Darren Harriott


Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Comedy Show 2019

The First Black British stand-up to be nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award

As well as hosting Live at the Apollo and Dog Ate My Homework and a series regular on Guessable and Don’t Hate the Playaz, Darren has also appeared on The Last Leg, Ghost Bus Tours, Hey TraceyComedy Games Night8 Out of 10 CatsThe Apprentice You’re FiredGreat British Bake Off Extra SliceCatchpoint for Sport ReliefUniversity Challenge for Comic ReliefCelebAbilityStand Up and SketchHypotheticalUltimate WorrierMock the WeekCelebrity MastermindCelebrity PointlessDave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply, and Dave’s Comedian’s Against Living Miserably. As well as his own Comedy Central stand up special he has appeared on, Roast Battle, Comedy Central at the Comedy StoreRussell Howard’s Stand Up Central and The Comedy Bus.

Darren is a regular host on Newsjack Unplugged, he has also created and performed in his own BBC Radio 4 series Black Label and has appeared on The News Quiz, The Now Show and Best of the Fest.

Darren is a DOUBLE Edinburgh festival award nominee for his debut show from 2017 Defiant, and 2019 show Good Heart Yute.

Originally from Birmingham, and now living in London.  His debut Edinburgh show Defiant transferred to The Melbourne Festival and The Soho Theatre, he toured the UK in 2018 with Visceral and in 2019/20 with Good Heart Yute.

The First Black British stand-up to be nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award

“This very funny Brummie makes joke telling look simple"

★★★★
The Times

"Expect to see much more of him soon.”

★★★★
Scotsman

“Passionate, articulate, witty and bursting with streetwise confidence”

★★★★
Evening Standard

“Funny emotional hour of excellent storytelling”

★★★★★
The List

“Harriott will be the first black British comedian to play arenas"

★★★★
The Sunday Times

“At The top of his game”

★★★★★
Italktelly.com
★★★★
Short Com
★★★★
Edfest Mag
  • Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Comedy Show  2019
  • Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer  2017
  • Guardian Recommended Show  2017

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