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“Cally is a comedy queen – fiery, intelligent and totally original”
Sara Pascoe, Comedian

“Exciting and hilarious talent…she’s got it”
Time Out

“Properly funny. A real find.”
Sandi Toksvig

“A very funny and original comedic voice”
Andy Engel – Gotham Comedy Club, New York

“A great comedian who puts the war in heart-warming stories of modern life. Love her!”
Charlotte Ashton – Creative Director, Comic Relief

“One of the funniest new comics I’ve seen in the past five years. See her now before success or bitterness destroy her”
Logan Murray – Comedian, Actor & Author



CALLY BEATON


Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material.  Her star is fast on the rise: her first episode of QI on BBC2 aired in January 2018, and she has made appearances on BBC Radio 4 ‘s Museum of Curiosity and Radio 6 Music.  She relishes engaging with live audiences and turning gender stereotypes on their head. She is awesomely funny. And modest too.

 She took her first show, Cat Call, to Edinburgh in 2016 with comedy partner Catherine Bohart, where it received a Malcolm Hardee Award. Her debut solo show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick, was a sell-out hit at Edinburgh in 2017, receiving 4**** reviews, national press coverage and picked as Best of Edinburgh Fringe by The Arts Desk.  Cally also won the prestigious 2017/2018 Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act of the Year competition after being tipped as one of the comedians to watch for 2017 by Chortle.  Her Finalist credits include: Fresh Comedy Knights 2016,Max Turner Prize 2016, Bath Comedy Festival 2016, Gotham Comedy New Talent New York 2015.

As well as being an experienced comedian, Cally regularly works as an MC and after-dinner speaker in the corporate, education and charity sectors.  Under her birth name Caroline, she spent over 25 years working in high profile roles in the international media – most recently as Senior Vice President, Viacom International Media Networks. She was the youngest ever board member at Carlton Television in the early 00’s, and by drawing upon her vast experience, incomparable knowledge and unique wit, she is able to strike the perfect balance to of smart, bespoke, and entertaining. As an MC, she knows how to work a room, as a speaker she gives a sharp inspirational and insightful keynote having operated at senior management level in companies including ITV, MTV and Comedy Central.  A naturally gifted speaker with rare insight and an utterly distinctive voice, Cally has worked with – to name a few – Deutsche Bank, AFAR Media, Pact, IMG, Endemol, Channel 4, Hat Trick, Skillset , Women in Film & Television and UCL.


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