Cally Beaton

Media Business Leader, Coach & Performer

Cally Beaton is a comedian, business leader, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. Well-known for being a natural storyteller, full of intelligent, distinctive, and punchline-rich material she is one of the UK’s most sought-after acts for both comedy and corporate work.

Cally 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 was 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 ten-year stint as Senior Vice President at the US studio giant ViacomCBS. There, Cally oversaw multi-million-dollar budgets 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 forty-five-year-old single parent, she 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. Her television appearances include being a regular panellist on QI and The Apprentice: You're Fired, as well as Pointless Celebrities, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Blame Game, and Live At The Apollo.

She is popular with BBC Radio 4 audiences where her appearances include The Now Show, The Unbelievable Truth, Saturday Live, and Museum Of Curiosity. She is also a regular contributor on Radio 5 Live, Times Radio and BBC London.

On her podcast Namaste Motherf**kers, 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 - 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.