Standup Comedian

Clean Standup Comedy

Sorry, but I no longer perform standup comedy – I’ve retired from it to focus on my voice over business as well as my Weird Darkness podcast and syndicated radio show.

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Darren Marlar is an entertainer through and through.  He performs for churches and corporate events, acts in film and TV projects, hosts a daily podcast and syndicated weekend radio show, has experience writing comedy for radio stations around the country, lends his voice acting skills to various projects, and more! In all areas his objective is the same – to keep your audience entertained!

Darren Marlar will often customize portions of his show specifically for your audience! And did we mention that Darren is a clean comedian?  Oh, we did?  Good.  That means Darren works without using any blue humor or cursing during his performance. This ensures that your guests will never feel uncomfortable with any of the comedy being performed.  A clean comedian is a great choice for corporate events, churches, and other events and venues — and we hope Darren is the one you choose!

Through his stand-up comedy Darren covers a variety of subjects like marriage, parents, in-laws, holidays, and finds humor in the day-to-day things of life like child bedtime stories, growing older and using a GPS.

Darren has performed as a clean comedian live on network television on the Cornerstone Television Network and the TCT-TV network. Darren also used to write comedy daily for radio personalities around the country to use through his own radio show prep service.

Darren has performed his clean comedian show as an opener for national music artists like Michael W. Smith, Mark Schultz, Jeremy Camp, Audio Adrenaline and others, and has even opened for national talk radio host, Roger Hedgecock.

Bring some fun and excitement to your church function, corporate event, fundraiser, party, outreach, etc., with a clean comedian – and have Darren Marlar as your entertainment!

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(Just a few of the clients clean comedian Darren Marlar has had the privilege of entertaining for, in alphabetical order)
Ace Hardware
Ambius Interior Landscaping and Design Services

Auto Trader
Blue Cross, Blue Shield
Grande Cheese Company
One Way Products, Inc.
Rhino State University
Rochelle Foods
Rockford Ice Hogs
Town & Country



“Everyone enjoyed Darren’s show, young and old. Especially appreciated the time he took to incorporate some personal information in order to highlight on some of our staff members. Can’t believe the memory he has, never referred to any notes during his show. Very funny without being vulgar, thanks!” –Tonya Bruan, Grande Cheese Company

“Darren had me in stitches… then the stitches burst from laughing so hard. I hope he comes back to our meeting next year.” —Spooner Baumann, Inside Sales Supervisor,

“Darren was a great hit at our company Christmas Party. We wanted our employees to laugh, relax and have a good time without being embarrassed or uncomfortable and Darren did it. He was very easy and enjoyable to work with before, during and after the show. We continue to get favorable comments. We would definitely have him again.” –Diane Seneca, Ace Hardware

“We were very happy that we decided to go with Darren. He was an excellent choice for our event. He was very professional in his material and he used no profanity. He received a lot of energy from our group and fed off that very well. We would definitely ask him back to one of our events. He was great energy, very funny and involved the audience, which was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed his performance and afterward a lot of our group thanked him for the great entertainment. He was worth every penny.” — Rich M, Rhino State University

“Darren was nothing but a pleasure to deal with at our corporate Holiday event. He was just as advertised, clean and very funny! I would recommend Darren for any affair where your are wanting a clean comedy routine or just want a good time!” –Shawn McGath, Blue Cross, Blue Shield

“I never had seen Darren perform before. I took a chance and it paid off. Darren gave a solid, high energy performance that was well received by the audience. I was impressed. I am really looking forward to working with him again.” –Comedian, Russ Martin, The Russ Martin Show

“Not only is Darren Marlar seriously animated and funny, he is also a pleasure to be around. His friendly persona is sincere and heartfelt. He is extremely efficient as a comedian and emcee on stage and takes time with people off stage. I highly recommend him for any event!” —-Chris Johnson, On Ramp Youth Ministry

“Thank you, Darren! You were literally a Godsend for our benefit, I truly believe that! I cannot thank you enough. You made such a difference and were a big influence on many people!” –Sylvia Waldsmith, Nutrena / Town & Country

“Darren Marlar has a great gift of humor and I was amazed how he interacted so quickly with the audience. Darren started the evening with great laughs resulting in comments about this being our funniest, best show ever.” –Herb Kuryliw, Hillcrest Comedy Café

“Darren is great to work with, both on and off the stage! It’s not a question of whether to have him return but when!” –Justin Herrick, Three Crosses Promotions

“Nothing but really positive comments! Keep up the great job!! God bless you!” — Elyn Watson, First Congregational United Church of Christ

“Darren Marlar is a top notch comedian. The entire evening the place was roaring with laughter. Our sides and cheeks hurt with so much laughing by the time Darren was finished with us. It was refreshing to have good, clean comedy. You will not regret having Darren provide entertainment at your event.” –Rev. Kevin Seibold, Principal, Firstborn Christian Academy

“Darren was at my coffee house and he packed the place and no one left disappointed. It is great when a man finds his true gifts and uses them in a positive way with humor. You would not make a mistake having Darren at you event, your stomach muscle will hurt though the next day.” –David J. Chase, Holy Grounds Cafe

“Darren is a true professional. He stepped up to perform for our church in a challenging venue and came through with flying colors. A great time was had by all. We would have him back any day!” –Mark Moran, Lakewood United Methodist

“Darren was so easy to work with and interacted well with the crowd on and off-stage. I’ve never seen a performer so willing to engage with the audience before and after the show. We were happy to have him!” –David Lesser, Countryside United Methodist Church

“Darren opened the night with lots of laughter and put everyone in a great mood for the rest of the night. Marlar was perfect for an awesome evening.” –Randy Long, Crossroads Community Church

“Darren was awesome! His personality fit will with our group overall which made things relaxing. He was very genuine and very nice clean material. I would recommend him to anyone!” — Alisha N.

“Did a good job entertaining as a whole especially with the different age group that was there and it being a church event.” — Judy M.

“Not only did the kids enjoy it, but the adults couldn’t stop talking about you after you had left!” –Dan L.