About

DARREN SANDERS – Life’s better when you’re LAUGHING!

‘You won’t get a higher rate of LPM’s (Laughs per minute) than you will with Sanders’

Darren Sanders has been performing comedy for over 25 years all around the world and can been seen anywhere from hosting his own late night chat show to appearing in movies and TV shows.

 

DARREN SANDERS has been performing stand-up comedy for 25 years. More recently he has been working on cruise ships in The USA, Asia, New Zealand and South Pacific entertaining nationalities from all over the world. He also opened for the legendary Temptations on their Australian tour in 2017.

‘The Darren Sanders Show’ aired nationally on free to air and cable in both Australia and New Zealand between 2012-2017 on the Nine Networks GO Channel and Foxtel.

As an actor Darren has appeared in Underbelly 3 and the feature film by Working Dog ‘Any Questions for Ben’ where he has the honor of having the last line in the film and can be spotted in the film ‘Shooting Goldman’ as the Comedy Club host. He also appeared in the drama ‘A Place To Call Home’.

Darren teamed up with fellow comedians Garry Who and Mick Meredith to form ‘Grumpy Old Comedians’ in recording a podcast series, 4 TV episodes and perform live shows.

Back in 2006, The Dazz and Gazz Radio Show on TV beamed out in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. In 2009 Darren Sanders & Garry Who joined forces again to produce the program ‘Talking Comics with Dazz and Gazz’ which took out Best Comedy Program at the 2009 Antenna Awards in Melbourne.

He has performed stand up comedy live on TV shows In Melbourne Tonight, Rove Live, The Russell Gilbert Show and Stand Up Australia. Darren has also been part of the panel on Studio 10 and The B-Team.

In 2001 Darren opened the original The Laugh Garage Comedy Club in Sydney which ran until 2013. In 2017 he opened The Sydney Comedy Club located at the iconic Luna Park.

Career Stats and Highlights (First Stand Up gig March 1993)

The Darren Sanders Show (Nine Networks GO Channel 2013/2014, Foxtel 2012-2017)

Antenna Award Best Comedy Program for Talking Comics with Dazz and Gazz with Garry Who (2009)

The Dazz and Gazz Radio Show on TV with Garry Who (2006)

TV Appearances performing Stand Up Comedy on Rove Live, The Russell Gilbert Show, Stand Up Australia, In Melbourne Tonight (4 times)

Released 3 CD’s Darren Sanders You’ll Die Laughing (1996), Darren Sanders Live at The Garage (2010), Bits and Pieces (2016)

Appeared in Working Dog’s film ‘Any Questions for Ben?’ where had the honor of the last line in the film (2010)

A Place to Call Home (Private Investigator) (2017)

Orange is the New Brown (Seven Network – 2018)

Underbelly 3 – The Golden Mile (ended up on the cutting room floor)

Performed at The MGM Grand in Vegas supporting Barry Diamond (Seinfeld, Bachelor Party)

Headlining all the major Comedy Clubs around Australia. Director of The Laugh Garage Comedy Club – Sydney (2001-2014), Director Sydney Comedy Club (2017-present)

Performing Internationally on Cruise ship lines Holland America, Norwegian Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, P&O, Princess and Carnival (2010 – present)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Stand Up Comedy

Comedy Workshop Facilitator (Corporate Comedy Workshops for team building and presentation skills)

MC (Corporate & Comedy Venue)

Auctioneer

Event Management (Planning and structure)

TESTIMONIALS

‘Presentations are usually boring and drawn out, with the MC struggling to keep the audience interested. Thanks to your great comedy this was not the case at the recent Football NSW Futsal Awards. You made it enjoyable with humour that was appropriate for the diverse ages that were present on the night, but still maintained the significance of the night. Great job Darren’ –  Linda Ward (Director –FNSW)

‘We were pleased you were able to join us and want to thank you for your entertaining comedy and live auctioneering. You are a real talent! All the feedback from our guests was positive and they all enjoyed your comedy” – Gary Ella (President Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team)

Corporate Clients have included: P&O, Princess Cruises, Holland America Cruise Line, RCCL, Seabourn, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team; Optus; Mirabel Foundation; Balmain Tigers Grand Final & Sportsman’s Lunch; Penrith Panthers; Variety Club; Clown Doctors; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Macquarie Bank; Adelaide Crows Football Club; Ivy Sports Luncheon; Phillip Morris; Victorian Police Testimonial Luncheon; Lunch with the Ashes Legends; SCRUM (in PNG); Toyota; Oki; SurfControl Surf Lifesaving Golf Charity; Lions Club Cronulla Seafeast; Xylem Water Solutions; Water Industry Operators; Orica; Sylvanvale Foundation; Western Suburbs AFL; Camp Quality; The Pyjama Foundation.

CLIPS

Darren Sanders – Silver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gA8fcq5OE0

Darren Sanders Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLmkUkneZAc

Darren Sanders on Bidets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUsNyB4nLc

Darren Sanders on Cruise Ship Cabins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAJLm8T5nyc