Francesco De Carlo
Francesco made his Edinburgh debut in 2014 with Italians Do It Later, and the same year toured with the Comedy Sans Frontieres project alongside Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran. In 2015 he recorded the International Showcase for Comedy Central in Montreal, which was the first stand-up comedy show in English to be broadcast in Italy.
High profile in his native Italy, Francesco is the former host of the biggest show on Radio Globo in Rome, and his TV appearances have included four series of Stand Up Comedy and three series of Comedy Central News on Comedy Central Italy. So far his English speaking comedy career has taken him to the UK, South Korea, Slovenia, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland!
Now based in London, Francesco has become a European correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave, and has supported Tommy Tiernan on his most recent U.K. tour. Last year he appeared in Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (BBC2) and on The Arts Hour On Tour (BBC World Service). He also completed performing his critically acclaimed show, Comfort Zone, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Rai3 in Italy commissioned his own series, Tutta Culpa Della Brexit (Blame it on Brexit), charting Francesco’s experiences as an Italian comedian living in London during the Brexit negotiations, which aired in December. He recently took part in Trending Comics as part of the Montreux Comedy Festival and appeared on an episode of BBC Radio 4 series Welcome to Wherever You Are. In March Francesco performed at the Montreux Comedy Festival @ UAE in Dubai, and he will be bringing Comfort Zone to the Soho Theatre in May.