Larry Dean

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah
Chortle

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.

Larry’s comedy career has seen a stratospheric rise since he was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year at just 23. Out Now! and Farcissist, his 2015 and 2017 offerings to the Edinburgh Fringe, received nominations for the prestigious Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer and Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show respectively. His 2018 show, Bampot, was nominated for the biggest award at the Fringe: the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show.

A hot ticket on the touring circuit, Larry has performed his shows across the UK and Ireland to jam-packed rooms. Larry’s fanbase is international, as a regular at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Christchurch Buskers Festival, Perth Fringeworld and the invitation-only Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

Larry’s broadcasting career continues to go from strength to strength as a familiar face from BBC2’s Mock The Week, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle and Guessable, plus ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show. Larry has also performed twice on BBC2’s hit stand-up show Live At The Apollo, along with BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and BBC Scotland’s A Night At The Theatre.

Awards:

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

Television

  • Live at the Apollo, BBC2, 2017, 2021 (Performer & Host)
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show, ITV2, 2020 (Performer)
  • Guessable, Comedy Central UK, 2020 (Performer/Contestant)
  • Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits, BBC Scotland, 2019 (Guest)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, BBC1, 2019 (Performer)
  • A Night At The Theatre, BBC Scotland, 2019 (Performer)
  • Roast Battle, Comedy Central UK, 2017,2019 (Performer/Contestant)
  • Mock the Week, BBC2, 2018-2019 (Guest)
  • Live From The Comedy Store, Comedy Central, 2016 (Performer)
  • Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart – Montreal Just For Laughs, Laugh Out Loud Network, 2016 (Performer)
  • Live from the BBC, BBC2, 2016 (Performer)
  • Elevenish, ITV2, 2016 (Performer)
  • BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival, 2014 & 2015

Radio & Podcasts

  • Wheel Of Misfortune, BBC Sounds, 2021 (Guest)
  • Breaking The News, BBC Radio Scotland, 2020 (Panellist)
  • The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected, BBC Radio Scotland, 2020 (Guest)
  • The Comedian’s Comedian, 2020 (Guest)
  • Private Parts, 2020 (Guest)
  • Conversations Against Living Miserably, 2020 (Guest)
  • Films To Be Buried With, 2020 (Guest)
  • Have A Word Podcast, 2020 (Guest)
  • Russel Kane’s Boy’s Dont Cry, 2020 (Guest)
  • Funny In Failure, 2020 (Guest)
  • Unlocked, 2020 (Guest)
  • Sarah Brett Show, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2019 (Guest)
  • Hawksbee and Jacobs, TalkSport, 2017 (Guest)
  • Don’t Make Me Laugh, BBC Radio 4, 2016 (Performer)
  • Fresh From The Fringe, BBC Radio 4, 2015 (Performer)
  • Stand Up With Fred MacAulay, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2015 (Performer)
  • The Blame Game, BBC Radio Ulster, 2015 (Guest/Performer)
  • Funny Kind Of Love, BBC Radio Scotland, 2015 (Guest/Performer)
  • Fred MacAulay and Guests, BBC Radio Scotland & BBC 4Extra, 2014 (Guest)

Online

  • Comedy Shorts Series, Comedy Unit/BBC Worldwide, 2014 (Writer & Performer)
  • BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival, 2014 & 2015

One of the most honest, moving and incredibly funny sets I’ve seen in a very long time. 
The Herald ★★★★★

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

A national treasure. 
Chortle ★★★★

Unexpected and excellent
The Sunday Times ★★★★

Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too
The Guardian

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

The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick
The Guardian

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

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

Wholly unique, funny comedy… Dean is a fantastic comic
Adelaide Fringe

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Larry Dean

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of ‘confessional storytelling at its funniest’ (★★★★★ Herald).  As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Mock The Week and Roast Battle.

‘Destined to become a household name’ ★★★★ Telegraph

Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018.
Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.

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