Larry Dean

Larry Dean

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Larry Dean is one of the most exciting, award winning comedy acts on the circuit today. 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 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 GalaFrom there his career has gone from strength to strength.

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Career Highlights

2016 saw Larry Dean star on ​’Live From The BBC’ ​on BBC2; having already been on ‘BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival’. Larry has also performed along side some of the biggest names in UK comedy; supporting the likes of Eddie Izzard on tour and shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, in 2014 and 2015.

Larry returned to Edinburgh Festival with his eagerly awaited show ‘Farcissist’; for which he won the ‘Amused Moose Comedy Award’ for Best Show in the Edinburgh comedy awards. He then took the show on a UK wide tour and a run at the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Larry Dean: Latest Work

Fresh from a sell out international tour and smash hit ‘Live at the Apollo’ debut; Larry Dean was on the Comedy Central UK show ‘Roast Battle’ in 2017. Larry previously appeared twice on ‘BBC Presents: Best of the Edinburgh Festival’; and ‘Live From the Comedy Store’ for Comedy Central UK. He has also performed on ITV2’s ‘Elevenish’, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Don’t Make Me Laugh’; and as a guest on ‘Mock The Week’ in 2018.

Ed Fringe Festival

‘Fandan’ – Larry’s most recent show, had a sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show was also one of the British Comedy Guide’s ‘Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows’. Larry has performed the show at Christchurch Busker’s Festival and Perth Fringe World in 2018; ahead of his UK tour and there after at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Festivals & Live Shows

Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean started his stand up comedy career, south of the border in 2008. Since then he has built a strong name on the comedy club circuit. So quickly turning full time in the business, as the offers of work piled in. This all resulted in a number of high profile comedy shows, around the UK and abroad.

As well as his experience as a stand up comedian; Larry Dean hosted Southampton’s biggest student comedy night, between 2008 and 2010. He has performed in 5 star holiday resort shows in Crete and Egypt. Also headlining the Blissfields Festival, he performed at Preston’s Fringe Festival (5 star review), Manchester Comedy Festival; and has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2011.

Television & Radio

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.

Larry Dean Awards & Contests

  • Nominee for the Fosters Comedy Award – Best Newcomer 2015
  • Selected for ‘Time Out Introduces’, a showcase of acts to watch (Udderbelly 2013)
  • Winner of the Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2013
  • Runner Up at the Brighton Fringe – New Comedian Of The Year 2013
  • Winner of the Bath Comedy Festival – New Act Of The Year 2013
  • Runner Up at the Piccadilly Comedy Club – New Act Of The Year 2012
  • Winner of the Hilarious Comedy Clubs – New Act Of The Year 2011
  • Three times Winner of the Frog and Bucket – Beat The Frog
  • Nominee for the Scottish Comedy Awards Best Festival Show
  • Winner of the Comedy Cafe – New Act Competition 2013
  • Winner of the New Comedian Of The Year – Hilarious Comedy Clubs 2011
  • Runner up at the New Comedian Of The Year – Piccadilly Comedy Club 2012
  • Finalist at the Comedian of the Year – Frog and Bucket 2010

…and many more.

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7 reviews for Larry Dean

  1. THE TIMES

    UNEXPECTED AND EXCELLENT

  2. METRO

    ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST RISING STARS TO COME FROM THESE PARTS IN A WHILE

  3. EVENING STANDARD

    FASCINATINGLY FUNNY

  4. EDINBURGH FESTIVALS MAGAZINE

    DEAN IS UNMISSABLE

  5. CHORTLE.CO.UK

    A WINNING COMBINATION OF BEING DAFT AND BEING A SMART ALECK

  6. THE HERALD

    CONFESSIONAL STORY-TELLING AT ITS FUNNIEST…COMEDY GOLD

  7. The Guardian

    DEAN HAS THE EASY CHARM OF AN ARENA COMIC, AND THE HIGH JOKE RATE TOO

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