Daniel Sloss tests relationships with Launceston comedy show

ANTI-COUPLES THERAPY: Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss proudly boasts that his show has broken up 48 couples to date.
ANTI-COUPLES THERAPY: Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss proudly boasts that his show has broken up 48 couples to date.

Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is on a mission to spread true love.

However, the path to worldwide true love involves Sloss breaking people up.

At the time of printing, his stand-up show So? had been the demise of 48 relationships so far, since August last year.

That number includes two marriages, and three cancelled engagements. How does he do it?

“I tell the truth, I tell the f***ing truth,” Sloss said.

“I believe that 80 per cent of relationships are bullshit, people are too terrified to be alone. Most relationships are an emotional crutch.”

He discovered an analogy some years ago that, for him, sums up what true love is.

He tested it on several of his friends. They broke up with their partners within months. It was then that he took it to the stage.

“The worst thing you can do is spend your life with the wrong person,” he said.

Despite all the negativity, Sloss maintains that he does believe in true love – and that’s all he wants to see.

He said there were couples who came to his show who not only survived, but were stronger for it, but you won’t hear about that because “that’s not funny”.

So how do you know, according to Sloss, if your love is true, or just a crutch?

“I asked my dad what true love was and he was like, ‘It’s the most inconvenient thing in the world, and it makes no sense’,” Sloss said.

See Sloss in action, and test your relationship (if you dare) at Fresh Comedy on Friday, March 24, at the Royal Oak in Launceston.

For tickets go to trybooking.com