Larry Dean

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.

Larry was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, and since then his star has continued to rise. His 2015 debut Edinburgh Fringe show Out Now! received widespread critical acclaim and a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Larry brought the show for a run of packed-out performances at London’s Soho Theatre and on to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was one of the standout acts on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala.

In 2016, Larry was invited to join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He then returned to Edinburgh with Farcissist, for which he won the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show. Larry subsequently took Farcissist on a UK-wide tour and for a run at the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Fandan, Larry’s next show, enjoyed a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and became one of the British Comedy Guide’s Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows. Larry also performed the show at Christchurch Buskers Festival and Perth Fringeworld in February 2018 ahead of a sold-out UK tour and a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Later in 2018, Larry took new show Bampot to the Edinburgh Fringe, receiving another raft of four and five star reviews and a nomination for Best Show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Bampot then enjoyed a tour of packed out houses across the UK and Ireland.

Alongside his live work, Larry’s broadcasting career continues to go from strength to strength. He has performed on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week and Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle. Larry has also appeared twice on BBC Presents: Best of the Edinburgh Festival, perfomed stand-up on Live From the Comedy Store for Comedy Central UK and been on ITV2’s Elevenish and BBC Radio 4’s Don’t Make Me Laugh.


Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show 2018
Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016
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


  • 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 at the Apollo, BBC2, 2017 (Performer)
  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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

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.