Melbourne based comedian
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.
Carl grew up in Longreach in Central Queensland the son of a sheep shearer. He moved to the Gold Coast where he became a roof-tiler, moved to Sydney and decided to become a comic. 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 entertained throughout Australia, New York, L.A, London, Auckland, Ireland, Singapore and Edinburgh.
Carl started his TV career in 1997 and has over 50 TV spots to his credit both in Australia and abroad. His first DVD release won 'Best Menu Design' at the Australian DVD Awards and sales of same have reached 170 000 copies still making it the highest selling stand-up comedy DVD in Australian retail history. His latest release 'Whatever Comes Next’ has sold over 130 000 - that's over 300 000 sales in Australia alone!
Having headlined at every major comedy venue and Festival worldwide, no wonder that Carl Barron is one of the most sought after Australian comedians. There are very few Australian comedians on the live scene who have received the same kudos as Carl.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Sydney 'Cracker' Comedy Festival
Sydney Big Laugh Festival
Montreal 'Juste Pour Rire' (Just for Laughs) Festival 2000
Montreal 'Juste Pour Rire' (Just for Laughs) Festival 2004
oz.comedy (thecomedychannel Foxtel)
Rove (Network Ten)
The Footy Show - NRL (Nine Network) - including Live and Sketch Sydney Weekender (Nine Network)
Fat Pizza (SBS)
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Nine Network)
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate (Ten Network) Live at Jongleurs (Channel 4 UK)
Montreal Juste Pour Rire' Festival Gala (Canadian TV), 2000 and 2004
Preen Commercial - two campaigns
The Midday Show (Nine Network)
Hey Hey It's Saturday (Nine Network)
Best Of the Footy Show Comedians - Host (Nine Network)
New Zealand - Oddfellows Comedy Gala
The Glasshouse - ABC TV
Best Menu Design for Carl Barron Live - DVD, 2004
Nominated for ACE Award 1999
Nominated for Comedian of the year Maurie Awards 2002
Nominated for a MO Award 2002, 2004
Won the Best International Show at this years NZ International Comedy Festival
Nominated for ARIA award for 'Whatever Comes Next' DVD – 2006