Thursday 19th April

Bear Jokes presents the forth event in its preview season with the incredibly funny Darren Walsh plus a special selection of London's funniest new acts in the first half.

In 2011, a year after stepping onto the stage, Darren received the bronze medal at the Laughing Horse New Act new act of the year. In 2012 he was listed in Timeout's printed edition as "One to Watch", later that year going on to win the 2012 Luton Comedian of the year.

In 2014, Darren became the UK's first Pun Champion, which led to book deal with the UK's biggest publisher, Random house/Penguin. Cheep Laughs features over 1000 of his cartoons and gags.

Later that year Darren flew to Texas to compete in the World Pun Championships, dressed as a chicken and baffling the locals with his strange British accent.

In 2015, Darren took his debut hour show to the Fringe and was listed by Timeout as their Top 12 Newcomers to see that year. He was also invited by the BBC to perform as part of their BBC Presents showcase. His show, PUNDERBOLT made the top 10 joke lists of the Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror and Independent before finally going on to win Dave's Funniest Joke of the fringe.

In 2016 he was asked by Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival to help them promote their new Uk Pun Day initiative, appearing on various BBC Radio stations.

In 2017 Darren took his hit show, "Massive Punt", to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Support comes from Nicole Harris, Nick Hall, Gatis Kandis, Steve McCann and Rhodders. Andy Quirk MCs.

Buy a ticket in advance to reserve a seat at this popular showcase. £4 for Early Bear discount, £5 after that or take your chances and pay what you can on the night. >>>