Pleasance: The Attic
2nd – 27th August
Debut Year


Darren Harriott hits the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 with his debut hour Defiant at the Pleasance Courtyard (The Attic) from the 2nd – 27th August at 9.30pm.

Following on from an appearance on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and a successful Edinburgh 2016 as part of the prestigious Pleasance Reserve, Darren returns to the fringe festival with his debut show, which is surprising, insightful, and perhaps most importantly, very funny.

Three things are guaranteed in life – failure, strong opinions, and death. Darren’s debut is about all three, and how, on the 11.32 train from Birmingham to Stafford, several pivotal moments from his life came crashing together.

It’s a funny and thought-provoking debut, from one of today’s most exciting up-and-coming comedians that takes a look at issues including mental health, family relationships, and personal responsibility.

Skilfully segueing between the main narrative and topics including politics, race, his career working in security, terrorists, his family, and religion – Darren keeps the audience engaged with his great storytelling and brilliant gags.

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra Stands Up.

Twitter: @DarrenHarriott


What people have said about Darren Harriott:

“A likeable and charismatic performer” Paul Sinha

“Harriott, is definitely going to make an impact.” Bruce Dessau


Darren Harriott on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central


Listings Information:
Dates: 2nd – 27th August 2017 (not 16th)
Show: Darren Harriott: Defiant
Venue: Pleasance: The Attic
Address: 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Time: 9.30pm
Price: Previews: £6, Weekends (plus 7th & 8th): £10(£9), Midweek: £9(£8), Early Week: £8.50(£7.50)
Box office: / 0131 556 6550

For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Claire Hoyda / Matthew Christian at
[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
020 7690 0006

To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office on 0131 556 6557 / [email protected]