ALAN CARR NEWS
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015
Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity returns for a sixth year to London's O2 arena, the world famous entertainment venue.
The amazing all star line up confirmed for the biggest annual comedy event of the year so far includes: Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jonathan Ross, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Warwick Davis with many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale from 9am Friday 6th March.
Congratulations to Alan Carr, who won the Best Chat Show Host at the National Television Awards this year.
Alan tours the country this year with his Yap, Yap, Yap show - details and tickets are available here.
Also keep an eye out for Alan Carr: Chatty Man which returns to Channel 4 this March.
Congratulations to Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross and Michael McIntyre for their nominations at this year's National Television Awards for Best Chat Show Host.
The result is down to the general public so your votes count! Voting is open now until the show on Wednesday 21st January, when it will be broadcast live from London's O2 arena.
Click here to vote.
Congratulations to Adam Hills, Alan Carr, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Sean Lock as their shows The Last Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats are nominated for 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Alan, Adam and Sean have also been nominated for awards in the Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Male TV Comic categories respectively.
Also nominated are 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Panel Show, The Last Leg in Best Comedy Entertainment Programme and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown in Best Comedy Moment 2014.
The results will be announced live on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16th December, with Jonathan Ross once again hosting the ceremony.
'A comedian who owns the space he is working in so much, he could put a flag up' - The Independent
No stranger to yap, Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand up show Yap, Yap, Yap! The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life.
Tickets go on sale Friday 7th November, with some dates available on pre-sale Wednesday 5th November - please join our mailing list for the pre-sale details and link.
Yap it up!
'An absolute natural on stage… a born storyteller, sheer entertainment' - London Evening Standard
Alan Carr has extended his exclusive deal with Channel 4 until the end of 2015, with a further 4 series of Alan Carr: Chatty Man after the forthcoming Autumn run of seventeen shows. Alan said ‘I’m ecstatic, I love being on Channel 4 where I can be myself and let my hair down, what’s left of it.’
The line-up for this Friday’s (12th April) Chatty Man at 10pm is Paul Gascoigne, Professor Brian Cox and Anna Friel.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man opened on Friday night with an average audience of 1.9m and peaked during the Tulisa interview at 2.1m. The show will be repeated on Tuesday 1st May on Channel 4 at 11:05pm. Next week’s guests are David Walliams and Amanda Holden, who will be talking about Britain’s Got Talent, the cast of Made In Chelsea and comedian Eddie Izzard.
It was announced this Friday that comedian and chat show host Alan Carr has extended his deal with Channel 4 for another two years. A further four series of the award-winning Alan Carr: Chatty Man has been commissioned for 2012 and 2013, plus Alan will also be involved in various other projects for Channel 4.
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Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award for Stand-up as well as City Life Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001, Alan Carr has become one of the hottest comedy stars in Britain. The success of the first series of his own chat show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, in the summer of 2009, led to Channel 4 commissioning a further three series as well as a 2009 Christmas and New Year Special. Alan has a regular slot on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday night presenting Going Out with Alan Carr alongside the lovely Melanie Sykes. He is the Celebrity Reporter for More! magazine and has interviewed Michael McIntyre, Gok Wan and Radio 1 DJ Greg James, to name a few.
Alan’s three-year working partnership with his Sunday Night Project co-host, Justin Lee Collins, came to an amicable end in 2009 with both Alan and Justin off to pursue solo projects. ‘It was an amazing show,’ said Alan, ‘but there comes a time in a man’s life when you have to step away from the leotard and stilettos and move on.’
Elsewhere on the telly, Alan’s inimitable Channel 4 quiz show, Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong first aired in 2008 and on Red Nose Day 2009 Alan co-presented Comic Relief on BBC One as well as joining the men’s team for Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, alongside Jonathan Ross, Gerald Ratner, Gok Wan and Jack Dee. His team lost and Alan was fired (or as Alan Sugar put it ‘I’m doing you a favour’).
The DVD of Alan’s 2007 stand-up show, Tooth Fairy Live topped the HMV charts and was a Christmas 2007 best-seller. His autobiography Look Who It Is! was published in September 2008 by HarperCollins.
Son of one-time Northampton Town FC player and later manager, Alan Carr 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’s been described as ‘the spiritual son of Frankie Howard’ (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 as well as the The Daily Telegraph’s Critic’s Choice. There were no surprises then, 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 gone from strength to strength appearing at comedy festivals all over the world, Melbourne, Montreal’s ‘Just For Laughs’ and Kilkenny as well as touring the length and breadth of Great Britain with his ‘Tooth Fairy’ tour culminating in a three night sell-out run at the Hammersmith Apollo. Alan doesn’t just perform for commoners, he has performed for her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Variety Performance too.
TV & Radio
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4)
Going Out with Alan Carr (BBC Radio 2)
Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings (BBC Radio 2)
Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong (Channel 4)
The Sunday Night Project (previously Friday Night Project) (Channel 4)
Live From The Apollo (BBC1)
Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, guest (BBC1)
Graham Norton Show – BBC1
The Paul O’Grady Show, guest (Channel 4)
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (ITV1)
Top Gear, guest (BBC2)
8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4)
TV Heaven TV Hell (Channel 4)
‘Sharp, sassy material with pitch perfect comic timing’ – The List
‘Bellyachingly funny’ – The Sunday Telegraph
‘Joyous stuff that most of us can relate to without it sounding clichéd, and it is delivered effortlessly by a comedian who owns the space he is working in so much, he could put up a flag’ ***** – The Independent