One of Australia’s Most Popular Comedians
Carl Barron is one of Australia’s most popular comedians. With a non-threatening observational style of comedy and orginal approach, he touches the hearts of every audience. Carl has headlined at every major comedy venue and festival world wide and currently holds the record for highest selling comedy DVD in Australia.
Carl is Australia’s most popular live comedian. He grew up in Longreach in Central Queensland the son of a shearer. Moved to the Gold Coast where he became a roof tiler, moved to Sydney and decided to walk on stage at The Harold Park Hotel one night and the rest is history. Carl’s non-threatening observational style of comedy appeals to everyone. He has touched the hearts of thousands of people with his gentle, awkward, self-conscious, relaxed and original approach to comedy.
Since winning Comic of the year and Best Up and Coming Talent in 1993, Carl has established himself as one of the most accomplished comedy performers in Australia and around the world.This extremely popular and gifted comedian has tread the boards throughout Australia, New York, LA, London, South Africa, Auckland, Ireland, Singapore, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Edinburgh. Carl started his TV career in 1997 and now has over 50 TV spots behind him both in Australia and abroad. His first DVD won ‘Best Menu Design’ at the Australian DVD Aweards and is the countrys highest selling stand-up comedy DVD in Australian Retail History.
His second show ‘Whatever Comes Next’ won Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival which was then released on DVD entering the charts at Number One, staying there for over twelve months and being nominated for an Aria Award in 2008 for Best Comedy Release. Carl Barron is the only person to have a top 20 selling DVD in the GFK charts three years in a row…and in 2005-2006 he had two DVDs in the top twenty – an astonishing achievement. Since then, Carl has released ‘Walking Down The Street, ‘A One Ended Stick’ both achieving Multi- Platinum status. He was voted in the top 30 most popular comedians to ever have appeared at the prestigious ‘Just for Laughs’ Comedy Festival in Montreal.
His live tours continue to be phenomenally successful. Over 300 000 Australians went to experience Carl on his last live tour alone. His forthcoming tour is entitled ‘Drinking with a fork and his first feature film ‘Manny Lewis is released in 2015. With over 4.6 million views on his official YouTube channel, close to a million fans on Facebook, and half a million DVDs sold, Carl Barron has cemented himself firmly as an Australian comedy icon.
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