Carl Donnelly

Fee Band

With a host of accolades and a Best Newcomer nomination at Edinburgh, Carl’s star is on the rise. Describing his style as ‘silly comedy,’ he delves into the trials and tribulations of surviving as a suburban man in his late twenties.


Carl Donnelly has been described as a ‘gripping, unmissable stand-up’ by The Guardian. His infectious enthusiasm recounting his various misadventures has already earned him a string of accolades - not least an Edinburgh nomination.

Carl is quickly climbing the comedy ladder, with a chatty style perfectly suited to his material. He originally thought he should push the boundaries - ‘Mr Edgy Pants’ - but after stumbling into a political minefield at an early gig, he decided to revert to ‘silly comedy’. He now tends to aim his ire more towards the sandwich making process at Subway.

Carl records a popular podcast with fellow comedian Chris Martin, once attempting the world record for the most Ferrero Rochers to be eaten in a minute. They failed. With credits including Russell Howard’s Good News, Radio 4’s 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and Grouchy Young Men, Carl’s contagious silliness is continuing to spread.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH