British debut of an award-winning Roman comedian and radio personality. Francesco will guide you on a hysterical journey through politics, love, sex, food, laziness and other Italian specialities. Whatever you think about Italians, he will make you change your mind. And as you can tell from the title, the show might not start on time. Just joking. Well, we'll see. Francesco De Carlo is a regular fixture on the Italian comedy scene, hosting a daily radio show, appearing on national television programmes and performing regularly live across the country.
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Roman comedian and radio personality, Francesco De Carlo will guide you on a hysterical journey through politics, love, sex, food, laziness and other Italian specialties. Whatever you think about Italians, he will make you change your mind.
Francesco has dallied in journalism (without ever becoming a journalist), politics (without ever becoming political) and brewing stout (without ever becoming stout). Three goals and he missed all three. But then he became a comedian and Francesco is now a regular fixture on the Italian comedy scene, hosting a daily radio show, appearing on national television and performing regularly live across the country.
In 2009 Francesco won The Grottammare Festival Award quickly followed by the Talenti Comici in 2010.
Francesco's success as a stand-up is notable not simply because of his popularity and critical acclaim, but also because until Francesco and his contemporaries appeared on the scene, Italian stand-up didn't really exist. Sketch and impressionist comedy has always had a place, but not stand-up.
Now, Francesco is part of a small band of comedians writing stand-up for TV and performing in live comedy clubs. They are working to introduce not only Italian comedy to audiences all over Italy, but also to bring international big names to the country. He appeared in 7 episodes of Stand-Up Comedy on Italian Comedy Central which aired in June and was one of the writers of the politically incorrect stand-up, candid camera show Nemico Pubblico - Live (Public Enemy) airing on RAI, which has gained excellent ratings.
Francesco has previously visited the UK comedy scene and performed his sets in English, but will now present his full Edinburgh debut.
Though as you can tell from the title, the show might not start on time.
Well, we'll see.
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