Hilarious, moving and necessary....Hoyle has an ability to provoke belly laughs while bringing the audience so deeply into his own world.
— Salon
Mr. Hoyle is both a first-rate reporter and actor.
— New York Times
You’ll discover yourself struggling to find ways to accurately describe the emotional depth and intellectual breadth of what you have just witnessed.
— Huffington Post
Blazes with internalized conflict...as a witty performer, he’s fearless —Washington Post
Dan’s skills ensured that the audience swung between belly laughs and poignant silence.
— The Telegraph, Calcutta, India
Dan Hoyle’s smart, entertaining, funny, insightful, and surprising show...is compassionate and ultimately hopeful, without being soft at all.
— The New Yorker
Hoyle is a master...he fully inhabits both physically and vocally the various personages he plays.
— Portland Oregonian
Impressive, hilarious, moving and provocative. Beneath the masterful humor, a rich texture of human connections asserts itself.
— San Francisco Chronicle
Hilariously dead-on...Hoyle’s characters come off as both real and surprisingly sympathetic.
— Willamette Week
Brilliant and tantalizing, hilarious and thought-provoking. A creative work that will retain its importance for many years to come.”
— Triangle Arts & Entertainment (North Carolina)
Hoyle dissects the Niger Delta like an aged surgeon, exposing skeletons for all to see. He looks at the Delta unlike many outsiders looking in: he sees more than the clichés. Hoyle, in Tings Dey Happen, is a genius!
— Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Nigerian Journalist and Author
It’s truly magical to watch the gifted Hoyle.
— San Francisco Examiner
Wildly entertaining and the most nuanced and insightful treatment of the complexities of oil politics I have encountered in a decade of covering energy.
— Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist
The beauty of Hoyle’s writing is that he incorporates no clichés into the multi-dimensional characters. They’re instantly recognizable and yet unpredictable.
— Huffington Post
Hoyle has an uncanny ability to embody people who look and talk nothing like him.
— Santa Fe New Mexican
Hoyle has a dizzying gift for nuance that instantly sucks you into the world he creates.
— San Jose Mercury News