Cally Beaton

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Caroline Beaton (born 17 March 1969) is a British stand-up comedian, writer, executive coach and former TV executive based in England.

Early life[edit]

Beaton grew up in Dorset, the daughter of two teachers. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths and is a Master Practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming.[1]


Beaton worked as a TV executive at MTV and Carlton TV responsible for shows including South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants and as a Senior Vice President at Viacom. While working at Comedy Central in 2015 she began performing as a stand-up comedian.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Beaton has appeared as an expert on BBC1's The Apprentice, You're Fired, a panellist on BBC2's QI, and The Blame Game. She has been heard on BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity, The Unbelievable Truth and on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio London.

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016, with comedian Catherine Bohart, they gained 4 star reviews. For her solo show at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick, she gained further 4 star reviews and won the Piccadilly Comedy Club "New Comedian Of The Year" 2017/8.

Her 2019 Edinburgh Fringe solo show Invisible, inspired by the statement by Yann Moix that women over 50 years of age were invisible to him, was listed as unmissable by the Daily Express and received a four star reviews from The Scotsman and Funny Women. Beaton was on Episode 19 of the 2019 series of Richard Herring's Edinburgh Fringe Podcast. She featured on the Daily Mirror's and the Evening Standard's best jokes lists.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Beaton has written for The Guardian.[19][20]

Beaton also works as an executive coach and speaker.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Beaton is single and bisexual. She has a son, who has Asperger syndrome, and a daughter.[22]


  1. ^ "British Comedy Guide". 17 August 2017.
  2. ^ "The Sunday Post".
  3. ^ "British Comedy Guide". 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh Festival Guide". 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Bloomberg LP".
  6. ^ "Television Business International". 19 June 2015.
  7. ^ "MyMIP".
  8. ^ "Cat Call". 23 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Cat Call – Catherine Bohart and Cally Beaton". 8 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews".
  12. ^ "News: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian Of The Year – Results". 30 December 2017.
  13. ^ "The Scotsman 23rd August 2019 Comedy Review".
  14. ^ "The Daily Mirror 23rd August 2019". 23 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Evening Standard 8th August 2019". 8 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Daily Express 23rd July 2019". 23 July 2019.
  17. ^ Willsher, Kim (7 January 2019). "The Guardian Opinion 7th January 2019". The Guardian.
  18. ^ "Funny Women 22nd August 2019". 22 August 2019.
  19. ^ "The Guardian Opinion 23 May 2019".
  20. ^ Beaton, Cally (20 August 2019). "The Guardian Opinion 20th August 2019". The Guardian.
  21. ^ "Cally Beaton".
  22. ^ "The Arts Desk".

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