Cally Beaton is a business leader, podcaster, performer and entrepreneur. 


Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material and one of the UK’s most sought-after acts in the worlds of both comedy and corporate.  She has held senior management positions at some of the biggest media companies in the world. Early in her career she headed an independent television production company that was bought by ITV, and went on to find herself the youngest and only female member of the board. She left to set up an award-winning creative consultancy company, Road Trip Media, and went on to do a 10 year stint as Senior Vice President at the US studio giant ViacomCBS. There, Cally oversaw a multi-million dollar budget for brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount. If you want someone to blame for bringing South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants to the world, you need look no further.

It was while working for Comedy Central that Cally was nudged into the sphere of performance and as a 45 year old single parent, Cally first took to the stage. She quickly cemented her position as one of the most exciting and distinctive new stand-ups in the country, with her unflinching, acerbic and intelligent brand of comedy. She has appeared on BBC2’s QI multiple times and as a guest on Radio 4’s Museum Of Curiosity, as well as BBC Radio 6 Music, Times Radio, Radio 5 Live and as a regular contributor on BBC London. Cally’s other appearances include as an expert on BBC2's The Apprentice You're Fired and Richard Osman’s House of Games, BBC1’s Pointless Celebrities and being a panelist on Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth with David Mitchell and The Blame Game. 

In Spring 2021, Cally launched Namaste Motherfuckers, the only podcast where the worlds of comedy, self-help and business collide. With the help of celebrity guests and experts, Cally gets to the stories you’ve never heard before - uncovering not your normal life lessons, but some big ones nonetheless, bringing heart and humour into the worlds of work and wellbeing


Cally has also written for The Guardian and the Financial Times and is one of the country’s most sought-after keynote and after-dinner speakers.