Cally Beaton Keynote Speaker
- TV executive at MTV and Carlton TV (South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Served as a senior vice president at Viacom.
- Writer for The Guardian and the Financial Times
Cally Beaton's Biography
Cally Beaton is a multi-talented television executive, stand-up comedian, and writer. She worked as a TV executive at MTV and Carlton TV, responsible for some of the most popular shows, including South Park and SpongeBob SquarePants. Additionally, she has served as a senior vice president at Viacom. When her TV production company was acquired by ITV, she earned a seat on the Board at a young age and was one of very few women at that time in this role.
She advocates for all, but women in particular, to become more financially literate and to participate more actively in their investment decisions.
In 2015, after 20 years in the TV world, Beaton decided to pursue her passion for comedy and began performing as a stand-up comedian. Since then, she has made appearances on several television shows such as BBC One’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired, BBC Two’s QI, Richard Osman’s House of Games, and BBC NI’s The Blame Game and Live at the Apollo Christmas Special. She has also been heard on various radio programs, including BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity, The Unbelievable Truth, Radio 4’s The Now Show, and on BBC Radio 6, Times Radio, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London.
Beaton has made a name for herself in the comedy world, particularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2016, she received 4-star reviews for her performance with comedian Catherine Bohart. The following year, her solo show Super Cally Fragile Lipstick received similar acclaim and won her the Piccadilly Comedy Club “New Comedian Of The Year” 2017/18.
Beaton is also a writer, having contributed to The Guardian and the Financial Times. In Spring 2021, she launched Namaste Motherf**kers, a podcast that combines her love for comedy, self-help and business. With her impressive credentials, it is no surprise that she has been featured on the Daily Mirror’s and the Evening Standard’s best jokes lists and was on Episode 19 of the 2019 series of Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast.