ALAN CARR NEWS
Tune in to this week's show (Thursday 5th May) as Alan is joined on the sofa by another set of top guests..
You can also catch up after it airs on All 4, along with previous episodes of the series.
Extra names have been added to the Channel 4 Comedy Gala on Friday 6th May 2016 at The O2.
The full line up now includes Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Alex Brooker, Hal Cruttenden, Jake Bugg, Joel Dommett, John Thomson, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Kevin Bridges, Lee Nelson, Michael McIntyre, Nathan Caton, Rob Beckett, Russell Kane, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Tom Allen and Warwick Davis.
Michael McIntyre’s latest release Happy & Glorious has made it to Christmas number one in the comedy DVD chart. Having sold over 218,000 units, Michael has stormed his way to number one with another DVD release.
Following closely behind we have Kevin Bridges at number three, plus stable mates Alan Carr at number eight, and Dara O Briain at number nine.
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 6TH MAY 2016
The UK’s Biggest Ever Stand Up Show Returns For A Seventh Year…
Back for a seventh year the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital returns to The O2 Arena with an all star cast from the world of comedy.
Throughout 2015, one of the nation's favourite comedians Alan Carr has been yapping his way around the UK and Ireland on his biggest stand-up tour to date, Yap, Yap, Yap!
Released on Digital Download on 9th November and Blu-ray and DVD on 16th November 2015, Yap Yap Yap! is Alan's third stand-up DVD release, and sees him return to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life - all delivered with instant warmth and a generous stock of self-deprecating putdowns.
Click here to preorder now.
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.
'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
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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.
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.
‘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