Observational genius The Guardian
Building on the success of a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee CARL DONNELLY is set to embark on a UK tour with Bad Man Tings in the New Year. Whilst fellow comic and partner CHRIS MARTIN on the aptly named podcast Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast (included in the Guardian’s ‘top 10 comedy list’ and over 50,000 followers) is in Los Angeles, Carl is on a mission to fill the void and presents fans with a unique opportunity to guest host on an episode in each town he is set to perform in. Members of the public believing they possess the wit and charisma up to the task are invited to Tweet @CarlDonnelly or visit www.carlandchrispodcast.com to take part.
Finding peace in a functioning relationship, career and plant-based diet, Carl is living up to 34 being statistically the happiest year of your life. But is being happy funny? In his eighth show Bad Man Tings, Carl has transitioned away from material on masculinity and depression which comprised his much lauded hour Jive Ass Honky last year. Exploring what it is to be a white liberal today, he’ll look at societal components including Generation Z, health fads, Netflix documentaries and KANYE WEST.
An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Carl’s style of comedy has landed him nominations for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2013 and for Best Newcomer in 2009. He has won Best Newcomer at The Chortle Awards (2007), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (2007) and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year (2006). Known internationally as well as in the UK, CARL has performed 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.
A regular face on television, Carl’s appearances include Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Mock The Week (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Dave’s One Night Stand, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (both Dave) and Football Tonight (BT Sport). On the radio, Carl has featured on programmes including The Back End of Next Week (BBC Radio 5 Live), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Act Your Age (BBC Radio 4) and is a regular guest on talkSPORT.
In 2013 CARL and CHRIS MARTIN re-launched the Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast on Soundcloud which has recorded over 160 episodes, gained over 50,000 subscribers to date and been highlighted as a top ten comedy podcast by the Guardian.
CARL’s ongoing commitment to Veganism has seen him perform at Vegan festivals, campaign for ‘Veganuary’, write about and be featured on the topic in multiple publications including Metro, the Independent and Vegan Health and Fitness.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT CARL DONNELY:
Observational genius The Guardian
A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity **** The Sunday Times
Donnelly can provoke laughter out of almost anything **** The Scotsman
Skilfully mixes self-deprecating humour, honesty and gut-busting laughs **** The List
Unpredictable, hysterical and, quite frankly, inspiring **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Inherently funny***** Broadway Baby
Harrowing yet brilliant **** Fringe Guru
A show you wouldn’t want to miss **** one4review
A complete natural Chortle
Ludicrously funny hour The Skinny
|Tuesday||07-Feb-17||Swindon, Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre|
|Wednesday||08-Feb-17||Blackburn, Darwen Library Theatre|
|Wednesday||15-Feb-17||Leicester, The Cookie|
|Wednesday||22-Feb-17||Plough Arts Centre|
|Thursday||23-Feb-16||Camberley Theatre, Surrey|
|Thursday||02-Mar-16||Newbury, New Greenham Arts|
|Saturday||04-Mar-17||Poole, Lighthouse Theatre|
|Wednesday||15-Mar-17||Edinburgh, The Stand|
|Thursday||16-Mar-17||Glasgow, The Stand|
|Saturday||18-Mar-17||Stockton, ARC Stockton Arts Centre|
|Wednesday||29-Mar-17||Newport, Riverfront Theatre|
|Tuesday||11-Apr-17||Newcastle, The Stand|
|Sunday||23-Apr-17||Aylesbury, Limelight Theatre|