Carter began his stand up career in Liverpool's Orgasmic Comedy
Club after consuming far too much alcohol, and a packet of crisps
he was booed off, he soon returned with the idea that the audience
would like his gags better if told by someone else. And so, Nige
to Nige in action
might look like your garden variety shell-suited scally, but beneath
this vacant stereotype lies a wealth of intelligent off-beat gags
and keenly observed parodies. A reefer smoking 'king of the dole,'
Nige has had a lot of time to muse on life and has come up with
plenty of acute observations on subjects as diverse as his grandma's
cat (Bin Laden) and alien abduction.
show is a mix of theatre and stand up. A cross between David Lynch
and Walt Disney - but with less dancing mice. Watch open mouthed
as surreal thinker Nige explains how superheroes should make their
money, or hold back a tear as he relates his father's drug-related
death (a box of Lemsips fell on him).
has all of the talents to be a great comic actor, he is vain, depressed,
volatile, reclusive and lacking in identity. He is keen to avoid
the stand up comedy treadmill - presenting quiz shows, voice overs
for advertisements, appearing on game shows - and wants to concentrate
on developing stage work, both writing and acting. He hopes that
this will lead to him realising his greatest ambition - cross breeding
gerbils with sabre toothed tigers for the Japanese toy market.
will confront the Scouse stereotype again with his debut at The
Edinburgh Festival this year at the new Edinburgh Jongleurs.
information is below, kidder.
Nige: Cigs, Drugs and Rock n Roll (not 4th, 12th, 19th).
Jongleurs 2, Leith Street, Edinburgh.
08707 870 707 - £7 to £9