdoor festivals such as Glastonbury and at Words First at Roundhouse Camden. He is a regular on the UK spoken word circuit, headlining gigs like Bang Said the Gun, Literary Death Match, Raise the Bar, and Jibba Jabba.
Dan takes a new hour of stand-up poetry annually to Edinburgh Fringe, and his material makes him a favourite at science and videogame events like Festival of the Spoken Nerd and Sunday Assembly. His versatility means he can be found on-stage at stand-up, mixed bill, and cabaret shows too.
Dan is a seasoned compère, hosting regular nights in London and Kent. He is one of the Poetry Captains for comedy VS poetry night Stand Up & Slam, and resident host of the Gulbenkian Slam in Canterbury. With Paula Varjack, he co-hosts all Varjack & Simpson events, and is a charming and engaging compère at festivals and mixed-bill gigs.