Alan Carr's Happy Hour. Alan Carr

Born in Dorset and raised in Northampton, comedian Alan Carr is noted for his camp, effeminate persona and presenting style. The son of a former professional footballer and team manager, he won 2001's BBC New Comedy Awards, and hosted his own comedy chat show for Channel 4, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, from 2009 to 2016.

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Born
Monday 14th June 1976
Nationality
English

Biography

Alan Carr is an English comedian and television personality born in Weymouth, Dorset, and raised in Northampton. His comedy career kicked off in Manchester, where in 2011 he won both the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Award.

Educated at Weston Favell School, Northampton and Middlesex University (with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies), Carr moved to Manchester. After performing several live shows across the city in the following years, he landed a recurring hosting role on The Sunday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins, which led to the popular entertainment show Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong in 2008. Although this was short-lived, Carr's potential was notable, and this led to Channel 4 commissioning a popular comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which ran from 2009 to 2016.

In 2009 Carr began hosting the Saturday evening chat-show Going Out With Alan Carr on BBC Radio 2 alongside co-host Emma Forbes (later replaced by Melanie Sykes).

Alongside his work in television, Carr has toured live comedy with shows such as Tooth Fairy Live, Spexy Beast Live, and Yap, Yap, Yap!. In 2010 he also appeared on Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show filmed at the O2 Arena in London in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Known for an outrageous, irreverent, and openly camp style, Carr's skills lie above all in presenting and hosting comedians and public figures. With an easy charm and grace, he is able to ask several near-the-knuckle questions and get away with it, because of his likeable, genial personality. To date he has won two British Comedy Awards, two National Television Awards, and a BAFTA TV Award.

In January 2018 Carr married his long-term partner, Paul Drayton, at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The wedding was officiated by his close friend, singer-songwriter Adele.

Awards

International Format Awards, The 2021
Best Host of a Format: Winner
National Television Awards, The 2021
TV Presenter: Longlisted
National Television Awards, The 2021
Quiz Game Show: Longlisted (Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow)
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Stand Up Show: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast: Longlisted (Alan Carr: Life's A Beach)
RTS Awards 2014
Entertainment Performance: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2014
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2013
Best Entertainment Performance: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2013
King or Queen of Comedy: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2013
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2012
King or Queen of Comedy: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2012
Best Entertainment Performance: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2011
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee
RTS Awards 2009
Entertainment Performance: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2009
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2008
Best Tour: Nominee
BAFTA Television Awards 2008
Best Entertainment Performance: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2008
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Winner
British Comedy Awards 2008
Best Live Stand-Up Performer: Nominee
RTS Awards 2007
Entertainment Performance: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2007
Best Comedy Entertainment Personality: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2007
Best Live Stand-Up Performer: Winner
Chortle Awards 2006
Best Headliner: Nominee
British Comedy Awards 2006
Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist: Nominee
So You Think You're Funny? 2001
Main Prize: Nominee
BBC New Comedy Award 2001
Main Prize: Winner

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 SU2C: Bill Bailey pays tribute to Sean Lock Self
2021 Alan Carr: Regional Trinket Self
2021 Alan Carr: Regional Trinket Writer
2021 Meet The Richardsons - Series 2
  1. Special - Unseen Arguments And Other Bits
Self
2021 There's Something About Movies - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2021 A League Of Their Own - Road Trip: Loch Ness To London
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. Special - Unseen
  4. Special - Best Bits
Self
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 17
  1. E2 - Anthony Joshua, Emily Blunt, Alan Carr, AJ Tracey
Guest
2021 Celebrity Juice - Series 25
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Special Guests
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2021 Rob And Romesh Vs - Series 3
  1. E3 - Drag
Self
2021 Changing Ends - Series 1 In Development Writer
2020 There's Something About Movies - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2020 Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 28
  1. E17 - Dave Grohl, RegeĢ-Jean Page, Felicity Kendal, Alan Carr, Siobhan McSweeney, Jessie Ware
Guest
2020 Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan! Self
2020 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 19 (Channel 4: Series 20)
  1. Special - Highlights Special
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2020 A League Of Their Own - Series 15
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. Special - Highlights
  4. Special - Episode Ten
Guest
2020 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Michael McIntyre's Big Laughs
  1. Special - Episode Two
Guest
2020 The Graham Norton Show - Series 27
  1. E7 - Katy Perry, Steve Carell, Dakota Johnson, Alan Carr, John Legend
  2. Special - Compilation
Guest
2020 Meet The Richardsons - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2020 A League Of Their Own - European Road Trip 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. Special - Unseen
  4. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2019 There's Something About Movies - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 The Graham Norton Show - Series 26
  1. E20 - Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Oti Mabuse, Alan Carr, Sam Smith
Guest
2019 QI - Series Q
  1. E6 - Quests: Part I
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17 (Channel 4: Series 18)
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2019 Live At The Apollo - Pride Specials
  1. Special - Episode One
Guest
2019 Shopping With Keith Lemon - Series 1
  1. E4 - Caroline Flack & Alan Carr
Self
2019 There's Something About Movies - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2019 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Series 4
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 16 (Channel 4: Series 17)
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 Alan Carr's Telly Pilot Cancelled Host / Presenter
2018 Alan Carr's Christmas Cracker Host / Presenter
2018 A League Of Their Own - Series 13
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 15 (Channel 4: Series 16)
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E5 - Episode Five
  3. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2018 Michael McIntyre's Big Show - Sport Relief
  1. Midnight Gameshow with Andy Murray
Self
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 14 (Channel 4: Series 15)
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2017 The Remote Controller Cancelled Host / Presenter
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 13 (Channel 4: Series 14)
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2017 The Last Leg - Series 11
  1. Special - Re-United Kingdom
Self
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 12 (Channel 4: Series 13)
  1. Special - Election Special
Guest
2017 The Last Leg - Series 10
  1. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2017 Alan Carr Yap, Yap, Yap! Writer
2017 Alan Carr Yap, Yap, Yap! Host / Presenter
2016 Alan Carr's Happy Hour Host / Presenter
2016 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 11
  1. E5 - Darcey Bussell, Jack Whitehall, Miles Teller, Alan Carr, Years and Years
Guest
2016 The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2016 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2016 The Last Leg - Series 7
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2016 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 16 Writer
2016 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 16 Host / Presenter
2015 Live At The Apollo - Series 11
  1. E1 - Alan Carr, Francesca Martinez, Nish Kumar
Host / Presenter
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 15 Writer
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 15 Host / Presenter
2015 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2015 Ross Noble Freewheeling - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 14 Writer
2015 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 14 Host / Presenter
2014 The British Comedy Awards
  1. E1 - Nominations Show 2014
Narrator
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 13 Writer
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 13 Host / Presenter
2014 Through The Keyhole - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 12 Writer
2014 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 12 Host / Presenter
2013 The British Comedy Awards
  1. E1 - British Comedy Awards Nomination Show 2013
Self
2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 11 Writer
2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 11 Host / Presenter
2013 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2013 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 10 Host / Presenter
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 9 Writer
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 9 Host / Presenter
2012 Comedy World Cup
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Team Captain
2012 Alan Carr Live: Spexy Beast Writer
2012 Alan Carr Live: Spexy Beast Host / Presenter
2012 God Save The Queens
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self (Archive Material)
2012 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 8 Writer
2012 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 8 Host / Presenter
2012 What's So Funny? - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2011 Catherine Tate: Laughing At The Noughties Self
2011 Live At The Apollo - Series 7
  1. E3 - Alan Carr, Andi Osho, Patrick Kielty
Host / Presenter
2011 What's So Funny? - Series 2
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2011 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 1
  1. E2 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Carr, The Saturdays
Guest
2011 My Favourite Joke Self
2011 Chris Moyles Quiz Night - Series 4
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2011 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2011 Comedy Kings - Best Of Just For Laughs
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2011 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 5 Writer
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 5 Host / Presenter
2010 Chris Moyles Quiz Night - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 4 Writer
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 4 Host / Presenter
2010 Channel 4's Alternative Election Night - Channel 4's Alternative Election Night 2010
  1. Channel 4's Alternative Election Night 2010
Self
2010 A Comedy Roast
  1. E2 - Sharon Osbourne
Self
2010 Channel 4's Comedy Gala Host / Presenter
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 3 Writer
2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2010 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 18
  1. E2 - Alan Carr, Billie Piper, Alicia Keys
Guest
2009 Nativity! Patrick Burns
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 2 Writer
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 1 Writer
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2009 The Justin Lee Collins Show
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2009 Chris Moyles Quiz Night - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2008 Alan Carr's Comedy Outings Writer
2008 Alan Carr's Comedy Outings Host / Presenter
2008 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 15
  1. E5 - Faye Dunaway, Sir Michael Parkinson, Alan Carr, Bishi
Guest
2008 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 14
  1. E3 - Alan Carr, Eva Longoria, Jeff Goldblum, Mary J. Blige
Guest
2007 Lead Balloon - Series 2
  1. E3 - Points
Voice (Voice)
2007 The Graham Norton Show - Series 2
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2007 Live At The Apollo - Series 3
  1. E2 - Jimmy Carr and Alan Carr
Guest
2007 TV Heaven, Telly Hell - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2007 Does The Team Think... - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2007 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 12
  1. E4 - Gilbert & George, Patsy Kensit, Alan Carr, Bryan Ferry
Guest
2006 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 4
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2006 The Personality Test - Series 1
  1. E3 - Gyles Brandreth
Guest
2006 The Personality Test - Series 1 Team Captain
2006 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 10
  1. E11 - Jo Frost, Alan Carr, Teri Hatcher, The Kooks
Guest
2006 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2006 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2005 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Writer
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2005 The Sunday Night Project Host / Presenter
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E6 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2008
Self
2004 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E4 - The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz
  2. E8 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2010
  3. E12 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 00s
  4. E14 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s
  5. E24 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Decade
Guest
2004 Spanking New On 7 - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2003 Brain Candy
  1. E1 - Relationships
  2. E4 - Parents
  3. E6 - Shopping
  4. E8 - Weekend and Weather
  5. E11 - Travel
  6. E14 - Surreal
Writer
2003 Brain Candy
  1. E1 - Relationships
  2. E4 - Parents
  3. E6 - Shopping
  4. E8 - Weekend and Weather
  5. E11 - Travel
  6. E14 - Surreal
Self
2002 4 At The Store - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Self
1988 Comic Relief
  1. E17 - Comic Relief 2019
Colin Firth
0000 QI Guest
Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Self
Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Writer

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Alan Carr on IMDb

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