English comedian and writer Alan Graham Carr, better known without his middle name, was born in 1976 and lived mostly in Northampton. The comedian got his breakthrough in the industry sometime around 2001 and has been thriving since. Let us tell you more about Alan Carr and his net worth and income.
He is known to have moved to Manchester as a fresh graduate with plans of getting into comedy. Carr worked at a call center while doing his best to get his big break. Clearly, his time in Stretford has stayed with him as it continues to be reflected in his work.
He performs his art through radio, television, and stand-up. After being recognized by City Life as the Best Newcomer of the Year and winning at the BBC New Comedy Awards, it was easy for fans to spot him in a variety of shows.
Some of his most loved works include his television appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Law of the Playground, The Friday Night Project, and Alan Carr: Chatty Man. His most popular radio show has been with BBC Radio 2 with a show called Going Out with Alan Carr.
Out of everything Carr does, his stand-up comedy has to be the best of them, which he does consistently. In his late twenties, he had managed to get into the Manchester comedy club, where he was popular enough to have his own monthly show called Alan Carr’s Ice Cream Sunday.
The famous comedian was seen performing at the Apollo Theatre in London along with a few respectable charity performances, including the Royal Variety Performance and Channel 4’s comedy gala for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
With his major appearances on a variety of media all done and out of the way, let us now get to the comedic genius Alan Carr’s net worth.
Alan Carr’s Personal Life
Comedian Alan Carr was born on 14th June 1976 to his parents, Christine Carr and Grahan Carr in Weymouth, Dorset. Carr was the oldest of the two children his parents had and is known to have spent a significant amount growing up in Northampton.
We know that his father, Graham Carr hailed from a family that had its roots in the North East of England. He was at some point the town manager for Northampton and has also worked as Newcastle United Chied Scout, a professional English football club.
While in Northampton, Alan was sent to the Weston Favell Upper School, once done here, he got himself enrolled at the Middlesex University where he got a 2:1 BA Honors degree in Drama and Theater Studies. With a degree in a subject that exposes you to art in the form of acting, it did not take Carr very long to realize what he wanted to do after college.
Right after his graduation was done, Carr decided that he wanted to get into comedy professionally and to make sure this dream came true, he moved to Manchester in his early twenties. Obviously, it was not easy to get into the industry as a rookie which caused the now-successful comedian to spend quite a few of his days in a suburban region of the city called, Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
Once Carr thought his time in that suburban area was done and over, he moved on to live in another region of Manchester city called Stretford. This place was a market town located in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Throughout his time in Manchester, which is also the time Carr spent trying to get his foot into the world of comedy, the comedian also continued to work for a call center.
He did this to support his life in Manchester till he made it big in comedy. So he did small comedy jobs on the side to get a gist of the work and to try out his style and brush up his skills. For a total of five years, Alan Carr worked his butt off at the call center all the while performing comedy during his off time.
It was only after these five years that Carr finally decided to quit his job at the call center to move further into pursuing comedy.
After much hard work and effort, the comedian got his breakthrough and recognition as a comedian by a Manchester-based news and art magazine called City Life which announced having chosen the then rookie comedian Alan Carr as the Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001.
This title and a victory at the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year i.e. 2001 had Alan Carr’s career graph going in an upward trajectory, with him enjoying the fruits of his hard work even now.
With his career all set, the comedian came out as gay and also revealed that he did not want his audience to focus on that part of him all that much. While many think that it is great that he is working as a gay comedian, all Carr wants is to be “just a comedian”.
While he is all for the rights of his community, he does not want it to be his only defining characteristic. In one of his stand-up comedy sets, the comedian said that he wants to be known as ‘just a comedian’ instead of a ‘gay comedian’.
He has always been confident and aware of his sexuality, revealing that he had never really been ‘in the closet’ since he and those around him already knew and made fun of him for the same reason. Though it has been a long while since the comedian revealed that he was gay, it was only recently, in 2018, that he also announced his marriage.
In January of the year, he declared that he going to marry Paul Drayton, the man he had been in a loving relationship with for over ten years. The couple got married in Los Angeles and their beautiful wedding was officiated by Carr’s best friend and popular singer, Adele.
The two lived together and shared a happy relationship but sadly, in 2022, they ended up announcing their separation. The reason for this separation was revealed to be husband, Paul Drayton’s consistent habit of drinking and driving. Their separation process was revealed to have been friendly and a mutual decision.
Since the two do not live together anymore, Alan Carr is known to have moved to live in a place three miles away from Horsham, in West Sussex.
The comedian recently revealed that he is not dating anyone at the moment. Not only is he single but it might be that things are not going all that well for him. He is in a slump phase and does not wish to meet new people, especially not through dating apps. But in real Alan Carr style, he seems to be coping with the end of his thirteen-year-long relationship with his classic humor.
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Alan Carr’s Net Worth
Comedian Alan Carr has been very active in the entertainment industry, so it is not a shocker that his net worth stands at 10 million pounds. Over his career as someone working in the entertainment industry, Carr has managed to keep comedy at the core despite all of his ventures, of which there are many.
The reason behind his high net worth does not just come from the fact that he is a successful comedian who has been around for quite a long time but also that he has published books, gone on tours, and been on television and radio.
Since his City Life Best Newcomer of the Year award, the comedian has performed at the Manchester Comedy Store, moving on to hosting The Friday Night Project with Justin Lee Collins, followed by television projects like Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong.
His television appearances and regular appearances at comedy clubs must add to his income, keeping in mind that he has been in the business for long enough to demand higher pay. He has also gone on extensive tours to perform his stand-up act in different places. Some of his most successful arena tours include Tooth Fairy Live, Spexy Beast Live, and finally, Yap, Yap, Yap!
While you may think that his only source of income must be his television shows, radio programs, and being a comedian, there is one more thing that the comedian is involved in, which must add heavily to his worth.
Alan Carr earns income through his book sales, which may come as a surprise to many. But he has actually put out a book, an autobiography that he published back in 2009 titled “Look Who It Is!”.
Apart from his comedy-related work, the gay comedian has also been featured on reality shows like The Great Celebrity Bake Off and RuPaul’s Drag Race, the UK version where he switches constantly as a judge with Graham Norton.
He can also be spotted hosting BBC’s show called Interior Design Masters. Clearly, so many appearances on television and a fully booked work schedule have been good for Alan. Though not much is known about his private assets and investments, we do know that he has a beautiful house worth 2.7 million pounds in Aldington, near Kent, all for himself.
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