‘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)
Excellent stand up comedian in the classic sense. I enjoyed Darren’s shows immensely. He has impeccable timing and nothing rattles him. Well done. – Viking Cruises
We have received positive feedback for Darren which i am very pleased to be able to share.
He went down very well. He was interactive with the crowd but not insulting them. Received many positive comments from the guests after the shows. I would most welcome Darren back onboard Cunard again. – Cunard Cruise Line
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.
Review 10 January 2015
Darren Sanders has been performing comedy for over 20 years on TV, in film and at most of Australia’s premiere comedy clubs and this extensive experience certainly showed during his one night only performance at the Rhino Room.
Sanders has developed a relaxed and confident style that allows the audience to forget that his jokes are scripted as they flow naturally with fast paced delivery and complete relevance. It feels like his show hasn’t even started yet and he’s just having a chat with the audience. Handling hecklers with ease and expertly managing to incorporate almost every distraction and observation into his show, Sanders makes it look easy, just like every good stand up comedian should.
Like most entertainers, Sanders material is made up of things familiar to him: he covers topics that he finds amusing including his observations of the ridiculousness of soccer. He also jokes about the things that dominate his personal life including his previous performances on cruise ships, his absolute hate of his ex-wife and his current dating dramas, which also included a hilarious and revoltingly detailed description of trying to hold in gas for the entirety of a first date.
Sanders succeeds because he is genuinely funny and that makes it possible to forgive the occasional inappropriate or misogynistic joke. The Rhino Room provided an excellent atmosphere and the audience were in high spirits and looking for laughs, and with Darren Sanders they certainly found plenty to make them chuckle.
Reviewed by Ceri Horner
Venue: Rhino Room
Duration: 75 minutes