At the tender age of eight, DARREN CARR started playing with dolls! Much to his parents’ relief, these peculiar traits were the result of his interest in the ancient art of ventriloquism. Luckily for him, coming from a show business background, this was not only considered to be quite normal, but actually encouraged. Since then Darren has become Australia's Premier Ventriloquist performing with his "One man and a cast of several" show.
Nowadays, Darren is recognized throughout the industry as Australia's Number One Ventriloquist performing with his cast of hilarious characters at numerous corporate functions, special events, nightclubs, and theatres, worldwide.
He has presented specialized programs for such varied clients as: Tooheys, Mazda, Hagemeyer, Wild Turkey, Westfield’s, Lend Lease, Aristocrat , Cancer Council, AFL, ARL, Breville, Starlight Foundation, Tandy Electronics, Westpac, Toyota, and Dick Smith, to name but a few.
Over the past ten years, Darren has also appeared on many of the world’s premier cruise lines including P&O, Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Silver Seas, and Holland America, performing with great acclaim to audiences from all over the world.
Darren has been honoured with numerous entertainment awards including several as “Australian Performer of the Year”. He has also twice accepted invitations to appear as a headliner at the International Ventriloquist Convention in the USA and has appeared on Channel 9’s “Footy Show”, the Comedy Channels “Stand Up Australia”, and on CBS “60 Minutes”.
Darren was voted the 2011 MO Award for Best Specialty Act, winning the award over a field of outstanding performers such as Phil Cass. He has also won the 2002 MO Award for most Versatile Variety Performer of the Year.
With a mixture of ventriloquism, comedy, and music, you can rest assured that DARREN CARR and his hilarious characters will deliver an appropriate, professional and thoroughly entertaining show for all those who love to laugh.
As an "MC with a difference" or as" Guest Entertainer', with his large and diverse range of characters, and some knowledge of your company or groups personnel, Darren can personalise his performance to ensure a unique and laugh filled presentation. As a special treat, you can also get to see one of your colleagues transformed into a life-sized ventriloquist dummy and watch them perform, as you never thought they could! No matter what the occasion, you can rest assured that entertaining show for all those who love to laugh.
DARREN CARR and his cast of hilarious characters will deliver an appropriate, professional and thoroughly entertaining performance that will ensure a great time for all.
Probably the most underrated entertainer Australia has who was absolutely magnificent. He kept ALL of our audience in fits laughing and spellbound as to what would happen next.
Municipal Works Operations Association
Darren was outstanding on Saturday night…a number of members commented that he was the best entertainment in the last 10 years.
NSW Cricket Umpires & Scorers Assoc.
Darren is an amazing performer. We had a very difficult crowd and he won the over. My general manager said "he is the best performer we have ever had at this event" (the event has been going on for 14 years!!!!!
Excellent!!!!!!!! Absolutely fantastic! Feedback from staff today has been overwhelmingly positive!
Excellent. He was outstanding. Darren Carr is hilarious …. Would recommend him to anyone.
Excellent. Absolutely Fantastic.
Municipal Works Officers Association
Very good – great audience appreciation/very clever/ very funny/inter active…….10/10.
Darren is the perfect act for this type of event. He simply owns the room and had people laughing out loud for the duration of his performance. Highly polished entertainer with an absolute sense of calm and professionalism about him. I have already been approached for his details by guests who attended our event.
Sandown Greyhound Racing
Excellent, Sensational performance, I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time almost to the point I couldn't breathe! Darren is extremely talented and worth the investment.. Would definitely use him again for other events.
CENTURY 21 Australia
Darren Carr is one of the funniest people I’ve ever seen. Are you sure we don’t owe you extra for the great fun he provided?
Dick Smith Electronics
Excellent. Darren Carr proved an excellent MC for our function. He made an effort to understand the Run Sheet and plan his work. His comedy material was very well received and the idea of using his alter ego dummy as part of a double act to MC the Awards presentation gave it a light-hearted touch while still keeping everything on track. Very happy.
The Aerosol Association of Australia
Excellent, He had everyone belly laughing – it’s going to be hard to top it next year
NSW Harness Racing
A truly magnificent entertainer in every sense of the word and would highly recommend.
Municipal Works Officer Association
Thank you for providing such a great presenter with an awesome sense of humour. Had the audience completely enthralled. For our breakfast one of the best presenters we have had the privilege of listening too.
Carol Emery - Arthur Reed Photo's