Larry Dean

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.

He 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 both widespread critical acclaim and a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. After its success in Edinburgh, January 2016 saw Larry bring the show to London for a run of packed-out performances at the Soho Theatre. He then took the show to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was one of the standout performers 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 his eagerly awaited new show, Farcissist, for which he won the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show. He subsequently took the show on a UK-wide tour and a run at the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Fandan, Larry’s next show, enjoyed a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and was one of the British Comedy Guide’s Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows that year. 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 Fringe, again receiving a raft of four and five star reviews and receiving a nomination for Best Show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He is currently touring the show around the UK and Ireland.

As well as his live work, Larry’s broadcasting career continues to go from strength to strength. He’s performed on BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week, as well as Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle. He also previously 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


  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, BBC1, 2019 (Performer)
  • A Night At The Theatre, BBC Scotland, 2019 (Performer)
  • Mock the Week, BBC2, 2018 (Guest)
  • Live at the Apollo, BBC2, 2017 (Performer)
  • Roast Battle, Comedy Central UK, 2017 (Performer/Contestant)
  • 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


  • 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 (Guest & Performer)

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. ★★★★

A national treasure. ★★★★

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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