Carr was born in Weymouth, Dorset, and spent most of his childhood in Northampton before moving to Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, where he began his comedy career. Carr's breakthrough was in 2001, winning the City Life Best Newcomer of the Year and the BBC New Comedy Awards. In the ensuing years, his career burgeoned on the Manchester comedy circuit before he became well known for hosting The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins. This led to the release of a short-lived entertainment show called Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong in 2008 and, eventually, his popular comedy chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, which aired on Channel 4 between 2009 and 2016.
Carr also hosted a radio show, Going Out with Alan Carr, on BBC Radio 2 for three years as well as releasing his autobiography Look Who It Is! (2008) and going on three arena tours: Tooth Fairy Live (2007), Spexy Beast Live (2011) and Yap, Yap, Yap! (2015).
Carr has won two British Comedy Awards, two National Television Awards and a BAFTA TV Award.
Kenyon Glover (S1), Keon Hunt (S1), Preston Taylor (S1), Emanuel Palmer (S2), Max "The Body" Philisaire (S2), Shawn Morales (S3-6), Jason Carter (S3-AS5), Miles Davis Moody (S6-9), Simon Sherry Wood (S6), Bryce Eilenberg (S7-AS5), Jared North (S9), Yadier Despaigne (S9), Bruno Carvalho (AS4-AS5)