(born 1964) is an Australian comedian
. His style is based on observational humour
. He was born in Longreach
, the son of a sheep shearer
, and formerly worked as an apprentice
roof tiler. Barron has released two DVDs
, entitled Carl Barron LIVE!
and Carl Barron: Whatever Comes Next
. In 1993 he was voted Comic of the Year
and Best Up and Coming Talent
and has since made many TV appearances in commercials and on shows such as Rove
and Thank God You're Here
. Barron made his first television appearance on the NRL Footy Show
in 1997. One of his perpetual jokes
is that several people have mistaken him for people such as Australian musician Paul Kelly
. He famously stated "I reckon if Paul Kelly
had a baby, I'd be it!". He commonly has sell-out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Barron has been very successful in Australia with the DVD release of Carl Barron LIVE! going four times platinum, making it the most successful Australian comedy DVD in Australian history. On his most recent tour to the Sydney Opera House he sold out shows continuously.
Barron can play the piano to some extent. He also does a lot of walking and has named his new show Walking Down The Street. He enjoys tennis, studying French, travelling and is currently working on a novel.
Barron has recently begun appearing in ads in the Newcastle and Hunter area for local credit union Hunter Mutual.