Keith Carter as Nige
See Nige next on Saturday 1st June
Carter is known as one of the best character comedians on the circuit, with an attention to detail so much so, many have not known he was in character. He doesn’t rely on wigs and silly costumes, Carter relies on sincerity. His most famous creation Nige has gained cult status amongst comedy fans and comedians alike and is see as a comedy icon in his native Liverpool.
His unique ability to improvise and interact with an audience whilst delivering a perfectly honed set of belly-laugh gags and hilariously surreal stories has taken him across the globe, as well as working with, amongst others, Sean Lock, Reg D Hunter, Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand.
Carter can count Johnny Vegas and Jon Richardson as fans of his work. His contemporaries like him so much that Steve Coogan’s company, Baby Cow paid for his one man show Edinburgh run in 2012 and Craig Cash’s company, Jelly Legs paid to make a half hour teaser pilot to be shown at the BBC of one of Carter’s characters.
For a comic that is not a TV celebrity, Carter still managed to perform a multi character one man show to a sell-out crowd in Liverpool’s Neptune Theatre in 2014 and turned it into a successful selling DVD. Because of its offbeat format, It has started to become a ‘cult film’ for comedy aficionados.