Building on the success of a sold out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee CARL DONNELLY is set to embark on a UK tour with Bad Man Tings. 

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? (Answer: Donnelly can provoke laughter out of almost anything **** The Scotsman). 

Transitioning away from material on masculinity and depression which comprised his critically acclaimed show Jive Ass Honky last year, CARL will explore what it is to be a white liberal in 2016, looking at societal components including Generation Z, health fads, Netflix documentaries and KANYE WEST.
 

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, Bad Man Tings is the eighth consecutive hour he has performed at the festival and his conversational 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.

CARL has recently appeared on Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Football Tonight (BT Sport), adding to a list of multiple television credits including 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) and Dave’s One Night Stand. He has featured on radio 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 fellow-comic CHRIS MARTIN re-launched the Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Comedy Podcast on Soundcloud which has recorded over 160 episodes and gained over 50,000 subscribers to date.

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. CARL is currently working on a new podcast, You Don’t Look Like A Vegan, in which he talks to fellow vegans.

 

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 

 

 TOUR DATES

 

Tuesday
08-Nov-16
Nottingham Comedy Festival, Poppy and Pint
Thursday
10-Nov-16
Hanger Farm Arts Centre
Tuesday
29-Nov-16
Norwich, Playhouse
Tuesday
7th Feb 17
Swindon 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
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
Thursday
23-Mar-17
Brighton, Komedia
Tuesday
11-Apr-17
Newcastle, The Stand
Wednesday
29-Mar-17
Newport, Riverfront Theatre
Sunday
23-Apr-17
Aylesbury, Limelight Theatre
 


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