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Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott is a rising star in British comedy, renowned for his sharp wit, insightful observations, and captivating stage presence. He has carved a distinct path in the comedy landscape, becoming the first Black British stand-up comedian nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017. His comedic talent was further recognized with a second Edinburgh Award nomination for Best Show in 2019.


About Darren Harriott

Harriott’s critically acclaimed 2023 Edinburgh Fringe show, “Roadman,” solidified his comedic prowess. The show received rave reviews, earning four-star accolades from publications like The Mail on Sunday, The Skinny, and EdFest Magazine. The Guardian and The Evening Standard even hailed it a Pick of the Fringe.

Beyond stand-up, Harriott has established himself as a compelling host. He has graced the screens of numerous television shows, including taking the helm for iconic programs like Live at the Apollo and Dog Ate My Homework. His comedic timing and engaging personality shone brightly as he co-hosted Love Island: Aftersun and offered witty commentary alongside Sara Cox on Britain’s Best Takeaway. Harriott’s comedic versatility extends to panel shows, where he has become a regular fixture on programs like Mock the Week and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. He also captained four series of Guessable and was a series regular on Don’t Hate the Playaz.

Harriott is not just a television personality; he is also a captivating radio presence. He has hosted Newsjack Unplugged and the Radio 4 Summer Festival on BBC Radio 4. Additionally, he has fronted his own insightful series, Black Label and Red Label, exploring personal experiences and social commentary. He is also a regular guest on shows like The News Quiz and The Now Show, further showcasing his comedic range and ability to connect with audiences.

A self-described fitness enthusiast and fashion aficionado, Harriott brings a vibrant personality to every performance. His passions extend beyond comedy, encompassing a vast knowledge of sports, particularly boxing, mixed martial arts, and the World’s Strongest Man competitions.

Darren Harriott is a versatile talent who can seamlessly transition between captivating audiences as a stand-up comedian or engaging them as a host. His award-winning performances, extensive television experience, and infectious charisma make him a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for any event.

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