Francesco De Carlo


Francesco De Carlo is an Italian comedian, radio host and TV writer from Rome. 

His Netflix one-hour stand up special Cose di questo mondo aired in 2019 and is available in 190 countries worldwide. 

Francesco made his Edinburgh debut in 2014 with Italians Do It Later having toured with the Comedy Sans Frontieres project alongside Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran, and recorded the International Showcase for Comedy Central in Montreal in July 2015, which was the first stand-up comedy show in English to be broadcast in Italy.

High profile in his native Italy as the former host of the biggest show on Radio Globo in Rome and regular host on Rai Radio2, as well as multiple series of Stand Up Comedy for Comedy Central Italy and two further series as writer and performer.

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 to impressive ratings and critical acclaim.  These experiences led Francesco to write his first book La Mia Brexit published by Bompiani.

So far his English speaking comedy career has taken him to the UK, South Korea, Slovenia, US, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland! He’s taken part at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Trending Comics as part of the Montreux Comedy Festival and was invited back to appear at the Montreux Comedy Festival @ UAE in Dubai.

Francesco became the European correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave, appeared on Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (BBC2) The Mash Report (BBC2) Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson (Comedy Central) Welcome to Wherever You Are (Radio 4) and The Arts Hour On Tour (BBC World Service).






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