Carl Donnelly

Featured act at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Neighbourhood Sessions



A man with slight facial hair is wearing a black hat and a black collared shirt smiles at the camera. He is sitting in front of a dark coloured backdrop.

Carl has been nominated and won a host of awards, including two Edinburgh Comedy Awards, in his 16 years as a stand-up. He has performed at every major comedy festival around the world including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs, Kilkenny Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on various television and radio shows such as 'Mock The Week', Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and more!


The Scotsman ★★★★ “Connecting effortlessly with his audience… a beautifully balanced performance… reminds us that even though things are looking a bit rough, we all have the power to make the world a better place.”


ThreeWeeks★★★★“Charismatic… captivating… self-assured craftmanship”


Short Com ★★★★★ “A masterfully executed piece of comedy… impressive triumph… hilarious…”

Watch a clip from the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival