Dan Bain is the Artistic Director of the Court Jesters, and is responsible for Scared Scriptless, Australasia's longest running late night comedy show. 

After being accepted into the Court Theatre's Young Directors Initiative and training under Lara MacGregor, Dan went on to redefine the Court Theatre's approach to children's theatre with his groundbreaking work a Paintbox of Clowns. He is now a regular director of theatre in Christchurch.

He also works as an actor, playwright, MC, motivational speaker and standup comedian.

As a writer for stage, screen and radio he has won multiple awards, including taking two out of six places for Radio NZ's New Shorts competition, a national best script award for the 48 hours film competition and nominations for best new play for young people.

I bet he thinks he's clever.