Join Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee CARL DONNELLY for a brand new collection of wry observations on current affairs and how we should all be dealing with them. In case the last twelve months have passed you by entirely, CARL’s new show promises a whistle-stop tour through issues such as Operation Yewtree and equal marriage alongside other slightly less pressing affairs like his newfound foray into life as a moustachioed vegan. (It was a dare.)
An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, CARL’s conversational sense of humour has seen him win awards for Chortle Best Newcomer and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. In 2009, he was also nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, CARL has returned to Edinburgh with three solo shows as well as performing at some of the biggest comedy festivals in the world including; Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Kilkenny Cat Laughs.
This year CARL and fellow-comic CHRIS MARTIN relaunched the Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast on Soundcloud and have gained over 40,000 subscribers to date. The boys will be podcasting throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August and will be joined by a host of comic guests.
Well known by television viewers, CARL has made appearances on: Mock The Week (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4) and Dave’s One Night Stand). His radio credits include: BBC 5Live’s The Back End of Next Week, Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and Act Your Age (BBC Radio 4), CARL is also a regular guest on TalkSPORT.
What the press has said about Carl Donnelly:
“Gripping, unmissable stand-up” The Guardian
“Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines” Sunday Times
“Impossibly effortless” Fest
“This degree of innate comic talent is a rare and beautiful thing. Not to be missed” Broadway Baby
Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly! Volume V
Venue: Upstairs, Pleasance
Date: 3rd Aug – 25th Aug (not 14th Aug)
Box Office: 0131 226 0000
For more information and press tickets, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: Charlotte Lander, Lottie Doran, Charlotte Davidson, or Dan Lloyd on: Edinburgh: 0131 527 1643 / London: 020 7598 7222
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