Darren Connell: Trolleywood

Darren Connell’s hilarious personal stories and jokes seem undoubtedly real and completely laughable. With the title of his set deriving from his nine-year career as an ASDA “trolleyboy,” his Glasgow accent matches a gritty, dry Scottish sense of humour that keeps the audience in stitches throughout the show.

His occasionally dark material and joking self-hatred make his witty, wry set a great laugh, especially for those who fully embrace Scottish sense of humor.

Despite his set being full of jokes about bumholes, alcoholism, and obesity, Connell is unafraid to maintain his material regardless of the demographics of audience he is working with. In front of quite an elderly crowd, he doesn’t hesitate to remark on ecstasy comedowns or use of the word ‘retard’. However, his hilariously full-blown impressions and impersonations paired with an otherwise straight-faced sarcasm is a hilariously perfect combination.

Many of his jokes tie seamlessly back into previous ones, making the overall set a smooth and satisfying experience. Connell interacts easily with the audience, often calling on them to answer questions or merely get a second opinion on experiences ranging from hot yoga to first dates. His occasionally dark material and joking self-hatred make his witty, wry set a great laugh, especially for those who fully embrace Scottish sense of humor.

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After a successful run of sold out shows at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Darren Connell, star of BBC’s Scot Squad, makes his much anticipated Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with Trolleywood. Dark rubber-faced tales about heartache, weight struggles and knuckledusters; a show that is not be missed.