When I went on stage at The Dominion Theatre for my initial Britain’s Got Talent audition in 2016 as a comedy impressionist, I didn’t expect to get the most incredible feedback from the judges:
“Of all the years we’ve had impressionists on this show, I genuinely think this is the best and most original act we’ve had. Absolutely hilarious Darren, a million percent yes!”
“Very simple, brilliantly funny from start to finish. Every impression was spot on. It was a faultless audition; I’m very excited about you.”
“What I loved about this act was that it was really intelligent and different. I loved the way each voice morphed into the next.”
“It was brilliantly funny from start to finish and a lot of those impressions I’ve never heard people do before. I’m excited about what you’re going to do next.”
I then went on to reach the live semi finals, performing live in front of 11 million people. No pressure! Since then, I’ve embarked on a new journey and have taken to the stage to perform my celebrity impressions. I’ve been writing lots of new material and gigging in comedy clubs and venues all over the country, getting as much stage time as I can grab.
Here’s a clip from one of my standup shows
Amused Moose Comedy Award
After just a handful of gigs I reached the semi finals of the prestigious Amused Moose Comedy Awards, where I got to perform with some fantastic comedians at The Sanctuary boutique hotel in London’s Soho. I’ve since been asked to headline clubs and have been getting some fantastic reviews.
What They Say…
“Darren performed for our gala charity function. He was a true professional. His impressions were hilarious and he kept the audience entertained for over half an hour. Highly recommended.”
Laura Wolfe. Managing Director, Wolfe Live
“You’d think Darren Altman had been performing stand up comedy for years, he’s natural born performer with great stage craft and excellent crowd work.”
Ashley Gorman. Founder, South Kensington Comedy Club
“Any time I hear Morgan Freeman’s voice in a film now, I always think Darren Altman does him better.”
Kyle Wallace. Founder, G&B Comedy
“Darren came down to Funny Feckers and blew a mostly Irish audience away as he switched from from a spot on impression of Morgan Freeman to the best Dara O’Brien I’ve ever heard. They were in stitches. It really was uncannily accurate and I’m from the same town as Dara so I’d know!”
Wes Dalton. Funny Feckers.
“Darren’s impressions were faultless and precise. One kept rolling into the next, making an amusing narrative and dialogue to Altman’s performance.”
Tom Lewis. Maesteg Town Council
Come and see me perform
6th April – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd. Battersea.
7th April – The Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LS
10th April – The Gregorian Arms 96 Jamaica Rd London SE16 4SQ
11th April – The Red Lion 2 Ash Rd, Aldershot GU12 4EZ
12th April – Big Nose Comedy Boogaloo 312 Archway Rd N6 5AT London
21st April – Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA
26th April – Big Nose Comedy Boogaloo 312 Archway Rd N6 5AT London
29th April – House Of Standup Bexlyheath Conservative Club, 151 Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 7EZ.
10th May – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd. Battersea SW8 4DS.
7th May – Funny Feckers. The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
14th May – Nice N Spiky. The Regent Pub 201 Liverpool Road, Islington, N1 1LX
15th May – Comedy Beast. The Hoop and Toy 34 Thurloe Pl SW7 2HQ
19th May – Red Dot Bar, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
24th May – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd. Battersea SW8 4DS.
14th – June – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd London SW8 4DS
23rd June – Grassington Festival, Skipton
28th June – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd London SW8 4DS
26th August – Towersey Fringe Festival, Towersey Playing Field, Towersey Road, Towersey, Thame, OX9 3QF
2nd Oct – Farnham. Venue TBC
24th Nov – Charity fundraiser. Sir John Lawes School, Manland Way, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4QP
To book me
Please contact my manager Richard Bucknall, who’s fab.
Tel: 0207 630 7733