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For the film producer and manager with a similar name, see Allan Carr or Allen Carr for the self-help writer.
Alan Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an openly gay English stand-up comedian and TV presenter, renowned for his camp demeanour and saucy innuendo-based jokes.
He won the New Comedian Of The Year Award at the 2001 BBC New Comedy Awards and in 2005 was named Best Stand up comedian in the North West at the North West Comedy Awards. He has also featured in three Edinburgh shows and appeared at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. He appeared at Live Earth on July 7th 2007, welcoming Snow Patrol on stage
Carr made his television debut as a guest on the ITV1 lunchtime show Today with Des and Mel. He regularly co-presents Channel 4's The Friday Night Project(alongside Justin Lee Collins), has appeared for a week on Countdown's dictionary corner, and has made regular appearances on gameshows such as FAQ U and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He has also performed in the Royal Variety Performance.
He toured the UK in 2007 which will be followed by a DVD release in November entitled "Tooth Fairy Live".
Carr is the son of former Northampton Town player and Manager Graham Carr.
In 2006, he and entertainer Lionel Blair saved the life of a man who was about to commit suicide by jumping off Blackpool Pier, when Blair noticed the man was clinging onto the pier by his fingertips. Both Carr and Blair were filming a television programme before the man was noticed, and both mediated with the man, asking him to reconsider his decision of suicide before pulling him to safety. He also appeared on Vanessa Feltz's ITV chat show Vanessa in 1995 to talk about his agoraphobia.