Danny Wallace

in Dundee, Scotland, The United Kingdom
November 16, 1976




Daniel Frederick Wallace is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, and the TV series How to Start Your Own Country. As an author, Wallace's bestselling books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

He began writing reviews for video game magazines at the age of 13 for school work experience: a reviewer had become ill and so Wallace was given the opportunity to review a game. At 18 he started writing comedy, mainly through the magazine Comedy Review. He specialised in radio production at the University of Westminster.

At 22, he became a BBC producer. He was part of the production team behind British Comedy Award-winning Dead Ringe

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SSSH. New Secret Project.

During lockdown and the world of Corona, I’ve been writing a bunch of stuff.

Things about this, and things about that.

Kind of a mix of my ShortList column, with elements of Yes Man and a touch of the novels. And also a little of the clubs/collectives I’ve started over the years…

And I want you to be involved.

It’s going to be BIG and FUN and packed with stuff. In a way I haven’t done things before. A

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Yes Man

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Join Me!

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Charlotte Street

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Friends Like These

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Awkward Situations for Men

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Who is Tom Ditto?: The feel...

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Random Acts of Kindness

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Danny Wallace and the Centr...

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More Awkward Situations for...

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I Can’t Believe You Just Sa...

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“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man

“Take the stupidest thing you've ever done. At least it's done. It's over. It's gone. We can all learn from our mistakes and heal and move on. But it's harder to learn or heal or move on from something that hasn't happened; something we don't know and is therefore indefinable; something which could very easily have been the best thing in our lives, if only we'd taken the plunge, if only we'd held our breath and stood up and done it, if only we'd said yes.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man

“...maybe sometimes it's riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you're guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.”
Danny Wallace, Yes Man



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