Dan Atkinson is a writer, producer, and stand-up comedian. With over 10 years of experience behind the camera, he’s helped create some of the most successful programs on television. Dan served as producer on series one through six of The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max / Sky One). The show received over 500 million views across social media and showcased live interviews with an array of guests including Ed Sheeran and Greta Thunberg. Before that he worked as a producer and writer on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three/BBC Two), which averaged over 3 million viewers per episode. Additional production credits include Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave) and Live at the Electric (BBC Three) – which he also script-edited.

Dan 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).