As seen on Comedy Central’s “The Alternative Comedy Experience” and heard on BBC Radio Four’s “Andrew O’Neil: Pharmacist Baffler”, Stephen Carlin has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. Recently returned from a tour of South Africa and the Far East Stephen is increasingly expanding his following in the international comedy scene.
Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever” Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant, Tom Stade & Felix Dexter on their national tours.
As always, Carlin’s art lies in his ability to quarry wildly original material from the most conventional of starting points. By taking run-of-the-mill observations and then applying his relentless but warped logic, he constructs towers of comic artistry. This married to his exceptional use of language and his brilliantly opinionated broadsides make for memorable routines. All skilfully delivered in his deadpan Scottish brogue.
He has performed a number solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival most recently in 2017 “Stephen Carlin: Rise of the Autistic"
In the past 12 months Stephen has performed in Pakistan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambdia and Vietnam.
His writing credits include the Now Show and the Newsquiz and he is the author of a Comedy Blog, which hilariously exposes the many facets of a life lived in comedy.
“This is laconic laced with Red Bull, material so thoughtful you would put your house on (him) reinventing the knock knock joke… announcing the arrival of a new comedy original.” Herald
One of the most inventive stand-ups on the Fringe….. knowingly cynical and hilarious … delightfully deadpan Scot " Chortle
“If this man isn’t a household name in five years time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” Scotsman
“Ready to become at the very least a cult favourite among fans of the sharper end of stand-up” Guardian
“One of the most distinctive, and funniest, new comedians in Britain” Chortle
"this capacity crowd [was] falling at Carlin's feet." Gigglebeats
“A great comic mind at work” London is Funny
“A fierce Invention at Play” The List