Daniel Herborn

Daniel Herborn is a journalist and novelist based in Sydney. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and others. He has also practised law at an Intellectual Property firm specialising in creative industries clients.

Daniel's Latest Articles

children's theatre. three performers on stage dressed as cave people attacking each other with clubs.

Performing and creating for children

How creating work for children can enrich not only a performer's repertoire, but also their own personal growth.


When your comic other half is your actual other half

What would it have been like if Morecambe and Wise were a couple offstage too?


Comedy with a twist

If you've had your fill of sketch-based comedy or solo stand-ups with a mic, how about a show with a…


Making the jump from RAW Comedy

What do comedy competitions like RAW give comedians and what’s the next stage in their career after competing?


Turning dark days into comedy

Three comedians explore how they tackle difficult autobiographical material in their festival shows.

Career Advice

Fringe benefits: does playing Edinburgh really help your career?

Four Australian artists reflect on their trip to the world’s biggest arts festival and consider whether the benefits of attending…

A woman hatches from a a giant egg, with some of the shell worn as a hat. She wears a quizzical expression and holds one hand up to gesture at her egg-hat.

How to make the most of a Fringe festival

Three Fringe festival veterans on why they love Fringe and their advice for newcomers.


How to run an indie record label that endures

Eclectic indie label Chapter Music is celebrating its 30th year of operations. Founder Guy Blackman discusses the label’s longevity and…

Comedian Rachel Berger looks into the camera. She has wavy brown hair and wears large hoop earings and an orange jacket.

How stand-up comedy is helping cancer patients tell their stories

The therapeutic possibilities of comedy are being explored at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre through workshops run by Rachel Berger.


Why classic cabaret still resonates

The 1930s remains a source of fascination for contemporary artists – why does the era keep drawing us back?

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