This is Darren Walsh’s first solo show and it definitely won’t be his last. With sharp one liners reminiscent of comedy giant Tim Vine and songs about parsnips and onions that wouldn’t sound out of place on ‘It’s Kevin’; Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom.
It’s standing room only to see this up and coming comic who recently finished third in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition and the puns are coming thick and fast. At six foot eight Walsh really is a giant and has the stage presence to go along with his height. His delivery is confident and strong and there are laughs a plenty. The visual gags are both funny and original and he has the audience on his side from the outset, trying to second guess what the punchline will be (I bet no one guessed the Nazi dolphin one). My personal favourite joke involved an impression of Morrissey, David Bowie and Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‘Random’ as Walsh’s soundbites used in the show would say, but very funny.
At only £2 a ticket this show is a steal. Go and see him now before he’s filling the Apollo.