He earned five star reviews across the board in The Independent, The Scotsman and Three Weeks as well as numerous 'Pick Of The Fringe' accolades.It was here that Alan came to the attention of the Channel 4 bigwigs.Alan has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, Melbourne, Montreal's 'Just For Laughs' and Kilkenny as well as touring the length and breadth of Great Britain with his 'Tooth Fairy' and Spexy Beasttours.
Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award for Stand-up as well as City Life Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001, Alan Carr has become one of the hottest comedy stars in Britain.
The success of the first series of his own chat show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, in the summer of 2009, led to Channel 4 commissioning umpteen further series' as well as Christmas Specials and his summer and New Year Specstaculars. In September 2013, the 100th episode was aired with A-list guests, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.
Alan's hit Channel 4 chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man continues to go from strength-to-strength.
Winner of the2013 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and2013 British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, and in previous years a clutch of awards from the 2012 National Television Award for Best Talk Show, and the 2012 Loaded LAFTA Award for Best Stand Upand the 2010 TV Choice Awards for Best Entertainment Show.
In 2002, his Edinburgh Festival show 'Me 'Ead's Spinnin' earned a four star review in Edinburgh bible, The List, as well as the The Daily Telegraph's Critic's Choice.
There were no surprises then, in 2003, when'I Love Alan Carr' was rated a four star show in both the The Scotsman and The Independent, but it was at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005 that things really started to happen for our Alan.
Alan Carr has been credit crunched — or will be next year, he says, when his two-year, £3 million deal with Channel 4 comes up for renewal.
Most TV celebrities would rather poke their eyes out than talk about contracts, but Carr is open and frank about his.
There were also nominations for Best New British Comedy & Best Comedy Entertainment Personality at the 2009 British Comedy Awards.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man is now firmly established as one of the nation's favourite entertainment TV shows.
Guests from past series include: Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Vin Diesel, Adele, Grace Jones, Drew Barrymore, Robin Williams, David Walliams, Mariah Carey, Russell Brand, Samuel L Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Bette Midler, Sharon Osbourne, One Direction, Gok Wan and Miranda Hart.