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Comedian Daniel Sloss Claims His Routine Caused 120,000 People To End Relationships

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Comedian Daniel Sloss Claims His Routine Caused 120,000 People To End Relationships

A Scottish comedian claims a show he recorded for Netflix in 2018 has caused 120,000 people to break up with their partner or end their relationship.

Daniel Sloss highlighted a problem with relationships in a show recorded a few years back called Jigsaw, and he believes that since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been led to re-evaluate their relationships.

At the last count - he says - 120,000 people had ended their relationship, and he suspects it's more because they stopped counting.

The 31-year-old comic was recently chatting to former talk show host Conan O'Brien on his Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend podcast and said: "I think it's [the total number] higher than that now, we stopped counting about two years ago.


"But still, every show I do I'll have at least three or four people afterwards being like, 'hey, I left my partner because of you'. With a smile on their face, like they're very happy."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

So, what is this life-changing view that he's been sharing with people?

Well, if you haven't heard about it or seen the show, luckily Sloss explained: "It was essentially, there is this lie that I think society breeds into us that being in a relationship is better than being alone, and I disagree with that.


"I think being in a good relationship is better than being alone but being alone is infinitely better than being in a bad relationship."

Sloss was born in Fife but has found fame in the USA after appearing on O'Brien's show.

However, he also explained how he'd feared that he might never get that big break because he thought his segment would be cut from the show as his appearance was on the day that Nelson Mandela died.

That was back in December 2013, and - as you can probably tell - it hasn't drastically halted the progress of his career.


But, that doesn't change how he felt at the time.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Sloss said: "I remember being on the flight to LA and, I don't know whether you get this, but just this fear that everything's going to be taken away from you.

"I feel so lucky to have gotten so far in my career, I always feel like everything's a bonus and things might not happen.


"I remember being on the flight and going 'something's going to happen and I'm not going to get on the show, something's going to overrun or there's going to be technical difficulties and then I won't get on it, and then they'll just be like 'we made a mistake as well and we can't have you back on at any other point'.

"Then we get to Warner Bros Studios and Nelson Mandela dies and I remember being the most selfish person in the entire world and sitting backstage at Conan going 'I'm not going to be on the show then, am I?

"Like this is unbelievable, on my big day'."

However, he did appear on the show, and the rest - as they say - is history.


Much like the many relationships he claims his comedy has ended over the years.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Weird

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