Headline act - Keith Carter as Nige
Keith's seventh comedy gig was as a finalist for the BBC New Comedy Awards, since then he has traveled throughout the world, supporting many top comics such as Ricky Gervais and Johnny Vegas and has won several awards including Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year and North West Breakthrough Comedian of the Year. Capital of Culture judge, Sir Jeremy Isaacs was quoted in the news as saying, ‘He helped Liverpool win the bid,’ after seeing Carter’s comic creation and Liverpool cult hero, ‘Nige’ perform at the cultural bid show for the judges.
The two highlights of his showbiz career are having his one and only single played by John Peel and accidentally knocking George Martin into an ice sculpture whilst drunk. Carter is proficient on guitar, harmonica and piano and can’t believe he is getting away with not having a proper job. He is currently waiting for someone to tap him on the shoulder to tell him it’s all over.
In late 2011, Keith finished filming a TV pilot, which chronicles the daily events and encounters of his character Nige, the aptly entitled “The State Of Nige”.
In 2013, Keith made a cameo appearance is Sky Atlantic's Common Ground. Keith's debut DVD "Keith Carter Live On Stage" was also released in late 2013 to critical acclaim (well from his fans anyway!!)
In 2014, Keith became a guest columnist in the Liverpool Echo, with a page dedicated solely to the humorous views and opinions of not only himself but also those of a couple of his cult character creations, Nige and P-Man.
Opening act - Sully O'Sullivan
Sully O'Sullivan's been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel, hosted a sellout standup tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual Improvaganza Tournament, and completed 2 UK national tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.
“a blast of hiliarty”
Manchester Evening News
“a wicked sense of humour”
Also appearing - Rob Coleman
A very versatile act. Equally at home telling sharp gags. making caustic observations or bantering with the audience.
"Presence a plenty and material to match" - One 4 Review
Guest MC - Ryan McDonnell
Ryan's comedy career began in 2007 in London. After just a year of service he was awarded a place in the Magners Comedy Awards final of 2008, before going on to finish as runner-up in the prestigious Amused Moose new act competition in Edinburgh the following year.
2010 saw him turn professional as well as make his debut at the Edinburgh Festival's esteemed Pleasance Courtyard, as part of Bound & Gagged's 'AAA' show, which was a complete sell-out for the entire run.
Though working predominantly throughout the UK and Ireland, Ryan has also performed as far afield as Spain, Holland, Egypt and Switzerland.
'McDonnell is a cut above the rest' **** - Broadway Baby
'Apollo-quality live comedy' **** - Three Weeks