Larry Dean

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor.

Larry has thrice been nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his sellout, critically acclaimed solo stand up shows. His stand up special Fandan, was released last year and aired on Channel 4.

He has performed multiple tours across the UK and Ireland and has built a strong international fanbase with regular appearances at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Perth Fringeworld and Just For Laughs in Montreal. In 2023, with his show Fudnut, he made his New York touring debut and this year will see him embark on his biggest tour to date with a brand new show, Dodger.

Larry’s broadcasting career goes from strength to strength, with credits including: two appearances on Live at the Apollo (once as host), Mock the Week, House of Games, Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Comedy Roast for SU2C, and he performed stand up on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show for BBC1. Larry was the host for the Scottish Heat of the BBC’s New Comedy Awards 2023 and was recently seen on UKTV’s World’s Most Dangerous Roads. He is a regular guest on podcasts and co-hosted the series Shared Baggage for Audible, and is the co-host, with Stacey Dooley, of the new BBC Sounds podcast, Famously… On Trial.

Larry is a talented actor – he’ll soon be seen in the forthcoming feature film This Time Next Year with more in the pipeline.

Awards:

Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show 2022
Nominee:
Proud Scotland Awards for Performer Award 2022
Nominee:
Chortle Awards for Best Club Comic 2020
Nominee:
Scottish Comedy Awards for Best Solo Tour, Best TV Comic, Best Headliner 2020
Nominee:
Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show 2018
Winner: 
Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016
Nominee:
Scottish Comedy Awards Best Festival Show
Nominee: Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015
Winner: Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2013
Runner Up: Brighton Fringe New Comedian Of The Year 2013
Winner: Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2013
Runner Up: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act Of The Year 2012
Winner: Hilarious Comedy Clubs New Act Of The Year 2011

Credit

Stand Up Specials

  • Larry Dean: Fandan (800 Pound Gorilla and Chambers Productions, 2023)

TV

  • World’s Most Dangerous Roads (Guest, Dave, 2024)
  • The Comedy Roast for SU2C (Guest, Channel 4, 2023)
  • BBC New Comedy Awards 2023 – Scottish Heat (Host, BBC3, 2023)
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games (Guest, BBC2, 2023)
  • Married at First Sight: Unveiled (Guest, E4, 2022)
  • Rob Beckett’s Undeniable (Guest, Comedy Central, 2021)
  • Live at the Apollo (Performer & Host, BBC2, 2017 & 2021)
  • BBC New Comedy Awards 2021 – Scottish Heat (Host, BBC3, 2021)
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show (Performer, ITV2, 2020-2022)
  • Guessable (Guest, Comedy Central, 2020)
  • Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits (Guest, BBC Scotland, 2019)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (Performer, BBC1, 2019)
  • A Night at The Theatre (Performer, BBC Scotland, 2019)
  • Roast Battle (Guest, Comedy Central, 2017 & 2019)
  • Mock the Week (Guest, BBC2, 2018-2019)
  • Live From The Comedy Store (Performer, Comedy Central, 2016)
  • Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart – Montreal Just For Laughs (Performer, Laugh Out Loud Network, 2016)
  • Live from the BBC (Performer, BBC2, 2016)
  • Elevenish (Performer, ITV2, 2016)
  • BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival, (Performer, BBC, 2014 & 2015)

Radio & Podcasts

  • Famously…On Trial (Co-Host, BBC Sounds, 2024)
  • Come To Daddy (Guest, 2023)
  • Wilosophy Podcast with Will Anderson (Guest, 2023)
  • Shared Baggage (Co-Host, Audible, 2023)
  • Classical Fix Live for Comic Relief (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2023)
  • Welcome to the Neighbourhood (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2022)
  • Be Honest with Jojo Sutherland and Bruce Devlin (Guest, Sparkling Studios, 2022)
  • My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson (Guest, Stak, 2022)
  • You’re Dead to Me (Guest, Radio 4, 2021)
  • Wheel Of Misfortune (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2021)
  • Dating Games (Guest, 2021)
  • Breaking The News (Guests, BBC Radio Scotland, 2020)
  • The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected (Radio Guest, BBC Radio Scotland, 2020)
  • The Comedian’s Comedian (Guest, 2020)
  • Private Parts (Guest, Spirit Studios, 2020)
  • Conversations Against Living Miserably (Guest, Dave, 2020)
  • Films To Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein (Guest, 2020)
  • Have A Word (Guest, 2020)
  • Boys Don’t Cry with Russell Kane (Guest, JOE, 2020)
  • Funny In Failure (Guest, 2020)
  • Unlocked (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2020)
  • Sarah Brett Show (Guest, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2019)
  • Hawksbee and Jacobs (Guest, Talksport, 2017)
  • Don’t Make Me Laugh (Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2016)
  • Tea With Alice (Guest, 2016)
  • Fresh From The Fringe (Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2015)
  • Stand Up With Fred MacAulay (Performer, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2015)
  • The Blame Game (Guest/Performer, BBC Radio Ulster, 2015)
  • Funny Kind Of Love (Guest/Performer, BBC Radio Scotland, 2015)
  • Fred MacAulay and Guests (Radio Guest, BBC Radio Scotland & BBC 4 Extra, 2014)

Digital

  • Reddit Ask Me Anything (Reddit, 2023)
  • Jokes Only A… Can Tell (Performer, C4 Digital, 2022)
  • Comedy Shorts Series, Comedy Unit/BBC Worldwide (Writer & Performer, 2014)
  • BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival (Performer, BBC, 2014 & 2015)

Live

  • Larry Dean: Dodger (2024)
  • Larry Dean: Fudnut (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & International tour, 2022-2023)
  • Larry Dean: Fandan (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & International tour, 2017-2019)
  • Larry Dean: Bampot (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & national tour, 2018-2019)
  • Larry Dean: Farcissist (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2016)
  • Larry Dean: Out Now! (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2015)

Film

  • This Time Next Year (Release Date TBC)

Press

Expert observational humour…a superb piece of stand-up. We see Dean, the stand-up and multiple Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee, at the top of his game.
The Independent ★★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Fudnut)

The sharpest mind
Telegraph ★★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Fudnut)

One of the joys of seeing comic Larry Dean live is the sense that he is having a fantastic time on stage, smiling warmly and laughing with us. It’s infectious and…While creating this atmosphere of connectedness…the brilliant jokes are omnipresent.
The Wee Review ★★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Fudnut)

Every year he goes from strength to strength…Larry has a huge personality and that engulfs the room, a comedy talent that embraces all.
One4Review ★★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Fudnut)

One of the most honest, moving and incredibly funny sets I’ve seen in a very long time. 
The Herald ★★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Bampot)

Dean is unmissable, with razor-sharp gags and precise timing, proving that he is one to watch in years to come.
Ed Fest Mag ★★★★★

Extremely funny… if he continues to evolve at this pace he seems destined to become a household name. 
Telegraph ★★★★

A national treasure. 
Chortle ★★★★ (on Larry Dean: Bampot)

Unexpected and excellent
The Sunday Times ★★★★

Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too
The Guardian (on Larry Dean: Fandan)

The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick
The Guardian (on Larry Dean: Fandan)

Superb timing… deserves much success
The Daily Mirror ★★★★

One of the brightest rising stars
The Metro

Fascinatingly funny…I’m sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future
The Evening Standard

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah
Chortle (on Larry Dean: Out Now!)

I doubt it’ll be too long before he’s being snapped up for countless panel games like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
The Metro

Wholly unique, funny comedy… Dean is a fantastic comic
Adelaide Fringe (on Larry Dean: Out Now!)

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Current Tours

2024-03-27T18:26:49+00:00

Dodger

Larry Dean

Larry has been spending a lot of time with his grandmother lately, and he wants to tell you about it.

Join the thrice Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, two-time star of Live At The Apollo for a hilarious new show about identity, heroes and the benefits of being a dafty.

“A superb piece of stand-up… at the top of his game.” – The Independent ★★★★★

“Twinklingly charismatic… the gag rate is ridiculously high” – Telegraph ★★★★★

“A randy crab” – The Herald ★★★★★

Edinburgh Tours

2024-05-09T16:14:11+00:00
Larry Dean

Join the thrice Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, two-time star of Live at the Apollo for a hilarious new show about heroes, identity and the benefits of being a dafty.

★★★★★ Independent

★★★★★ Telegraph

★★★★★ Herald