Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017
**** Evening Standard – “Passionate, articulate, witty.”
**** The Sunday Times – “This sharp debut explores his many contradictions with primetime warmth. Watch him.”
Guardian Recommended Show 2017
Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. Over the last couple of years, he has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, BBC Radio 4’s Best of the Fest, BBC 4 Extra Stands Up, and The Now Show - and he also features in a new series for Comedy Central Online.
2017 saw Darren head to the Edinburgh Festival with his debut hour Defiant at the Pleasance Courtyard, which was a big hit with audiences and critics alike.
Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London, Darren Harriott is a regular at clubs such as Comedy Café, Top Secret, Backyard Comedy Club, The Boat Show, Piccadilly and Covent Garden Comedy Club
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.
**** The Times – “Properly funny.”
**** Scotsman – “Expect to see much more of him soon.”
**** Short Com
**** Edfest Mag