His conversational, silly sense of humour saw him win a host of awards (‘chortle best newcomer’ 2007, ‘Leicester Mercury comedian of the year’) and become a regular at all of the finest comedy clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Carl performed his debut solo show ‘Relax everyone, it’s Carl Donnelly!’ at the edinburgh fringe in 2009 which earned him a nomination 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 (Montreal just for laughs, Melbourne international comedy festival, Sydney comedy festival, Kilkenny cat laughs etc).
“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 takes the mundane stories of everyday life and turns them into stretches of self deprecating silliness” The Guardian