Keith Carter (comedian)

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Keith Carter
BornKeith Carter
3 February
Liverpool, England
OccupationComedian, writer, blogger
NationalityUnited Kingdom
GenreComedy, social commentary

Keith Carter is an award-winning Liverpool-based comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his comic creation Nige, a caricature of a scallie from Merseyside cited by Sir Jeremy Isaacs as being instrumental in helping Liverpool's successful 2007 Capital of Culture bid.[1]

Carter has been described as "not just a stand-up with a dressing-up box, he makes his characters live by his bearing, his gestures and by his voice".[2]


Carter began his career as a comedian in clubs in Liverpool in 2001. He has developed a number of comic characters, the most famous of which is Nige, who he claims to have based on a scouser queuing up in front of him in a dole queue;[3] other characters Carter has created include Gerald Roberts, an opinionated driver, and Colin Kilkelly, who thinks he is Liverpool's answer to Enrique Iglesias. Carter has made a number of appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been nominee and winner of a number of awards. His appearance in Under the Mud was described by The Guardian as an almost show stealing performance.[4] In 2008 he co-wrote the play The Berserker Boys with fellow Liverpudlian comedian Stanley McHale. The play premièred at the Unity Theatre in February 2008.[5]

TV Credits[edit]

Domestic, BBC 2 (2002)

Comedy Shuffle, BBC 3 (written and performed) (2007)

It's Adam and Shelley, BBC 3 (2007)

Meet The Blogs, ITV (2008)

Scallywagga, BBC 3 (2008)

Tonightly, Channel 4 (2008)

Radio Credits[edit]

Loose Ends, BBC Radio (2004)

The Gerald Roberts Radio Show, BBC Radio (2005)

How I Won The Capital of Culture by Nige, BBC Radio (2005)

Deck of Friends, BBC Radio (playwright) (2005)

Film Credits[edit]

Under the Mud (2007).

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Laura Davis (6 January 2006). "We care for Culture". Daily Post. Retrieved 15 August 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Get Keith Carter".
  3. ^ Mike Barnett (16 April 2004). "Scally Scouser". City Life. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  4. ^ Helen Walsh (23 February 2007). "The kids stay in the picture". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  5. ^ Catherine Jones (26 February 2008). "Ghost hunt date in grand style at St George's Hall". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 15 August 2010.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Keith Carter profile at the Comedy Zone
  • [2] BBC profile of Keith Carter
  • [3] Keith Carter's blog for the Liverpool Echo