Dancing on Ice: comedian Darren Harriott announces UK stand-up tour ahead of debut on ITV series

Darren Harriott is set to go on a UK comedy tour after appearing on ITV’s Dancing on Ice

Darren Harriott has announced that he will hit the road and tour the UK following his appearance on Dancing on Ice.

The stand-up comedian, 34, from Oldbury, is set to make his figure skating debut on Sunday (22 January), following the first live show of the series last week.

So far six celebrities, including Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Joey Essex and Nile Wilson have performed their first routines.

Love Island winner Ekin-Su faced a disappointing first performance and has found herself in this weekend’s skate-off facing an so far undecided celebrity.

Darren Harriott will compete on Sunday to secure his place in the next episode of Dancing on Ice and will hopefully avoid the dreaded skate-off against the reality television star.

Darren Harriott is set to go on a UK wide comedy tour starting in September (Credit: Ray Burmiston)

The comedian has just announced that later in the year he will go on his first UK tour titled ‘Roadman’.

Darren Harriott’s tour starts Wednesday 13 September at the Glee Club in Glasgow with ‘Roadman’ and concludes at Salford’s Lowry Theatre on 25 October.

Darren gave an exclusive interview to Birmingham World,where he said: “I’m touring all over the country starting in September, I can’t wait. I’ll be able to get back to some normality after the show, get back on stage and do more stand up again. That will be fun.”

Promoting his tour,  Darren added: “I used to be a bit of Roadman back in gang days but now I’m a comedian going on the road…man! Get it? U better! And YOU better show your boy some support or else you will find me loitering in your garden.”

Darren Harriott will be drawing from his life experiences including his dad taking his own life in prison and Darren’s experiences in a gang during his new tour (Credit: Ray Burmiston)

Darren’s tour will draw inspiration from his upbringing including his father taking his own life in prison and the comedian joining a local gang, ‘Terror Klan Killerz’.

The comedian has previously spoken out about the gang carrying knives, before one day turning on him and beating him so badly that he woke up in hospital.

After leaving the gang, Darren started at college and began doing stand-up comedy, whilst working as a bouncer to support himself.

When Darren was first booked for Live at the Apollo in the Hammersmith Apollo, the head of security thought the comedian had got his shifts mixed up.

In 2017, Darren was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then was also nominated at the festival for Best Show Award in 2019.

Darren has built a strong reputation in comedy and has appeared on several television programmes including the Great British Bake-Off Extra Slice and Mock the Week.

The comedian also hosts a BBC Radio 4 series, Black Label, which discusses his time in gangs and his experiences at a young age.

Where can you see Darren Harriott live?

Darren Harriott’s tour dates from 13 September are as follows:

September:

  • Wed 13th - Glasgow - Glee Club       
  • Thurs 14th - Newcastle - The Stand     
  • Fri 15th - Chorley - Theatre          
  • Wed 20th - Cambridge - Junction        
  • Thurs 21st - Reading - Sub89  
  • Fri 22nd  - Oxford - Bullingdon 
  • Sat 23rd - Bristol - Redgrave Theatre      
  • Thurs 28th - Leeds - Wardrobe  
  • Fri 29th - Liverpool - Hot Water Comedy Club

October:

  • Thurs 5th - Cardiff - Tramshed   
  • Fri 6th - Shrewsbury - Walker Theatre             
  • Sun 8th - Southend - Palace Theatre     
  • Sat 14th - Brighton - Komedia Studio      
  • Sun 15th - Southampton - Engine Rooms   
  • Wed 18th - London - Leicester Square Theatre 
  • Thurs 19th  - Nottingham - Glee Club   
  • Fri 20th - Leicester - Y Theater           
  • Tues 24th  - Birmingham - Glee Club
  • Wed 25th - Salford - Lowry, The Quays

How to get tickets for Darren Harriott’s comedy tour?

Tickets for Darren Harriott’s tour ‘Roadman’ can be found on the TEG Europe website.

The price of tickets range in price from £20.50 to £22.40 but could cost more with additional theatre fees.