DARREN SANDERS has been performing stand-up comedy for over 24 years (on TV shows Stand Up Australia, Rove, In Melbourne Tonight & The Russell Gilbert Show) and is a regular headline act at comedy clubs and corporate events. Recently he has been performing on cruise ships in The USA, Asia, New Zealand and South Pacific entertaining nationalities from all over the world.
2012 saw The Darren Sanders Show, a late night chat show, air nationally on free to air and cable in both Australia and New Zealand to favorable reviews from critics. In 2013 the Nine Networks GO Channel also screened 4 episodes of The Darren Sanders Show and a further 8 episodes in 2014/15. Series 4 & 5 were broadcast nationally on Foxtel’s Aurora Channel in 2016/17.
Darren has been a part of panel discussion shows on Studio 10 (A show he named), The B Team with Peter Berner on Sky News and also on Radio station 2UE’s Lunchtime Lowdown. He has appeared in A Place to Call Home, Underbelly 3 and the feature film by Working Dog ‘Any Questions for Ben’ where he had the honor of having the last line in the film. He can also be seen playing himself in the movie ‘Shooting Goldman’.
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.
Between May 2001 and September 2013 Darren operated and ran The Laugh Garage Comedy Club in Sydney and in 2017 has opened the Sydney Comedy Club located at Luna Park.
Darren can be heard along side fellow comedians Garry Who and Mick Meredith on the podcast ‘Grumpy Old Comedians’.
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)
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)
Event Management (Planning and structure)