The semi-final of SMTF saw the five remaining contestants take on an audience full of holiday makers at the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Each act used a mixture of both new and more regular material to impress the audiences, the judges – this week joined by Cannon and Ball – and the viewers at home with a 10-minute set.
Dan stormed his opening with some brilliant ‘four-eyed’ and epileptic taunt-inspired reminiscence. ‘Pavement raver’ and ‘Specileptic’ revealed not only some of those funny bones he’s showed us in previous weeks but it seems also the inspiration for his Twitter name as well! And let’s not forget his fantastic gag about finding a ‘really good stick’! It was a shame that his material didn’t continue to be as strong throughout his whole set, losing the audience as he explained the mysterious ancient Britain verging on Lord-of-the-Ringsesque story about “Tyrannus of Legend” – (it seems Google has no clue either?!) and the origin of the name ‘Whelk’ but his opening set was strong enough to secure him a place in the final.