|Born||November 6, 1926 |
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Years active||1960s – present|
|Notable works and roles||The Comedians|
Frank Carson (born 6 November 1926, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish comedian and actor, best known on television in series such as The Comedians and Tiswas. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The Comedians was a British Television show of the 1970s (later reprised in the 1980s which gave a stage to nightclub and Working men's club Tiswas was a Saturday morning children's British TV show which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982
Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he attended St Patrick's Primary School and worked as a plasterer in the building trade. A Plasterer is a Tradesman who works with Plaster, such as forming a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or Frank's family were of Italian descent, with his grandmother hailing from Sicily. Sicily ( Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy. He grew up in an area of Belfast called 'little Italy', which no longer exists.  Carson spent 3 years with the Parachute Regiment in the Middle East in the 1950s. The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive 
Carson became a popular performer on Irish TV, he then went to England to work as a stand-up club comedian and had success on the long running TV music-hall revival show, The Good Old Days. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Good Old Days was a popular BBC Television light entertainment programme which ran from 1953 to 1983. He then went on to win the peak-viewing national favourite talent show Opportunity Knocks, presented by the veteran actor Hughie Green, three times. Opportunity Knocks is a UK Television Talent show originally hosted by Hughie Green. Hughie Green ( February 2, 1920 &ndash May 3, 1997) was the host of numerous British television shows His style of telling jokes and good material came over well on TV and he was one of the most noticeable of the acts when he appeared on The Comedians (1971) alongside Charlie Williams, Bernard Manning, Mike Reid and Jim Bowen. The Comedians was a British Television show of the 1970s (later reprised in the 1980s which gave a stage to nightclub and Working men's club Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Charles Adolphus Williams MBE ( 23 December 1927 — 2 September 2006) was a Mixed-race English professional Bernard John Manning (13 August 1930 &ndash 18 June 2007 was an English stand-up comedian. This article is about the entertainer For other people named Mike Reid see Mike Reid. Jim Bowen born Peter B Williams (upon adoption his name was changed to James Whittaker and upon marriage to Jim Bowen in Heswall, Cheshire, This was a novel TV show at the time and consisted of a half hour of non-stop stand-up comedy from several comedians per show. It became a hit in the United Kingdom and Frank Carson's career was established from then on. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The show started success for a long list of UK comedians, many of whom are still working today.
The Comedians led to similar shows, Who Do You Do? and The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club was a British television variety show made by Granada Television in the mid 1970s The last was an attempt to bring the northern English working man's club show to TV. Frank Carson was a regular on TV for many years after The Comedians, also working as a stage entertainer and appearing before the Royal Family in shows. The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Carson's two catchphrases, "It's a cracker!" and "It's the way I tell 'em!" never seem to fail when he appears before an audience, and he often tells 'Irish jokes'. i. e. jokes mocking an Irishman in a mild way.
He had heart surgery in 1976 and it was suggested that this would mean he would retire. Cardiac surgery is Surgery on the Heart and/or Great vessels performed by a Cardiac surgeon. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. But he continued working - he became a regular on the ATV children's series Tiswas - and also went into making TV acting appearances and also acting in two cinema films in the 1990s, and directing a film in 2002. Associated TeleVision Limited, best known simply as ATV, was a British ITV company from 1955 until 1981 Tiswas was a Saturday morning children's British TV show which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982 See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 2004, a planned appearance on the UK version of TV reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was shelved by ITV executives due to prohibitive insurance costs given Carson's age. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here! is a Reality television show in which celebrities live in jungle conditions with few creature comforts and have to earn Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent
Today Carson lives in the Layton area of Blackpool, Lancashire. Blackpool (/ˈblækˌpul is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea He is still working, making live appearances, in Cabaret, Pantomime and the Summer Season throughout the UK. Carson spends much of his time helping the needy which has included raising £130,000 for the Royal Victoria Hospital Children's Cancer Ward in 1986.
In 1987 his dedication to charity was recognised by the Roman Catholic Church when he was awarded a Papal knighthood by the Pope. Papal Orders of Chivalry are orders of knighthood bestowed by the Pope. History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and
He is a member of the entertainment charity the Grand Order of Water Rats. The Grand Order of Water Rats is an entertainment industry charity based in London, England.
His nephew Sean Carson is a comedy writer.
His nephew Trevor Carson is a football Goalkeeper for Sunderland F.C. in the Premier League. Trevor Carson (born March 5 1988 in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish professional footballer currently Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional Association football team based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, which plays in The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs
Carson is a director of football team Chasetown F.C.. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Chasetown Football Club is an English football club based in the Chasetown area of Burntwood, Staffordshire.