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
25th January – The Star. 158 Plumstead Common Rd, London SE18 2UL
3rd Feb – Monkey Business. Café Rouge, 38 -39 Hampstead High Street NW3
4th Feb – The Kings Head. 2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA
5th Feb – Laughing Horse Comedy Competition at the Savoy Tup. 2 Savoy St, London WC2R 0BA
6th Feb – Civil Service Club – 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ
8th Feb – Backyard Comedy Club. 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL
12th Feb – Laughing Horse Comedy – Headlining. at the Savoy Tup. 2 Savoy St, London WC2R 0BA
15th Feb – Monkey Business. Café Rouge, 38 -39 Hampstead High Street NW3
22nd Feb – Battersea Power Comedy. The Duchess 101 Battersea Park Rd. Battersea.
24th Feb – Guy’s Bar. Boland House Guy’s Campus London SE1 9RT
1st March – The Craic House – Spit and Sawdust. 21 Bartholomew Street, SE1 4AL London
2nd March – Private performance. Tiffins School, Kingston Upon Thames
9th March – Backyard Comedy Club. 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL
10th March – Charity evening. The City Pavilion, Romford Essex
18th March – Hoop and Toy Pub, 34 Thurloe Place, South Kensington SW7 2HQ
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
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.
7th May – Funny Feckers. The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT
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.
23rd June – Grassington Festival, Skipton
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