Gentle giant wins comedy crown

Luton's New Comedian of the Year, Darren Walsh
Luton's New Comedian of the Year, Darren Walsh

GENTLE giant Darren Walsh entered Luton’s New Comedian of the Year contest ‘for a laugh’ and joked his way to the title.

The digital designer from East London wowed a capacity crowd at Stopsley’s Ashcroft Arms on Thursday and beat eight other contestants – including two women – to the £100 prize.

Darren, 35, is 6ft 8in - which makes him an official giant.

His comedy heroes include Spike Milligan, John Cleese, Limmy and Vic Reeves.

This is the third annual competition at Luton’s longest running regular comedy club.

Organiser Paul Edwards said: “Previous winners have gone on to TV and radio.”