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Jasper Carrott

One of the UK's Best-loved Comedians

Jasper Carrott was born in Birmingham in 1945 and educated at Mosely Grammar School. His first showbiz appearance was as resident singer at the Boggery Folk Club in Solihull. There he discovered his talent for comedy, and the rest as they say, is history.

In 1975, Jasper released his first single. 'Funky Moped / Magic Roundabout' was a massive chart hit, selling over half a million copies and giving Jasper his first silver disc. He made his first television series in 1978 An Audience with Jasper Carrott for LWT followed by a box-office breaking national tour of over a hundred concerts. The following year he made the television film 'Carrott Gets Rowdy' in the USA.

In 1979 Jasper was named as ITV Personality Of The Year and his live TV show from the Theatre Royal 'The Unrecorded Jasper Carrott' became a gold album. Since then Jasper's national and international tours have been sell-outs and have taken him to many corners of the world. In 1983, the live series Carrott's Lib won a BAFTA Award, while in 1985, he starred in the stage play 'The Nerd' and, in 1988, the film 'Jane and the Lost City'.

In 1992, Jasper was named BBC TV's Personality Of The Year and in this year teamed up with actor Robert Powell to record The Detectives, a comedy series based on the hilarious antics of two bungling detectives. Such was the success of the initial series there have been five further series of The Detectives to date.

Jasper has regularly presented a Christmas special for the BBC, either in the form of the hugely successful Carrott's Commercial Breakdown, which won the Best Independent Prize at the prestigious Montreux Festival and a gold medal at the New York TV & Film Awards, or as a television special as One Jasper Carrott recorded at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, a live show which attracted over 14 million viewers.

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Publications

  • Shop! Or a Store is Born (1988)
  • A Little Zit on the Side (1987)
  • 1986
    Sweet and Sour Labrador

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