Dan Gabriel
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Dan Gabriel

Kent, Washington, United States | SELF | AFTRA

Kent, Washington, United States | SELF | AFTRA
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"Quiet Funny"

I decide I like Dan Gabriel within the first minute of meeting him. - LA Weekly

"Review of Giant Robot"

Dan Gabriel is a very good stand-up comic. Giant Robot, his independent comedy CD release is
one of the better funny cds I have heard in a while be it on a major or indie label. He is not
particularly profound and his humor is fairly superficial but his take on things is funny, different
from what you usually get from a young comedian, and makes for a solid cd.
Aside from the fairly dated Hulk joke and the usual "How come his pants stay on when
everything else gets ripped off?" joke his humorous take on TV is different. Dan Gabriel probably
does well on the college circuit with his funny story about his dope head roommate and his
experiences with pot. His biographical references to being a Filipino-American are interesting
and, for some weird reason have a Japanese slant on them such as the joke about the sign for
problem being the same as for opportunity. Perhaps the best bit is what the title of this
self-release comedy cd refers to: the Honda track and its Transformers punchline.
Dan Gabriel's forte is that you do not know where the joke will go. A real comedy fan can usually
more or less predict where the material is going but this standup usually manages to take it
somewhere totally different and make it funny nonetheless. He also does well with the recall.
No comedy CD is complete without relationship humor and he delivers with a track about
weddings that do not last and, of course, a track about an ex-girlfriend that veers into
adult-oriented material. Gabriel works clean but Giant Robot is still geared towards adults.
Although young adults will definitely find this comic funny, older fans of comedy will also very
much enjoy his act.
Giant Robot by Dan Gabriel is a very solid comedy cd featuring absolutely perfect sound. - theseriouscomedysite.com


Giant Robot
Baby For Sale
(played regularly on Sirius XM, and Pandora)



Dan Gabriel will always be a little confused. Dan was a boy scout pyromaniac, the honor student in detention, grew up a block away from ocean but would not swim (because he saw "Jaws"). Dan's father is Jewish but it was his Filipino Catholic mother who immersed Dan into the San Francisco comedy scene by regularly taking him along to shows when he was just in grade school. While other kids were trading Garbage Pail Kids, Dan was trying to make his friends listen to Steve Martin albums on his travel case record player.

In college, he stepped up on stage for the first time and was instantly hooked. Ignoring his studies, Dan spent his nights at any open mic night or comedy event he could find. After graduation he began opening for his heroes like Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg, and George Lopez. Now Dan is all grown up, attempting to juggle a national comedy tour and fatherhood, showing everyone how to make the best of both awesome worlds.

Considered a veteran jokesmith, Dan has appeared on CBSs Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Showtime, Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, CBSs Star Search, NBCs Late Friday just to name a few. He was an award winning writer for Thugs on Film on BBC America and the Winner of the L.A. Take Out Comedy Competition. Take Out opened the doors for Dan to co-develop and host the hit first season of Asia Street Comedy, on AZN TV. Dan's podcast, The Best Medicine is on iTunes as well as his two critically acclaimed comedy albums, Giant Robot and Baby For Sale.