Dapper Laughs creator resurrects comedy act

The performer behind the Dapper Laughs comedy act has resurrected the character after declaring him "dead" last month following accusations of misogyny.

The comedian, real name Daniel O'Reilly, today posted a video on social media proclaiming 'Dapper's Back':

The video parodies O'Reilly's appearance on Newsnight in November, during which he appeared contrite and admitted the Dapper Laughs brand of humour was "a type of comedy that I should not have been doing".

However, in the new video Dapper Laughs says, "my work is not finished".

More than 50,000 people signed an online petition last month calling on ITV2 to not commission another series of his dating show Dapper Laughs: On The Pull.

Left: Daniel O'Reilly on Newsnight. Right: Dapper Laughs in his ITV2 dating show. Credit: BBC / ITV

The campaign criticised the performer's "misogynistic views" and "normalising" of sexism.

He was also filmed at a London gig telling an audience member she was "gagging for a rape".

The pressure led to ITV taking the decision not to renew his TV series and operator Academy Music Group scrapping the remaining dates of his nationwide tour.