Dan has been involved in the East Midlands arts scene for the last 14 years and is a respected actor, writer, producer and director. Through spoken word he hopes to change this. He has appeared at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, YNOT Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Bearded, Queer As Jokes, London and Incite at The Phoenix Artists Club, London.
He was a finalist in the Poetry is Dead Good Mix It Up Midlands Slam in 2014, in October 2016 he was named BBC Local Poet for Derby for National Poetry Day.
Dan has supported Robb Johnson and Joe Solo on tour, appeared alongside lgbt+ Poet Laureate Trudy Howson, is one sixth of Twisted Tongues (Derby Spoken Word Collective) and organises LGB-QWERTY, Derby’s only lgbt+ spoken word and variety night.
Reviews and Audience Feedback
"[Dan Webber] combines poetry with comedy, he is an incredible storyteller, and the jokes come thick and fast but hit just the right note with each one. They are subtle, and you feel like you are listening to your friend, yet you know you're in for a treat with each nuanced joke" – Hey What's On Notts? June 2017
"Webber's set quickly enters an easy-going, natural flow, with sentimental musings on self, mental health, masculinity, appearance, and place, all delivered with a playful and occasionally giddy appeal." - LeftLion Magazine, August 2018
“A roller coaster of laughs and heart breaks, with some of my favourite poems being, ‘Anonymous at 6am’ and ‘Homo on the Rocks’ very different in tone and style and yet both equally as captivating” - Impact Magazine, August 2018