Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer.
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 widespread critical acclaim and a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Larry brought the show for a run of packed-out performances at London’s Soho Theatre and on to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was one of the standout acts on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala.
In 2016, Larry was invited to join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He then returned to Edinburgh with Farcissist, for which he won the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show. Larry subsequently took Farcissist on a UK-wide tour and for a run at the 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Fandan, Larry’s next show, enjoyed a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and became one of the British Comedy Guide’s Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows. Larry also performed the show at Christchurch Buskers Festival and Perth Fringeworld in February 2018 ahead of a sold-out UK tour and a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Later in 2018, Larry took new show Bampot to the Edinburgh Fringe, receiving another raft of four and five star reviews and a nomination for Best Show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Bampot then enjoyed a tour of packed out houses across the UK and Ireland.
Alongside his live work, Larry’s broadcasting career continues to go from strength to strength. He has performed on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week and Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle. Larry has also 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.
One of the most honest, moving and incredibly funny sets I’ve seen in a very long time.
Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah
The Herald ★★★★★
Extremely funny… if he continues to evolve at this pace he seems destined to become a household name.
Unexpected and excellent
The Sunday Times ★★★★
Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show 2018
Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016
Nominee: Scottish Comedy Awards Best Festival Show
Nominee: Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015
Winner: Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2013
Runner Up: Brighton Fringe New Comedian Of The Year 2013
Winner: Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2013
Runner Up: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act Of The Year 2012
Winner: Hilarious Comedy Clubs New Act Of The Year 2011