Darran Griffiths

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A comedian, host and podcaster born and raised in Harlow, to Jamaican parents, Darran Griffiths has a blend of Caribbean confidence and Essex irreverence.

To date, he has performed at some of the top comedy clubs in London, including The Comedy Store, Top Secret, The Boat Show, The 100 Club, some of the countries most prestigious venues the Hackney Empire and the Indigo at the O2, as well as supporting some of the countries top comics, Russell Howard, Iain Stirling, Judi Love, Simon Brodkin and Kojo Amin.

After an exciting debut on the circuit, in 2018 he was an Amused Moose National New Comedian semi-finalist, BBC New Comedy Award nominee and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian runner-up. In 2019 he sold out his debut show ‘Essex Bwoy’ at the Camden Fringe, which was then followed by being a 2021 British Comedian of the Year semi-finalist. 2022 saw Darran reach the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award and British Comedian of the Year.

Darran’s TV and Radio credits include BBC Three, BBC London, Times Radio, BBC 1 Xtra, Yanga TV, BBC Radio and Pulse88 FM, where he presented and produced a weekly Saturday morning radio show called the Saturday Morning Hangover.

He has been tour support of BBC Radio’s Aurie Styla and part of the national WAHALA Tour: Jamaica vs Africa, with Britain’s Got Talents’ Kojo Anim.

Since 2017 he has hosted a weekly podcast called Griff’s Brain Dump, where he discusses is personal life and current affairs. In 2023 he launched Late Nights & Wet Wipes, a weekly parenthood podcast co-hosted by fellow comedians and recent fathers, Kazeem Jamal & Michael Akadiri.

His debut show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Inconceivable, was listed in The Sun’s ‘Twenty must-see comedy shows’ and Edinburgh Evening News as ‘13 shows to watch out for’.

‘An appealingly roguish figure, and he sets out his case with charm and wit’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Darran did a fantastic job last night. He was very funny and the audience really liked him. He presented very well making the awards ceremony run really smoothly. He is also a really nice guy so a pleasure to work with.

Makers and Shakers Awards Ceremony, BAFTA

Darran was brilliant! We hope to work with him again – the feedback from the client has been ace!

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