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Carl D 2023


Star of the 'next gen' of UK stand-ups with a show brimming with hilarious anecdotes and observations

Twice nominated for 'Best Show' at The Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Carl Donnelly is an accomplished stand-up comedian and is a regular at all the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland, he has been nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy award for Best Newcomer with Relax Everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly! and Best Comedy Show with Now That’s What I Call Carl! Volume V. His conversational, silly sense of humour has seen him win a host of awards.

As well as being a notable British comedian Carl has ventured overseas to Australia and regularly appears at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Carl has also appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week, One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. His radio appearances include The Back End of Next Week on BBC 5live, and on Loose Ends and Act Your Age on Radio 4 as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT.

Carl and fellow comedian Julian Deane host the podcast Two Vegan Idiots.



"Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines Sunday Times

"Donnelly has developed a style that is the antithesis of the loud, sweaty, manic comic so prevalent on the telly and live tours at the moment. This is stand up with valium: near horizontal levels of louche that take the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness The Guardian


Follow Carl on Twitter: @CarlDonnelly