Carl started performing stand up in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting young comedians. His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland and win a host of awards, including the Chortle Best Newcomer and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.
Carl’s debut solo show ‘Relax Everyone, It’s Carl Donnelly!’, which he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Since then Carl has returned to Edinburgh with two further solo shows as well as performing at 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 also appeared on various TV shows including Mock The Week, Dave’s One Night Stand, Stand Up for the Week and Russell Howard’s Good News. He is also a regular on radio appearing as a guest on such shows as BBC 5live’s The Back End of Next Week, Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Act Your Age as well as being a regular guest on talkSPORT.
By Arrangement with Artists Management.
"The show breezes by, and feels a lot like a big fit of the giggles; his knack for storytelling and physical expression are a killer combo. Chuck in his throwaway remarks and the constant banter, and there’s a ludicrously funny hour here. It’s effortless and utterly captivating."
Vonny Moyes, The Skinny
"Donnelly has developed a style that is the antithesis of the loud, sweaty, manic comic so prevalent on the telly and live tours at the moment. This is stand up with valium: near horizontal levels of louche that take the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness."
"Excellent, fast-rising comic with pacy anecdotal routines."
The Sunday Times