Darrell Martin

Darrell Martin

Darrell set up Just the Tonic and has ran it for years.
Here's his biog:
In 1999 he supported Perrier Nominee Johnny Vegas on a 50 date tour of the UK and Ireland, with dates in Paris and Warsaw on the 'Walking Back to Happiness' tour.
In 2000 he supported Ed Byrne on his national tour playing to audiences of up to 1,100.
He compered for Screaming Blue Murder's Big Value Comedy Show in Edinburgh 2000 and in 2002 returned to perform a set, as well as doing the Comedy Network in 2001.

He has compering residency at Just the Tonic Comedy Club in Nottingham and London. He has compered at many others clubs including regular spots for Screaming Blue Murder in London, The Gag Club, Birmingham and The Last Laugh, Sheffield.

Darrell's material is a mix of observations taken down a ridiculous avenue, philosophical questioning of simple matter and some basic downright dirty stuff. His regular compering work has honed his ability to chat with the crowd, enabling him to pick up on fresh ideas, and weave material and improv.

Currently he does spots for the following:
Banana Cabaret (Balham), Downstairs at The kings Head (Crouch End), East Dulwich Tavern (East Dulwich), Rawhide (Liverpool), The Buzz Club (Manchester), The Fez (Bath), The Comedy Company (Reading, Hereford, Bracknell), Off the Kerb (Agency), Real Talent (Agency), Laughing Gas (Stoke), Gag Club (Birmingham), Alexanders (Chester). Up the Creek (London), etc etc etc.

'lurches heroically between loud-mouthed pub bore and intellectual philosopher. The clever nature of his material seems completely at odds with his bruising stage presence and he clearly has the armoury to make something of himself. Check him... at an early opportunity'- The Stage

'In this age of touchy feely confessional comedy, it's nice to see a comedian that's not afraid to be heartless' - The Scotsman

'Immensely engaging patter of gags and observation of life. A very funny man'-The Stage

"In this age of touchy feely confessional comedy' it"s nice to see a comedian that"s not afraid to be heartless" The Scotsman