Passionate, articulate, witty.Evening Standard
Properly funny.**** The Times
Expect to see much more of him soon.**** Scotsman
Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting comedians on the circuit. Over the last few years, he has hosted Live at the Apollo, BBC’s News Jack Unplugged and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework. He has become a regular face on our screens on panel shows such as Mock the Week and Don’t Hate the Playaz as well as giving his viewpoint on popular reality shows; The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice. He’s a Comedy Central favourite on shows such as The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle. He has written and recorded his own four-part series Black Label on BBC Radio 4.
His work is recognised across the creative industries. Not only did he receive Nominations at Edinburgh for Best Newcomer in 2017 and Best Comedy Show in 2019 but he has also been immortalised in a mural in Birmingham which celebrates the city’s rising Stars.
Following his Best Newcomer nomination for his debut show Defiant at Edinburgh Festival in 2017, he sold out a solo run at the Soho Theatre. After his second nomination for best show for Good Heart Yute in 2019, he did two sell-out runs at the iconic theatre.
A confident performer with a captivating charm, Darren’s comedy deals with everything from subverting stereotypes, to everyday observations, to that juiciest of topics, religion – all with a cutting edge.