Observational genius The Guardian
Donnelly can provoke laughter out of almost anything **** The Scotsman
Following a sold-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and nationwide tour with his critically acclaimed show Bad Man Tings, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly will return to the Fringe with his brand new show The Nutter on the Bus, performing at the BlundaBus from the 3rd – 27th August at 7:30pm.
The Nutter on the Bus sees Carl caught between his traditional working class upbringing and life in the new-age hippy division of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite®. Between disappointing his carnivore parents and crying around a campfire in an ayahuasca-induced Shamanic haze, Carl’s new lifestyle is a mystical, meditative adventure that the formerly sceptical lapsed Catholic never dreamed of. But has Carl seen the light? Or is he just a nutter on a bus?
A regular face on television, Carl’s credits include multiple appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Dave’s One Night Stand, Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Football Tonight (BT Sport).
In 2013 Carl and Chris Martin relaunched the Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast, which has since recorded over 160 episodes, gained over 50,000 subscribers and been highlighted as a top ten comedy podcast by the Guardian. The podcast will also be featuring at the Edinburgh Fringe with a variety of special guests on week days throughout the festival at Heroes @ The Hive at 9:45pm.
Carl has twice been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards – as Best Newcomer in 2009 and for Best Show in 2013. He has also won Best Newcomer at The Chortle Awards, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year. As well as completing several nationwide UK tours, Carl has performed at some of the world’s biggest comedy festivals including Montreal Just for Laughs, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Kilkenny Cat Laughs.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT CARL DONNELY:
A touching and hilarious account of embarrassment and the fragility of modern masculinity **** The Sunday Times
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
Carl Donnelly – The Nutter on the Bus
Date: 3rd – 27th August
Time: 7:30pm (55min)