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MC’d by hilarious Kendal legend, Pete Otway
Keith Carter as Nige:
Keith Carter began his stand up career in Liverpool¹s Orgasmic Comedy Club after half a bottle of gin, three pints of bitter and a packet of crisps (flavour unknown). He was booed off but returned a week later with the novel idea of telling some jokes and he found that the audience preferred this to the stream of abuse that he had used the previous week. He then discovered that audiences liked his gags better when told by someone else which led him to… Nige.
Nige may look like any ordinary scally (skaeli – n. Informal a scamp; rascal) but beneath his shell-suit lies a wealth of intelligent, if slightly odd, gags and stories. Watch open mouthed as he explains how superheroes should make their money, hold back a tear as he explains his father¹s drug-related death ( a box of Lemsips fell on him) and reel back with amazement as he travel through time before your very eyes.
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.
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!!)
Steve Bugeja was crowned the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner and was a finalist in the Amused Moose and Laughing Horse new act competitions. Steve supported Russell Kane on his national tour ‘Smallness’ and he continues to gig at comedy clubs across the country.
In October 2013 Steve was picked for Radio 4’s ‘Fresh From The Fringe’, He returned in 2014 to perform as part of the Fringe’s longest-running showcases, The Comedy Zone and returned to the Fringe in 2015 with his debut solo show.
A prolific writer, Steve has contributed material for Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News. In 2012 he won the BBC’s Funny on Three sitcom competition and the BBC’s Jesting About 2 sketch competition. Steve has contributed material to Radio 4’s The Show What You Wrote and Radio 4 Extra’s topical sketch show Newsjack.
“His social nightmares make for assured comedy, and it’s easy to see why the audience listening at home voted him the BBC New Comedy Award winner of 2013. Greater things surely await”
“Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own.’”
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