Meet the Writers

Mairi Allann Chief Editor Daily DaftyMairi Allann
Chief editor and co-owner of the Daily Dafty, published author, punster, Twitter influencer. Mairi is responsible for the running of Daily Dafty, including editing, marketing, and content selection.


Stephen Hamilton Chief Reporter Daily Dafty

Stephen Hamilton
Editor and co-owner of the Daily Dafty, published author, comedy writer with performing experience. Stephen is responsible for editing, graphic design, website, and content management. He has written for major TV, radio, and newspaper channels, more notably the Huffington Post.


Danny Soz Head Reporter Daily DaftyDanny Soz
Published Author – Satirist.
Danny Soz is our longest-serving writer. His credits include: The Whitechapel Whelk, Soz Satire, News Thump, News Biscuit, The Spoof, Satire News and The Rheumatism and Arthritis Bugle.


Trevor Rudge Daily Dafty ReporterTrevor Rudge
Comedy writer Trevor has an impressive CV with credits including the BBC, Newsjack, Breaking the News, White Label Comedy, and the stage review ‘NewsRevue’ at the Canal Cafe in London.


Dan Sweryt Senior Reporter Daily DaftyDan Sweryt
Comedy writer and script editor Dan has a wide range of credits to his name: TV – Breaking The News, Only An Excuse?, Hogmanay Live; Radio: Breaking The News, Newsjack, Lewis Macleod’s Wired News, Recorded For Training Purposes, Damn The Torpedoes!, Tilt, Grrr!, Play & Record; Web: NewsThump, The News Dump, Burrard Street Journal, Rochdale Herald).


Lee Thomas Senior Reporter Daily DaftyLee Thomas
Lee is a comedy writer, satirist, and prizewinning punster. His credits are: Newsjack, Breaking the News, The One Show.


Andy Bollen Senior Reporter Daily DaftyAndy Bollen
Comedy writer and author Andy has a very impressive credits list that includes: Only an Excuse? Off the Ball, Breaking the News, Chewin the Fat, Naked Radio, Watson’s Wind Up. He is also the author of Nirvana A Tour Diary, Sandy Trout: The Memoir & A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects and is a Sunday Mail, Glasgow Herald columnist.


Steve Blair Senior Reporter Daily DaftySteve Blair
Steve is a comedy writer, performer, and author.
Steve’s credits are BBC, Newsjack, Breaking the News, Sketch Please, Newsbiscuit.


Garth ApThomas Daily Dafty reporterGarth ApThomas
Writer Garth has an impressive writers’ credit list that includes: Newsjack, Breaking the News, The Treason Show, Wingspan Comedy and NewsRevue.


Hamish Lloyd Barnes Daily Dafty reporterHamish Lloyd Barnes
Actor – Performer – Writer
Hamish Lloyd Barnes is an actor, writer and theatre-maker.

An alumnus of award-winning sketch comedy troupe, THE DURHAM REVUE, Hamish has a keen interest in writing and performing comedy. He is also Co-Artistic Director of multi award-winning ensemble physical theatre company, SPIES LIKE US, writing and performing in their first two productions, Our Man in Havana and Woyzeck, which enjoyed national and international tour dates. Additionally, Hamish has appeared in Wagner’s Siegfried at the Royal Opera House in 2005 & 2007, and in Never Forget at the Savoy Theatre in 2008. (Source:) 


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