Keith Carter (comedian)
|Occupation||Comedian, writer, blogger|
|Genre||Comedy, 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.
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".
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; 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. 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.
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)
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)
Under the Mud (2007).
Awards and nominations
- 2008 Daily Post Arts Award
- 2003 Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year
- 2005 North West Breakthrough Comedian of the Year
- 2001 BBC New Comedy Awards, finalist
- Laura Davis (6 January 2006). "We care for Culture". Daily Post. Retrieved 15 August 2010.[dead link]
- "Get Keith Carter".
- Mike Barnett (16 April 2004). "Scally Scouser". City Life. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- Helen Walsh (23 February 2007). "The kids stay in the picture". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- Catherine Jones (26 February 2008). "Ghost hunt date in grand style at St George's Hall". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 15 August 2010.