It’s me, Alan!
Alan’s unique style of humour and effortless stage presence has made him one of Britain’s most successful and treasured comedians. With 16 series of Channel 4’s Chatty Man under his belt, Alan has won a multitude of awards including the publicly voted 2015 NTA and a prestigious BAFTA in 2013. This year sees Alan return to the airwaves on BBC Radio 2 with his summer escape show.
Alan’s 2015 tour Yap, Yap, Yap saw him perform over 150 dates across the UK and Ireland culminating in the release of his DVD. His previous tour Spexy Beast Live was a 33-date arena tour. The DVD of Alan’s 2007 stand-up show, Tooth Fairy Live topped the HMV charts and was a Christmas 2007 top seller. Alan can be seen this Autumn touring the nation with his new show Not Again, Alan. He has also released two best-selling books Look Who It Is and Alanatomy. 2020 will see Alan go back on the road with his new show Not Again, Alan.
Son of Graham Carr (one-time Northampton Town FC player and later manager) Alan sportingly took on the Arsenal ladies team in 2008 in aid of Comic Relief. He sports some great moves. Watch Alan vs Arsenal Ladies!
Alan has been described as “the spiritual son of Frankie Howerd” (City Life). His formative years were spent working in a supermarket as well as a call centre for lost and stolen credit cards.
In 2002, his Edinburgh Festival show ‘Me ‘Ead’s Spinnin’ earned a four star review in Edinburgh bible, The List, and was the The Daily Telegraph‘s Critic’s Choice. There were no surprises, in 2003, when ‘I Love Alan Carr’ was rated a four star show in both the The Scotsman and The Independent, but it was at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 that things really started to happen for our Alan. He earned five star reviews across the board in The Independent, The Scotsman and Three Weeks as well as numerous ‘Pick Of The Fringe’ accolades. It was here that Alan came to the attention of the Channel 4 bigwigs.
Alan has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world: Melbourne, Montreal’s ‘Just For Laughs’ and Kilkenny to name but a few. His stand up tours, Tooth Fairy, Spexy Beast and Yap Yap Yap have taken him all around the world from Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island to Tromso in the Arctic Circle; basically if there’s a theatre in your town Alan has probably played there!
Alan doesn’t just perform for commoners, he has performed for her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Variety Performance too!
Alan is Patron of Neuroblastoma UK. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer and the charity fund vital research into combating this childhood cancer.