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
Nottingham Comedy Festival, Poppy and Pint
Hanger Farm Arts Centre
7th Feb 17
Swindon Arts Centre
Blackburn, Darwen Library Theatre
Leicester, The Cookie
Plough Arts Centre
Camberley Theatre, Surrey
New Greenham Arts
Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
Edinburgh, The Stand
Glasgow, The Stand
Stockton, ARC Stockton Arts Centre
Newcastle, The Stand
Newport, Riverfront Theatre
Aylesbury, Limelight Theatre