Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Darren Walsh by Steve Ullathorne

Darren Walsh by Steve Ullathorne

I've been told it's very silly. The jokes are all very short, so it would probably suit audiences with a short attention span, like mine. There's a mishmash of animations, drawings, video, catchy jingles and lots of puns.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence since you decide this was your path?

Well I didn't really know much about stand-up before I started. I loved Monty Python and Spike Milligan growing up. Then I saw Kevin Eldon's Edinburgh show in 2010 that really inspired me. I also think Limmy is a genius.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

Fractals, thermodynamics, probability, quantum mechanics and gambling.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

Best: I performed to 1100 people earlier this year. It's a crazy experience.

Worst: I was booked to open with some comedy at a Cinema Club, It went so badly they just started the film on before I'd finished.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Not really. Everyone in the audience wants you to do well. You never know though, sometimes the fear can come back when you least expect it.

Why is Edinburgh Fringe Festival such a great platform for comedians?

It's where you earn your stripes as a Comedian I suppose. Almost any act you can think of spent years in the trenches at Edinburgh.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

Bill Burr. He's a huge act from America, who's never played at the fringe before. So it should be interesting.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Aspiring Comedians: Record all your gigs. Move the jokes with biggest laughs to the end of your set and the 2nd biggest laughs at the beginning.

Perspiring Comedians: Don't eat a curry before you go on stage.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

The other other week, this bloke shouted "1, 3, 5, 7, 9!" I thought, that's odd.

What is next for you?

To be honest, I don't shop there much. I find their clothing range a bit dated.

Darren Walsh's new show 'S'pun' will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Below for the month of August for tickets go to

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