Carl Donnelly

About Carl

Carl Donnelly is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor. From winning a host of the most prestigious new act competitions following him starting comedy in 2005, he went on to be nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. He later followed that with a nomination for the main award in 2013. In between he has won and been nominated for a series of other awards such as Chortle’s Best Club Comedian.

He has performed at the most prestigious festivals in world comedy from Montreal’s Just For Laughs to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as well as ones closer to home such as Kilkenny Cat Laughs. His reputation as a stand-up has led to him appearing on countless television and radio shows such as ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’ and more.

Aside from stand-up, Carl is an established podcaster having previously placed runner-up in the Best Comedy section of the British Podcast Awards for his show ‘Babysitting Trevor’. He now hosts the weekly podcast ’TVI’ with his fellow comedian Julian Deane.

Carl has also recently begun to dip his toe into acting having appeared in a selection of short films. His performance in the comedy short ‘Reformed’ earned him the Best Actor award at the 2022 NYC Web Fest short film festival.

“Observational genius” The Guardian

"[Carl Donnelly] was the first stand-up I’d seen perform in the round since Kevin Hart at the 02 and trust me, Carl Donnelly was funnier” Beyond The Joke
"intelligently hilarious… right up there with the best” Herald Sun