Daniel Downie is an aspiring comedian from the Highlands. Being from Dingwall, Daniel is a Ross County fan but also inherited the Aberdeen supporter gene from his father. As a child Daniel idolised Aberdeen legend Eoin Jess and is still traumatised after watching him break his leg in a Scottish cup game against Clydebank.
Daniel is a keen football coach who has ‘most of his badges’ and his highlight in football came when he was told to F*ck off in Gaelic while playing for Lewis side Ness FC. He was almost hit by USMNT legend Brad Friedel after Daniel advised him ‘not to drop his pint’ after a game where the goalkeeper had conceded three soft goals.
Daniel made it to the final of the ‘Old Speckled Hen Comedian of the Year 2010′ competition and Highlight’s New Act 2011 competition and has also won the Comedy Store’s ‘King Gong’ competition.