UK Pun Championships Winner 2014
Edinburgh: Big Value Showcase 2013 and 2014.
Paid 20’s at:
Bearcat Comedy, Just The Tonic, Comedy Knights, BottleRocket Comedy, Lastminute Comedy, GiggleGate, Crack Comedy, Pull The Other One, Bestival.
Winner of the first UK Pun Championships and featured in Timeout’s “One to Watch” section, Darren Walsh’s silly happy-go-lucky style has been compared to Harry Hill, with an act that combines surreal nonsense and snippets of daft songs.
“He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and not deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker.” – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman.
“…undoubtedly a Milton Jones in the making.” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… ThreeWeeks
“Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… (Broadway Baby).
“…no gentle build up or needless chit-chat, just a full on assault on the funny bones.” – Brighton Gig Blog
“A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes” – The Stage.
“One To Watch” – TimeOut.
“Deliciously weird wordplay and sound effects” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… ThreeWeeks.
“A real crowd-pleaser, with originality and personality by the bucketload.” – Chortle.
“A loud dose of healthy surreality that keeps you on yours toes and at the back of your seats. Part man, part cartoonist, part acapella musician – there’s something for everyone.” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… The List.
WINNER – UK Pun Championships 2014 at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival
WINNER – Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the year 2013
RUNNER-UP – NATY (Formerly Hackney) New Act of the Year 2013
RUNNER-UP – Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2011
RUNNER-UP – Lastminute Comedy New Act 2012
RUNNER-UP – WeGotTickets Brighton Fringe new act 2012
WINNER – Luton New Comedian of the Year 2012
FINALIST – You Must be Joking 2012