Nathan Caton

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Nathan Caton
Birth name Nathan Junior Caton
Born (1984-11-02) 2 November 1984 (age 30)
Hammersmith, London, England
Medium Satire, stand-up, radio, television
Nationality British
Years active 2004-present
Website http://www.nathancaton.com

Nathan Junior Caton[1] is an English comedian. He is one of a few West Indian-English comedians to have successfully broken into the comedy circuit.

Early life[edit]

Caton was born and raised in Hammersmith, London, the oldest of three children. He became interested in comedy while doing A Levels drama and continued the interest whilst an architecture student at Anglia Ruskin University. In 2005 he won the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award. He was the first in his family to graduate from university but chose to pursue comedy full-time, much to his parents' initial disappointment. Caton is a Brentford fan.[2]

Career[edit]

Caton appeared on ITV's "Comedy Cuts in 2007 after appearing at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2012, he did a tour called "Get Rich or Die Cryin'". He has also written for the children's series "Rastamouse".[3] Also in 2012, he wrote and appeared in the Radio Four series "Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing", looking at his own life involving how he went into a career in comedy against his parent's wishes after his background in architecture.[4][5] In July 2012, he appeared on the Radio Four programme The Now Show, on which he did a sketch referring to a news story about John Terry. He subsequently appeared again in March 2013 (mocking Justin Bieber's recent UK tour) and in October 2013. He has also appeared on Russell Howard's Good News and Mock the Week. In 2014, Nathan hosted Videogame Nation for Ginx TV on Challenge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find my past". 
  2. ^ "Meet Greenford's up and coming stand up comedian". Ealing Gazette. 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Published Thursday, Feb 16 2012, 10:58 GMT (2012-02-16). "Nathan Caton comedy interview: 'I'm more Radio 4 than MTV Base' - Showbiz Interview". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing, About Work". BBC. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  5. ^ "the UK's largest collection of comedians biogs and photos". comedy cv. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 

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