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One to watch: Daniel Simonsen, comedian, 30


This London-based Norwegian stand-up has just bagged a role in Vic and Bob's new BBC sitcom House of Fools, which airs next year, playing Bob's spoilt son. Currently, he's performing his new show, Stranger, at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he won the Best Newcomer Award last year. His interest in stand-up was sparked at 14 when he saw Eddie Murphy on TV. “I have the freedom to say what I want to say. But you have to work really hard to get it right.”