Alan Carr Biography
Alan Carr is an English comedian and television personality. Alan’s breakthrough came in 2001, winning the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Awards. Initially his career burgeoned on the Manchester comedy circuit before he became fame for hosting The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins. This followed the release of a short-lived entertainment show Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong in 2008. Eventually, Alan’s popular comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which aired on Channel 4 between 2009 and 2016.
For three years Alan also hosted a radio show, Going Out with Alan Carr, on BBC Radio 2 as well as releasing his autobiography Look Who It Is! (2008) and going on three arena tours: Tooth Fairy Live (2007), Spexy Beast Live (2011) and Yap, Yap, Yap! (2015).
He has won two British Comedy Awards, two National Television Awards and a BAFTA TV Award.
Alan Carr Age
Alan was born on14 June 1976 in Weymouth, Dorset. He is 42 years old as of 2018.
Alan Carr Family
Alan was born in Weymouth, Dorset. He spent most of his childhood in Northampton. Alan’s father, whose family come from the North East England, is former Northampton Town manager and Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr. Alan has a younger brother known as Gary.before He moved to Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, where he began his comedy career
Alan Carr Education
Alan attended Weston Favell School, Northampton and graduated from Middlesex University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.
In his early 20s after completing his degree, Alan moved to Manchester, seeking a better life and aspiring to be a comedian. Alan moved into a house in Chorlton-cum-Hardy after which he moved to Stretford; which he cites as an inspiration for his comedic work. Alan later became a regular on the Manchester comedy circuit, including Alan Carr’s Ice Cream Sunday at the Manchester Comedy Store. He also made friends with fellow comedians based on the Manchester circuit, including Jason Manford, Justin Moorhouse and John Bishop.
Alan Carr Husband
Alan married his partner of ten years, Paul Drayton in January 2018 , in Los Angeles. His close friend, singer-songwriter Adele officiated the wedding.
Although Alan is openly gay, he does not consider his sexuality to be a focal part of his act, once saying, “I just think gay people need to get over themselves. Just because you’re gay and on the telly doesn’t mean you’re a role model. I’m just a comedian. That’s all I am. What am I meant to do? Do I go down the Julian Clary route and talk about fisting and poppers? I don’t talk about being gay and I think what better equality for gays than that?”
Adele Alan Carr
Alan told ITV’s This Morning that the pop star officiated over his wedding to Paul Drayton in the back garden of her Los Angeles home, and also sang for their first dance.
Adele wrote on Instagram: “Seeing as the cat’s out the bag. I married two of my best friends in January.
“You know me any excuse to dress up… @chattyman #LoveisLove.”
The accompanying photo showed her wearing long, sheer robes with cross motifs, standing in front of a wall of hundreds of white roses.
Carr said: “She has known me and Paul for ages, and she said, ‘I want to do your special day. Let me do everything.’
“So she did everything, and she got ordained, and she married us. She is the kindest, most sweetest, loveliest person ever.”
Carr wouldn’t say which song she performed for their first dance, but said she also organised the flowers and meal. It was, he said, “the best day of my life”.
In addition, she flew the couple to Las Vegas to watch Celine Dion, he said.
Alan Carr Chatty Man
On 7 March 2012 he announced that he made the decision to leave to focus on his Chatty Man show. Carr said: “I’ve loved every minute of it but it’s time to reclaim my weekends. I wish Radio 2 every success but I’ll listen from my home in the future instead.” His last show was on 31 March 2012. Carr was replaced by Liza Tarbuck. He returned on Boxing Day 2015 for a one off show on the station.
Alan Carr Tour
No current UK tour dates for Alan Carr
Alan Carr Career
Alan made his radio presenting debut on Christmas Day 2007 for BBC Radio 2 as part of their Festive Highlights, with the show Alan Carr’s Christmas Box. He filled in on BBC Radio 6 Music on 16 February and 14 June 2008 for Adam and Joe and co-presented The Russell Brand Show on 4 October 2008. He also presented Alan Carr’s Comedy Outings for BBC Radio 2 in 2008.
Alan began hosting Going Out with Alan Carr, a new show for BBC Radio 2 on 25 April 2009 , in conjunction with Emma Forbes (later replaced by Melanie Sykes). The show was broadcast every Saturday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. He announced on 7 March 2012 that he made the decision to leave to focus on his Chatty Man show. Carr said: “I’ve loved every minute of it but it’s time to reclaim my weekends. I wish Radio 2 every success but I’ll listen from my home in the future instead.” Alan’s last show was on 31 March 2012. He was replaced by Liza Tarbuck. He went back on Boxing Day 2015 for a one off show on the station.
Alan again returned to BBC Radio 2 to sit in for Paul O’Grady on his Sunday show for four weeks in January/February 2017 . He reunited with Sykes to present a 10-week show called ‘Summer Escapes’ sitting in for Graham Norton on Saturdays from July to September 2017 on BBC Radio 2 and again in 2018. It included features based around summer including the ‘British Seaside Survey’.
Alan Carr Film
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Yap, Yap, Yap! Live
Spexy Beast Live
Tooth Fairy Live
Alan Carr TV Show
Play Your Cards Right
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK
The Remote Controller
I Don’t Like Mondays
Alan Carr’s Christmas Cracker
The Price is Right
Alan Carr’s Happy Hour
Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas
The Singer Takes It All
Stars at Your Service
Stand Up to Cancer
Playing It Straight UK
Alan Carr’s Specstacular
Who Do You Think You Are?
Channel 4’s Comedy Gala
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong
Friday/Sunday Night Project
Alan Carr Net Worth
Alan has an estimated net worth of $10 million (£7.6 million).