FUNNY MAN: Epic Darren will perform at the Murgon Show on Saturday.
FUNNY MAN: Epic Darren will perform at the Murgon Show on Saturday. Contributed

Comedy motorcycle character on show in Murgon

SPOOF motorcycle showman Epic Darren will entertain crowds on Saturday at the Murgon show.

The man behind Epic Darren, Adam Ariel, said the show spoofed big stunt riders.

"The main emphasis is the comedy,” Mr Ariel said.

"Darren is the character I developed who is trying to make it with the big men of the stunt world, but he is basically a backyard hero.

"The premise is what would happen if the backyard hero gets his own stunt show.

"Everything comes from that.”

Mr Ariel said despite the fact he started the show as a spoof of stunt riders, he himself had to learn stunts.

"By default I had to learn how to do my own stunts just to pull it all off,” he said.

One stunt involves Epic Darren jumping through a ring of fire.

"That will absolutely be at Murgon,” Mr Ariel said.

The character debuted around Easter 2014.

"He had the national TV cross at that time on the Today show,” he said.

"He flipped off the seesaw and crashed.

"I've been touring him for about three years now and I try and change the act every year.

"This year if I have the space, I have combined male figure skating and the motorcycle stunts into one act.

"I need to make sure Murgon gives me enough space for that one.”

Mr Ariel said he preferred to play to regional crowds, as they "respond to it a lot better”.

"I think the type of character he is suits them a lot more,” he said.

"It's just good fun for me, as I'm an acrobat and it's my favourite show I perform.

"It's just an all-round fun show for everybody.

"The best bit is you don't have to be into motorbikes to enjoy the show.

"I sometimes see the old grandmas get the most out of it, the nannas, the kids and the adults.

"The show is for everyone.”

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