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.